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Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,020
You cannot upload photos directly from your computer into a message within a discussion. Your photo must reside elsewhere. Some have used free photo hosting sites (www.ofoto.com/, www.fototime.com, www.clubphoto.com) to load their photos into a private folder and then post them within a message.

Here's how:

To get this:

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Use this coding, but replace the ( and ) with < and >:

(img src="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/pictures/152934.jpg")

Or: (img src="Photo URL address")

To make your photo a link like this:

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do this:

(a href="Page URL address")(img src="Photo URL address")(/a)

Remember, posting copyrighted photos is a no-no. Unless, of course, you own the copyright.

Hope this helps! If you need more assistance, please let me know.

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  • Here's a recent photo of my Echo - blue, as you might guess by my name.
    image

    2001, 14,255 miles, no problems. And new wheel covers from eBay. I believe they're from a Corolla...
  • britton2britton2 Posts: 305
    yes, I have a '01 Corolla and those do look just like my wheel covers - I visited a Toyota dealership today (to get another look at the '03 Corolla; they only had one) and I saw a few Echos on the lot - the salesman said they will not be making them anymore after next year (not sure if he meant model year 2002 or 2003) - I asked "you mean they will re-design them?" - he said "no, I mean they won't be making them anymore" - just thought I'd pass that on -
  • rtonenrtonen Posts: 8
    I like the redesign of the Echo. Except for the front. It is way better looking now that they redesigned the tail light lenses but the front does look a little like cookie cutter styling. But overall i would purchase one.

    And what is this i hear about the Echo being discontinued. Why would Toyota discontinue the Echo after they just redesigned it. I should carry over for at least another 2 years unless it will be switched over to the new brand name of Scion??..Any thoughts any one?
  • i_luv_toyotai_luv_toyota Posts: 350
    I think Scion will flop, and the Echo will remain a Toyota.
  • grnechory81 Your car was the greatest I have seen online. Mine is complete stock yet... Will post pic of my car later :P ;)
  • Hi Does anyone know where I can get a main computer for my
    1300 4wd Toyota echo.
  • mopar71mopar71 Posts: 31
    4wheel drive echo?
  • How to change O2 sensor in Toyota echo
    This is my first attempt at posting a DIY. Hope it is helpful.
    This DIY will provide step by step instructions to change the Oxygen Sensor located in Bank1 Sensor 2. This oxygen sensor is located behind the catalytic converter. The reason I had to change the oxygen sensor is because my check engine light was triggered. I used an OBDII scanner to scan for error codes. The code I had was PO141 which shows that the sensor is faulty. The shop manual I have for the echo states that the resistance of the Oxygen Sensor should be tested with an Ohmeter to confirm that the sensor is indeed bad. If out of tolerance the sensor can be replaced. I ordered my sensor directly from Toyota. It ran $167 after taxes. Note: There is a number stamped onto the oxygen sensor that you will need when ordering. Below are the steps I followed to test and remove the oxygen sensor.

    * Before starting this project please make sure you have the following tools:
    - Jack
    - Jack Stands
    - Flat Head Screw Driver
    - 7/8" Open end wrench
    - 10mm socket & wrench
    - 14mm socket & wrench
    - masking or electrical tape
    - ohmmeter
    - OBDII scan tool

    <img src="http://inlinethumb07.webshots.com/4230/2739765440103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- hand tools utilized for repair. Also included in picture are the seat screws and screw covers..

    link with info for oxygen sensor
    link with overview of oxygen sensor components.

    1. Jack up car &#150; this allows access to oxygen sensor
    - Place jack under front jack point
    - After jacking up the car, place jack stands under proper support areas
    - Vehicle lift and support information can be found in shop manual on page IN-9

    <img src="http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/27180/2609500280103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- Here are the jack points from the Shop Manual
    - Here are some pictures of the jack and stands under the car:

    <img src="http://inlinethumb47.webshots.com/42030/2644518260103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- Jack under front jack point with block of wood to prevent maring and to give extra lift height.


    <img src="http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/1795/2393068770103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- Jack stand under front passenger side jack point.

    2. Remove Front Passenger Seat &#150; This allows carpet to be pulled back for removal of Oxygen Sensor
    - Remove draw tray from below front passenger seat
    - Unclip sensor below front passenger seat

    <img src="http://inlinethumb63.webshots.com/25662/2947748450103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- seat belt sensor still attached


    <img src="http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/26848/2197658260103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- seat belt sensor detached
    - Put tape over flat head screw driver blade and use to pry rear covers off of seat

    <img src="http://inlinethumb05.webshots.com/25284/2649076280103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- screwdriver with tape on it
    - Use screwdriver to carefully pry covers off rear seat screw covers

    <img src="http://inlinethumb25.webshots.com/39512/2629316280103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- screw covers still attached to rear of seat track


    <img src="http://inlinethumb55.webshots.com/11190/2554809600103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- screw covers removed from seat track
    - Carefully remove seat from car,.

    <img src="http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/35616/2772188570103114259S600x600Q85.jpg"
    -- seat removed from car and placed in another room


    <img src="http://inlinethumb31.webshots.com/39326/2966644430103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- view of echo interior with passenger seat removed.

    3. Remove center console and test oxygen sensor
    - remove screw from rear cup holder

    <img src="http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/6768/2093026070103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- screw in rear of center console


    <img src="http://thumb19.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/94/28/2651994280103114259EVbACm_th.jpg
    -- screw once removed from center console

    - pull up on center console &#150; this gives access to oxygen sensor connector

    <img src="http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/40771/2183084850103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- center consol slightly lifted with carpet pulled back slightly


    <img src="http://inlinethumb56.webshots.com/40951/2825876840103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- center console pulled up with light shining on O2 sensor connector


    <img src="http://inlinethumb63.webshots.com/18878/2679897090103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- close up view of O2 sensor connector &#150; note how the o2 sensor&#146;s wire goes below the carpet

    - Unclip oxygen sensor from connection

    <img src="http://inlinethumb40.webshots.com/33575/2404518490103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- close up view of O2 sensor connector on echo with O2 sensor disconnected

    - test with ohmmeter to verify sensor is bad

    <img src="http://inlinethumb61.webshots.com/39484/2411395010103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- schematic from shop manual (PG SF-60) detailing how to test oxygen sensor


    <img src="http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/3961/2268345540103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- view of oxygen sensor terminals *Note picture was taken after oxygen sensor was removed from exhaust.

    4. Remove oxygen sensor &#150; if test with ohm meter shows the sensor is faulty
    - from passenger compartment push oxygen sensor lead wire down below carpet and out of access hole. There is a rubber grommet that is part of the oxygen sensor &#150; push this out of the hole.

    <img src="http://inlinethumb02.webshots.com/11265/2780408260103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- pushing oxygen sensor connector down through carpet towards grommet


    <img src="http://inlinethumb01.webshots.com/16960/2912344700103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- close up view of hole in floor pan with oxygen sensor and grommet removed.

    - under car remove O2 sensor from exhaust pipe using 7/8" wrench
    - (I didn&#146;t have a metric wrench that was big enough)

    <img src="http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/35267/2222788220103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- under car view after oxygen sensor was removed.

    .
    <img src="http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/37932/2069255310103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- New oxygen sensor next to old oxygen sensor

    5. Install new oxygen sensor
    - from inside of car feed oxygen sensor down through carpet through hole in floor pan
    * Do not press grommet through hole &#150; connector needs to stay loose so that wire can rotate when screwing oxygen sensor into exhaust
    - from underside of car screw oxygen sensor into exhaust being careful not to overly twist the connector wires.
    - from inside of car press rubber grommet through hole so that it seals
    - from underside of automobile pull on rubber grommet to make sure it is partially through and completely seals the hole.

    <img src="http://inlinethumb02.webshots.com/42241/2646921900103114259S600x600Q85.jpg
    -- under car view after oxygen sensor was removed.

    6. Reinstall center console
    - line up front two clips and press center console down

    <img src="http://inlineth
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Thank you. It looks like the actual instructions got cut off. Can you try again?
  • tdutzitdutzi Posts: 3
    Unfortunately I had posted this DIY in the wrong spot. You can view it under the following link as a guide:

    http://www.carspace.com/guides/Toyota-Echo-How-to-change-post-catalytic-oxygen-s- ensor-(O2-Sensor)
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Thanks for the repost. There's still something hinky about that link, and I'm not being able to find the right magic trick to fix it. Let me ask about it and I'll get back to you here.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Okay, here we go - this link should work after a CarSpace admin edited your guide title slightly: How to Change an O2 Sensor in an Echo.

    It seems it is best to avoid using parentheses in html in general and especially in CarSpace guide titles. ;)
  • tdutzitdutzi Posts: 3
    edited July 2011
    I was bored and figured I would post a DIY for changing your Echo&#146;s oil.

    *Before starting please make sure you have the following tools:
    --- a 14 mm socket wrench
    --- an oil filter wrench (65/67mm &#150; 14 Flutes)
    --- ramps
    --- wheel chocks
    --- pan to catch waste oil
    --- container to place used motor oil in
    --- a new oil filter
    --- new oil
    --- some rags and news papers.
    --- a measuring cup


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    1. Drive up on ramps &#150; this allows easy access to oil drain plug. Carefully drive up the ramps. After driving up ramps set e brake and rear wheel chocks to keep vehicle from rolling backwards..


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    --- Pic of front of car while up on ramps


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    --- Pic of rear of car showing rear wheel chock while up on ramps.


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    --- Underside of car. Note where the oil plug is, facing the front passenger side wheel.

    2. Place newspapers and drain pan under car. &#150; This helps to prevent any spills on concrete.


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    --- Underside of car with newspaper and oil drain pan.

    3. Use 14mm wrench or socket wrench to remove drain plug and drain oil. &#150; Be careful not to let drain plug fall into whatever container it is you are using to catch the oil. It will be messy to fish it out. Place plug where it can&#146;t be lost.


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    --- Oil draining into drain pan.

    4. Remove oil filter. &#150; While oil is draining remove the old oil filter. Use oil filter wrench (65/67mm &#150; 14 Flutes). As you unscrew the oil filter oil will start to leak out. Maneuver you oil drain pan so that it catches the leaking oil.


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    --- Pic of Oil Filter


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    --- Pic of Oil Filter Wrench


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    --- Pic of oil filter wrench on oil filter. This oil filter accepts a 3/8&#148; socket wrench.


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    --- Pic of oil filter removed from engine and draining in drain pan.


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    --- Oil filter mount point.

    5. Install new oil filter. &#150; Fill oil filter with clean oil. Put clean oil on oil filters rubber seal. Screw oil filter onto mount point.


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    --- Pic of new oil filter.


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    --- Oil filter pre filled with oil before being installed.

    Screw oil filter on by hand. Do not over tighten or the gasket may fail. Additionally it will be hard to remove the
    filter at your next oil change.

    6. Install oil drain plug with new crush washer and fill engine with new oil.


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    --- Drain plug with new crush washer. Crush washer was purchased from Toyota Parts Dept. It was relatively
    inexpensive. Install onto oil pan by tightening with 14mm wrench or socket wrench. If you have a torque wrench
    the drain plug should be tightened to 28 ft lbf.


    [img]image[/img]
    --- Drain plug installed


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    --- Pour new oil into fill hole. The shop manual states that the oil capacity with a filter change is 3.7 liters or
    3.9 US qts. The capacity for a dry fill is 4.1 liters or 4.3 US qts. I usually fill it with 3.9 quarts then run the engine a
    little and add oil as necessary after checking the dip stick.

    This concludes my DIY for an Echo Oil Change! Hope it was informative. Note that the Oil Grade recommended in the shop manual is SH or SJ 5W-30 for temperature highs below 50 degrees Fahrenheit or 10W-30 for temperature highs higher than 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Interestingly the user manual that came with the car specifies 5W-30 for 29 degrees Fahrenheit to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. I have always used 5W-30 conventional oil and have never had a problem (so far I have 136,000 miles on my 2002 Echo). I live in NJ USA where temperatures will get well into the 90s during the summer and into the 20s during the winter. I have always used Walmart brand oil and filters with no ill effects as of yet. Just recently (around 125,000 miles) I started using Walmart brand synthetic oil due to the cars high mileage. The used oil I discard at the local recycling center. You can also bring used oil to Advanced Auto Parts and most other Auto Parts stores.

    Below are the pages of the shop manual pertaining to an oil change. If you have any questions or comments let me know. If you want to see any of the pics utilized in this DIY in greater detail click on the following link: http://good-times.webshots.com/album/564770621TAcJLf?vhost=good-times



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    --- Shop Manual Page --- You DO NOT have to worry about checking the oil pressure. Skip this step.


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    --- Shop Manual Page ---


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    --- Summary layout of the engine compartment for reference.


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    --- Note how the recommended viscosity differs from the user manual to the shop manual.

    You can also go to www.yarisfans.com for more Toyota Echo & Yaris DIYs.
  • Forget it, the link gets you nowhere. Waste of time.
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