Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!





Toyota Echo Maintenance and Repair

1235745

Comments

  • abby3abby3 Posts: 5
    It looks fine under the carpet at a quick glance.
    Thanks for the reassurance and your advice with the problem.
    Added bonus, got to look at the cars in the showroom
    and may be getting new car fever.
  • richechorichecho Posts: 1
    In traffic conditions my 2000 Echo temperature light comes on and the car overheats.
    I found that the 30 amp. fuse protecting the cooling fan opened on an overload. I replaced the fuse and after a few days the fuse opened agian. I took it to the dealer, They checked the car and found no problem. I have a Toyota repair manual, however it does not show an electrical diagram for the cooling fan circuit. Does anyone out there have a diagram or did anyone experience a similar problem ?
  • Did the check engine light ever come on? I've got the same problem now and the dealer has identifed at least two expensive components the Air Flow Sensor and the O2 Sensor each is about $250 including labor to replace. What did they do to fix it?

    Thanks Ronbo_Echo
  • normhnormh Posts: 30
    I had the same problem with my Echo. After reading about others with same problem, I decided to look at the mass airflow sensor myself. I pulled the cover off of the air filter housing and saw what I thought was this sensor. I took a Q-tip and some alcohol and cleaned up inside the opening very carefully as I didn't really know what was up there. As I did this, I noticed that the Q-tip was black (dirt). I used 3 or 4 in the process until it came out clean. I put it back together and it solved the hesitation that occured when the car was cold. Total investment; 4 Q-tips and a little rubbing alcohol. Electrical contact cleaner may also work (I didn't have any at the time. Try it; what do you have to lose? Normh.
  • peacejbmpeacejbm Posts: 9
    I bought my 2002 ECHO new in 12/01. Last summer as I was cleaning it up inside, I noticed that the header was splattered with .... something. Something that looked like Coke ore a thin, watered down ketchup. My husband and I are the only people who drive my car and neither of has had an incident involving exploding pop or ketchup. I kept wondering if something happened to it at the Toyota dealer when I had it in for routine service, oil changes, etc. but kept forgetting to mention it when I brought it in.

    These stains were on the drivers side extending from the front of the header to the back. Yesterday I noticed that some of these marks are now on the passenger side as well.

    My dad speculated that perhaps water is leaking in somehow and rusting? It's very stange. Has anyone had a similar problem with their ECHO?
  • Hi,
    I bought my 2001 echo in dec of 2000 and it has 42000 miles on it right now. I just took it the dealer to get the oil changed and they told me that I have an exhaust leak. Has anyone had this problem and do you have any idea how much will it cost to fix it?
    thanks.
  • I bought my 2000 echo used last year with 14k on it. I have no idea what kind of driver owned it before me, it was leased. By around 20,000 miles I had to replace the breakes and the rotors. My friend is a mechanic and I took it to his shop. he siad that the pads were very small and he recomended sone higher grade brake pads.
  • Hi, I have an '01 echo. When you go to push the gas pedal the throttle doesn't respond and the car doesn't move for about 1-2 seconds and then the car suddenly surges forward. It does this either when it's hot or cold. It has a brand new air filter, spark plugs, and I ran lucas fuel injector cleaner through it. What could be causing this??? Thanks

    Jason
  • hainahaina Posts: 6
    I have a 2000 echo and my check engine light came on around 15K miles and the toyota service department said it was my transmission fluid being plugged up. Fluid needs to be changed every 15K miles. I have 65K miles on it and I have done the fluid like they said, well now for the passed 10k miles the check engine light comes on for a day then mysteriously goes off. Then a week goes by and the engine light comes on then goes off after a day or so. Does anybody have a clue what could be going on????? before I take it into the dealer. I have never had any problems with the car set for the engine light. no hesitation or anything. Thanks
  • I too have the strange coke splatter on the head liner of my 2000 Echo. I had been blaming my teenage son for opening a shook-up coke can inside the car. I guess I need to apologize for falsely accusing him. Did you ever find out what caused it. It seems on my car, it wasn't there one day, and appeared the next.
  • I am having the same problem and my Echo has 27,000 mile on it. Did you find out what the problem was?
  • calincalin Posts: 1
    I had yesterday an unfortunate incident with my echo 2005. It seems my front bumper is dented in two places, and a little bit bent on the right side. I don't know what are my options now. Is it possible to repair it somehow, or I have to change it ? And how much would amount each of these options (it is a keyed front bumper for a sedan) ? Anybody with a similar problem ?

    Thank you,
    Calin
  • I took my 2005 Echo to the dealership because the air
    wasnt working and they told me the condensor was hit
    by a rock and thus not under warranty. They want 941
    dollars for a new one. Anyone ever had this experience?
  • All of the illumination light bulbs behind my instrument console in my 2001 Echo has died. The one on the right hand side went out first and a couple of weeks later the one on the left went out as well.

    How easy is it to replace these myself? I assume I'll have to remove the center console (which houses the speedometer, etc) to do this. I just loath going in to the dealership to get this fixed since they'll probably charge me an arm-and-a-leg for the parts and esp. labor costs.
  • My '01 Echo has a trunk leak. Anyone find a solution yet? I thought about building up the gasket by squirting silicone under it.

    An autobody shop said they're notorious for trunk leaks.
  • Mine don't come on right away either sometimes. I hit the right side of the "dash" cluster and they come on again. Try that and let me know, cuz I really don't want to get into my dash. I will put a glow stick in front of the speedohead before I have the dealer uncork my dash.

    I have a 2001 manual sedan.
  • Sometimes when I start my TOYOTA ECHO 2000 and am ready to drive, there is some strange sound that occurs(high pitch)....for about 3-4 seconds....almost a screeching sound....(not extremely loud, but loud enough so,I can hear even when the windows are rolled up)
    It goes away after 3-4 secs and does'nt happen every time...
    Any ideas?
    Thanks
  • 719b719b Posts: 216
    sounds like you need to have your belts tightened or changed
  • cllcll Posts: 2
    YES, I HAVE A FEW RATTLES BUT NOT SURE WHERE TO DIAGNOSE?
    HELP??
    MY 2000 ECHO IS DOING GREAT AND AT 120,000 MILES NOW.

    AM WAITING FOR POSSIBLE CLUTCH REPLACEMENT.
    DOES ANYONE KNOW, ON THE AVERAGE, WHEN CLUTCH REPLACEMENT OCCURS, IN REF. TO MILEAGE??

    WINDOWS DO RATTLE BECAUSE THE DOOR IS SOOO HEAVY - BUT NOT AN UNBEARABLE PROBLEM.

    I HEAR A "RATTLE" RIGHT AFTER THE ENGINE IS STARTED, AND WHEN I AM MAKING A SHARP TURN TO THE LEFT - SOUND SEEMS TO BE COMING FROM LOWER LEFT FRONT OF THE CAR- ANY IDEAS??

    POSSIBLY A CV JOINT?

    ALSO, ONLY HEAR THE NOISE RIGHT AFTER I START UP THE ENGINE AND BEGIN TO DRIVE AWAY.

    CLUTCH PEDAL IS NOT HARD TO PUSH, HOWEVER, THE SHIFT INTO FIRST GEAR IS GETTING A LITTLE TOUGH, AND IN REVERSE.
  • cllcll Posts: 2
    Yes, same thing. Note messages on the site and you will see lots of folks having problems with the AC. Also, in my old Toyota cars (years past), there was always some kind of problem with the AC. The only Toyota I had with a great AC was a Toyota Corolla.

    My Echo had lots of small holes in it and exactly same spot - in the condenser. Condenser was replaced - part was purchased for $250/Texas prices. You are paying way too much. Find a good street mechanic to do the work for you. I paid about $300 for labor (using a small town personal mechanic that I know). Also, he recommended sautering a small piece of metal to place near that front grid down near the bottom of the condenser. This will protect rocks from jumping up into the condenser and creating the same problem in the future - ie. preventative maintenance. Probably prob is the placement of the unit and the fact it is so low to the ground - my Echo had about 100,000 miles before it (condenser) was replaced and the mechanic said that the result was rocks from pavement getting lodged in those small holes. Hope you find someone cheaper to help you out!!
Sign In or Register to comment.