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2003 Toyota Echo engine very sluggish and noisy.

or_12345or_12345 Member Posts: 1
edited October 2014 in Toyota
I have a 2003 Echo with about 97000 miles. All my service/oil changes are up to date.
I have noticed of late that the engine is very sluggish when trying to accelerate to a higher speed, typically anything over 40mph sounds like the engine is struggling.
My technical knowledge is very poor so please excuse me if this sounds wrong but when I accelerate over 40mph, I don't feel the gear shifting for a smoother ride. It feels like it is revving up and just not changing to the next gear(it might be but sounds like a labored process)
Does anyone have any suggestions on what servicing might be necessary for the engine's health?


  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    It sounds like you arent' shifting into high gear. Why don't you try counting the shifts from a stop? It sound shift 3 times before you reach highway speeds. (it's a 4 speed automatic).

    Are you quite sure you didn't accidentally push a "hold" button on or near the gearshift level? This locks out overdrive, and a little "hold" light might appear on your dash display.
  • kneisl1kneisl1 Member Posts: 1,694
    If the CEL isnt on probably not a problem.
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