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Toyota ECHO, Sedan
#3979 of 5822 bought Echo instead of Scion
Jul 12, 2003 (7:22 am)
went to dealer w/ my daughter to look at used Corrolas - bought her new blue 2003 Echo at dealer invoice. She couldn't stand either Scion. She absolutely loves the Echo. Traded our '99 Sienna. This is my 10th Toyota!
'72 Corona Mark II (parent's)
'77 Pickup (new)
'81 Tercel (new)
'82 Tercel (new)
'83 Pickup (new)
'88 MR2 (new)
'99 Sienna (new)
'01 Tacoma (used)
'01 MR2 (new)
'03 Echo (new)
Jul 15, 2003 (6:35 am)
I have an '02 Spyder, how do you like yours. My 23 year old son really loves it. When I was on vacation it was his car to drive. I don't think he ever put the top up!
#3981 of 5822 Question for kneisl1
Jul 15, 2003 (6:57 am)
Recently Amsoil informed that their synthetic ATF now complies with the Toyota T-IV standard.
Since I already use their bypass filter system and motor oils with great results I am going to try their ATF for my '01 Echo.
Since you own a factory manual, could you tell me how to flush and fill the automatic transmission? I need the location of the drain plug and the exact capacity of the tranny.
Many thanks in advance.
Jul 15, 2003 (7:42 am)
Unfortunately there is no proceedure in the manual for that. The section on the auto trans doesnt even tell you how to take it apart just how to take it out and how to replace little things like temperature sensor, etc. The drain plug is right on the botton of the pan according to the drawings. There is no mention that I can find of how much oil is in the auto trans! I know the ammount of oil in the manual trans is in the owners manual. Ill keep looking in the book (its a big book) but there isnt much at all about the specifics of the auto trans in it. Wish I could be of more help. If anyone wants to know about stuff in the service manual Ill do my best to help out.
Jul 15, 2003 (8:46 am)
I didn't want to take my Echo to the local Toyota service station and ask them to install an ATF not approved by Toyota. I'll consult my manual, loosen the transmission drain plug, drain and replace the ATF 1 pint at a time. If anyone has a better procedure, please let me know.
I could also use a suction pump and get the ATF out through the dipstick opening.
Jul 16, 2003 (8:19 am)
It says in my service manual for the ECHO that the automatic transmission is covered in a separate book.
#3985 of 5822 Gosh I love the styling of this cute sedan
Jul 16, 2003 (9:11 pm)
It is my favorite subcompact, the Kia Rio taking a close second.
Jul 17, 2003 (10:42 pm)
I would not only agree that Echo is my favorite subcompact, I would go as far as to say Echo is my favorite car...period. I'd have to say the mini-cooper is my 2nd choice.
Jul 20, 2003 (5:14 pm)
I found out the steadily increasing pain in my shoulder is from two ruptured discs in my neck. It started with sitting up at the computer and now I cant ride my bicycle, motorcycle, or drive my 5 speed ECHO. Im driving my wifes Saturn, which has automatic. At least is much less painfull.
#3988 of 5822 Kneis...
Jul 20, 2003 (8:00 pm)
Is that Saturn an S or an L? If it's an S, I don't see how the pain would stop for you. Those are the most uncomfortable cars I ever sat in for me!
Maybe it's time to trade for an auto Echo...