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Toyota ECHO, Sedan
#4477 of 5820 Echo Engine Ping
Sep 07, 2004 (11:22 pm)
I have a 2001 Echo with 48,000 miles and it has developed engine ping during low to moderate acceleration (especially noticed on hills). I had the dealer perform a fuel injector cleaning to remove any carbon deposits which the Toyota dealership said could promote engine ping. It helped somewhat but I still have the ping...I upgraded fuel from 97 to 98 octane and I have less pinging noise. I've heard that a bad Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve typically cause ping..however the Toyota dealership said if this were bad I should get an engine light...Has anyone had a similar problem with engine ping or knock during low to moderate acceleration? What have you done to get rid of this besides selling the car.
#4478 of 5820 engine knock
Sep 08, 2004 (5:21 am)
Its hard to imagine a faulty ERG valve could have anything to do with engine knock as the valve cools and recirculates engine exhaust into the engine and knocking results from some form of pre-ignition. I had knocking on my 1979 240D on startup when I bought it used. After a year I replaced the injectors and the knocking went away.
Hey the transmission on my wifes Saturn has been analyzed and is bad. How much do you want for the ECHO?
#4479 of 5820 couldnt find proper used echo
Sep 30, 2004 (12:03 am)
I had been looking for a low mileage used echo 4 door with 5 speed, but no luck after a month. I wanted to sell my older 2000 Echo with 113K miles to my sister. I called Toyota City on Oahu and they had only automatic trans models. So today I bought a 95 Corolla for her with only 19K miles for $6500. I could have bought a 2001 Protege with 48K miles for $7000, but I feel better about the Corolla. When I test drive these cars they feel so HEAVY compared to the Echo which is so responsive. I am happy enough to stick with my ECHO, it'll last a long time.
#4480 of 5820 no echos period
Oct 01, 2004 (5:28 am)
I also was in the car market recently. There were no new ECHOs for sale here in NJ and the dealer would not trouble to bring one in. So we drove a Corolla and a Camry and bought the Camry as we got a nice deal. Its for my wife who has been stuck with the dog cars for about 10 years. It only gets about 24 mpg. Its like a 1974 Chevy Impala really. It big and comfortable and hopefully will last a long time. Now my ECHO is more precious to me than ever because you cant get a new one and who knows how the used ones were treated.
#4481 of 5820 Water Leak !
Oct 23, 2004 (5:29 am)
I have just purchased a 2000 ECHO ! Only 32,000 km, runs great and I have no doubts that it will keep on doing so.
I am new to this board, where I have spent the last couple of weeks reading about the Echo. I am leaving behind 7 years
of driving a '92 Taurus ( 2 blown transmissions) and a '95 Taurus (only 1 blown transmission). I hope that the ECHO is my salvation.
However, I am having one problem regarding a water leak. When I stop after driving for a while, there is water leaking from the rear engine
compartment area on the right side, about 6 inches inside the front wheel. I have not been able to pinpoint exactly where it is coming from . I have collected the water in a pan, and it is only clear water approx. 2 ounces every time. I cannot think of where this water might be coming from, is it some kind of condensation, is this normal. And this happens without the A/C being on. Is there someone out there who can help me
#4482 of 5820 Water Leak !
Oct 23, 2004 (6:12 pm)
I did some trouble shooting, turns out that when in defrost mode A/C is used, problem solved.
Just a reminder, my wife and I are in love with our ECHO.We have had it for only 4 days. We do not miss our '95 Taurus.
We are sold !
#4483 of 5820 New ECHO owners
Oct 24, 2004 (10:06 am)
Good luck with your ECHO. You are discovering what many people before you already know!
#4484 of 5820 Follow-up To ICV Replacement
Oct 27, 2004 (7:33 am)
About 6 weeks ago or so I had written about my sister's Echo situation whereby she wouldn't start after work one day. The check engine light had come on, she took her down to Toyota, the computer indicated a problem with the idle control valve. Well, the part was ordered from Japan and installed a couple of weeks ago. I am happy to report that Echo is doing fine and they're both out and about as usual. I think a prior accident she was involved in was the cause of the valve malfunction because they also had to replace her fuel line and other minor adjustments. FYI her Echo showed no damage from the hit (front hit), whereas the Corolla involved showed major bumper damage (rear hit). My sister said the elderly lady driving the Corolla was amazed that the Echo came out unscathed. However, although there wasn't physical damage to the outside, she did suffer internal injuries on the inside IMO. And for those of you who have actually suffered injuries from an accident, you know that symptoms don't always show up right away. I believe the same thing happened with her Echo because the accident occurred about 6 mos ago. The good thing is Toyota was able to fix her problem (she's better than new now!) and we're proud Echo owners.
Oct 27, 2004 (9:52 am)
Glad to hear all ended well all around. Bad things happen even to good cars.
#4486 of 5820 Honda Down This Year
Oct 29, 2004 (9:10 am)
The NY Times (besides trying to boost Kerry all it can) is reporting that sales and profits for Honda Corp are DOWN this year. Interesting.