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Toyota ECHO, Sedan
Jan 09, 2012 (2:13 am)
In my town we have those radar triggered speed limit signs. Theres a digital readout of your speed as you approach it. The speedos on the cars are accurate. But my motorcycles are about 5-7 mph too fast.
#5764 of 5820 Re: ppononly] [mfu] [nippononly] [moparblue2] [babyboomer] [mcdawgg]
Jan 09, 2012 (4:55 am)
I should have said on Toyotas they are generally 3 mph too fast.
#5765 of 5820 Re: ppononly] [mfu] [nippononly] [moparblue2] [babyboomer] [mcdawgg] [mcdawgg]
Jan 11, 2012 (10:53 pm)
I agree. When I am in a Toyota, I always subtract 2 mph from the speedo automatically to get true speed.
Hondas are even worse - they got sued on that some years back and lost.
Jan 18, 2012 (7:41 am)
I read in a newspaper auto advice column that wheel mounts in Toyotas are known to need replacing sooner than others. This was a shock to me because I have never replaced them on any Toyota. I wonder if there are other Toyota parts that wear out sooner than in other makes.
#5767 of 5820 Re: engine mounts [babyboomer]
Jan 18, 2012 (9:38 am)
Read in one advice column? Not a very good source of information. Was it engine mounts, or wheel bearings? You said engine mounts in title, but "wheel mounts" in the text. Long time owner, never replaced an engine mount, even with over 100,000 miles and over 10 years old. Wheel bearings? Yes, replaced one, but it was also the same one that I was forced to hit a curb with to avoid an accident. A few years later, I had to replace that wheel bearing, but probably due to hitting the curb.
Jan 18, 2012 (11:07 am)
Never heard of problems with wheel bearing or engine mounts on Toyotas
On the Yaris the water pumps are experiencing early failures. Which is strange because I never heard of an ECHO experiencing a wp failure and they have the exact same engine.
Mine failed at 27k miles and was replaced under warranty.
I suspect the percentage of cars affected is quite small but nevertheless this is unheard of in my experience with Toyotas.
See Yarisworld.com for posts concerning this.
#5769 of 5820 Re: engine mounts [mcdawgg]
Jan 19, 2012 (5:54 am)
Engine mounts in a five or six year old Camry. Mechanic told the owner to replace them and the column writers agreed. I wish I had saved the article.
#5770 of 5820 Re: engine mounts [babyboomer]
Jan 19, 2012 (9:34 am)
Right, all I am saying is that you cannot judge anything for one report, one article, whatever. Maybe this was a salvage car, maybe it was used to race, who knows?? Bottom line is engine mounts are not something that is replaced often (mostly never) with under 200,000 miles in any Toyota that I know of. Check Toyotanation.com.
#5771 of 5820 Problem with Transmission Indicator Light
Jan 19, 2012 (8:54 pm)
I have a 2000 Toyota Echo with automatic transmission. My transmission position indicator light in the center console no longer comes on consistently when I drive at night. I'd say it might be a light bulb out, but it does come on sometimes. I suppose it could be the light bulb, or it could be whatever switch that turns the light on when driving at night (which I assume is somehow wired to the headlights and other night running lights). Or a fuse. Has anyone else encountered this problem, and what's the best way to troubleshoot it? I'm not sure I can do it myself, but I'd like to try.
Jan 20, 2012 (7:26 am)
It probably just a dirty lightbulb socket. Cant be a fuse or the bulb itself cause it works sometimes. If you take the plastic off the shift lever console perhaps you can get to the point where you can see the bulb. Removing and replacing it a few times should clean the socket up.
I will check my ECHO service manual when I get home and see whats involved.