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Toyota ECHO, Coupe, Sedan
#23 of 138 A few questions
Jul 19, 2004 (6:30 pm)
I have a 2000 Toyota Echo. It has around 85,000 miles and I think it's about time to change the spark plugs, flush the radiator, change the belts, maybe a new fuel filter and a few more things. I'm just wondering how much of this I can do myself. I'm pretty good doing the things like oil changes and brake pads, but is any of the stuff mentioned before possible to do myself?
#24 of 138 Dashboard surface doesn't stick
Feb 15, 2005 (7:32 pm)
I have a 2003 Toyota Echo. And being an anime fan, I was trying to stick some mini anime figurines onto the dashboard, but nothing seems to stick! I've tried sticky tape, blu tac, double-sided tape, suction caps... they all just slide off. Does anyone know what I need to use to stick something onto the dashboard??
#25 of 138 Check Engine Light
Feb 23, 2005 (8:13 pm)
First of all I would like to join an Echo owners club. Second, I've just an oil change and wheel alignment at 62k miles. I always use synthetic oil, and change the oil regularly. I didn't really check to see what type they used. Will switching affect the car? I'm worried because the check engine light just went on today. Funny thing is, the car is purring like a kitten, and has never run better. Help?
#26 of 138 Re: air filter [slugline]
Mar 12, 2005 (10:50 am)
can you help with spark plugs. i was able to change the air filter, and taken everything on top of the engine loose and i cannot find the spark plugs. need help to change them. any advise. thanks, masterfrog
#27 of 138 Re: air filter [masterfrog]
Mar 13, 2005 (11:47 am)
It's been many months since I was in there, but I don't remember them being hard to find. I remember that there is a plastic cover on the top of the engine that has to come off before you can reach them. Once that's off look for the wires.
#28 of 138 Re: I change every 3000 miles [int250]
Apr 14, 2005 (8:42 am)
only change it every 5000, dingbat. you're wasting your money and quaker state oil stinks
#29 of 138 Re: air filter [masterfrog]
May 14, 2005 (5:40 pm)
hey masterfrog -- for the spark plugs!! take off the plastic block cover (on the top - 2 top nuts 2 front nuts) under there on the top of the block you will see 4 groups of (5 i think!) wire bundles connected to plastic caps which are fixed to the TOP of the engine block with one nut each. 10mm i believe. undo these 4 nuts and pull the plastic caps up toward you. each cap is the top of a coil (each cylinder on an echo has it's own coil) for the plug/cylinder. you will need a long spark plug extension because the cylinder is quite deep. that's it.
hope this helps. cliff
#30 of 138 Re: Mfg Guide Intervals [morefaves]
May 14, 2005 (5:48 pm)
When I bought my echo (02) I found it strange that oil changed were every 7k km or whatever so I did some research and found that a number of people with echo's and corolla's were complaining of sludgy build up. I decided to change every 4k km and leave it at that. At about 45k km I lapsed and couldn't change for 6 instead of the usual 4 and indeed there was a lot of sludge in the oil (I do it myself-so I see!) - so I recommend to all you people who are taking the advice of the toyota manual and changing every 7/8 k km and then having problems... DO IT EVERY 4!!!
#31 of 138 Re: Mfg Guide Intervals [cliff5]
Sep 02, 2005 (8:59 am)
I change the oil on every car I have ever owned at 2500 to 3000 miles as the viscosity
breaks down more or less depending upon how you drive ie highway or stop and go.
Better safe than sorry.
Sep 08, 2005 (4:21 pm)
I was told there was a recall for the front seat rugs and metal floorboards.
I was told there was a Toyota service bulletin but not sure if it is a recall for the engine
control module. I paild through the nose to have mine replaced. Please advise with what
My iridium spark plugs from rockauto.com for $6.22 each for NGK seems like a good deal
as the local parts stores want double that!