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Toyota ECHO, Coupe, Sedan
Oct 03, 2005 (10:28 am)
Hello! I love my 5 speed 2000 Echo. Have 93K on this well travelled mountain car. Recently I have been experiencing my engine missing or hesitating after driving for 30+ minutes and highway speeds. Once stopped and restarted, it jumps horribly while shifting through the gears. When at 55mph it almost loses power but doesn't stall. I understand we shouldn't have to change the fuel filter but that is definitely what it is acting like. Kind of choking. No check engine like comes on. Please know that I already a) changed the spark plugs, and air filter, along with checking the gas cap, b) changed the mass airflow filter, (all with genuine Toyota parts)
c) Bent over at the dealership only to have them say they found nothing in the computer, had no one to drive the car and that we needed to change the items I had just changed the week before again. ( Not likely) Help! Thanks.
#42 of 138 When to change the oil to maximize engine efficiency and minimize cost
Oct 09, 2005 (4:13 pm)
I just changed my oil and put on a Nippon OEM oil filter and used Castrol synthetic blend oil. My next oil change, I will be switching to K&N oil filters and Mobil 1 10-30 synthetic
I have NGK iridium plugs and the tools and will install them when time permits.
When I have the iridium spark plugs installed and using K&N oil filters and Mobil 1 synthetic oil, my question is, when should I change the oil and filter to maximize the
engine efficiency, engine life expectancy, and minimize the financial cost?
Also, does anybody know exactly how to get to the cabin air filter and replace it? I was
told it is inside the car, behind the glove compartment, but I think I need help. Thank you!
#44 of 138 Check engine light being on in 2001 Echo- how to easily fix
Oct 10, 2005 (11:03 am)
I have the check engine light "on" in my 2001 Echo. I have been told that you may be able to reset the check engine light by:
1) Clean the sensor with rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip and that will solve the problem.
2) Depress the odometer button while the car is running and then turn your engine off
and then on as this will supposedly reset the computer and the check engine light will
3) Disconnect the battery terminal and then reattach as this will stop the flow of electricity to the sensor/computer and reset the computer so the check engine light will go off.
PLEASE ADVISE IF ANY OF THE ABOVE METHODS OF MAKING THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON A 2001 ECHO GO OFF AND RESET THE COMPUTER/SENSOR ARE TRUE AND WORK,.
IF YOU HAVE PICTURES IN ADDITION TO WRITTEN INSTRUCTINS, THAT WOULD ALSO BE VERY HELPFUL.
#45 of 138 answer #3 is partally correct
Oct 16, 2005 (7:54 am)
Disconnect the negative battery connection. Press your brake pedal down for 10 seconds. Reattach your negative battery connection. The computer will be reset.
#46 of 138 Synthetic oil and high performance oil filters
Nov 03, 2005 (7:00 pm)
I just ordered some K and N high peformance oil filters, probably the best on the market that are readily available to
consumers. I also stocked up on Castrol fully synthetic oil.
The last oil change I did it myself for the first time and I
used a Castrol synthetic blend engine oil. I noticed the difference. Now I am fully committed to high quality oil and
oil filter. I will change the oil and filter myself. The
local lube places charge $60 for a synthetic oil change using
a low quality filter and Mobil 1 synthetic. I have been told
by people who know that Castrol is a better synthetic than
Mobil 1 but Mobil spends a lot on marketing. My high tech oil filter with four quarts of Castrol fully synthetic oil
will cost me $25.00 but I will be getting a top performance
oil filter which I am told will prevent oil dry engine start ups. Sounds good to me. The K and N 1003 filters were $9.00 including shipping. They are $13 in the local
auto stores and I am sure repair shops would charge $20 or
$25 for them. I am told my gas mileage will get better!
#48 of 138 proper transmission fluid
Dec 01, 2005 (8:39 am)
Could someone please tell me the proper transmission fluid to use in my 2000 echo - I am getting diferent stories from different shops - thanks
#49 of 138 Re: proper transmission fluid [clilenfeld]
Dec 02, 2005 (8:23 am)
It is specified in your manual. It is only offered by Toyota. Your dealer will be more than willing to do a transmission drain and fill.
I, however, chose to use a different transmission fluid. It is called Universal Synthetic ATF and you can find it on the Amsoil website.
As the name implies it is a synthetic ATF and Amsoil also recommends it for the Toyota Echo.
I've been using it for almost 5 years and the transmission shifts like new. As I drive nearly 35k miles per year I do a yearly drain and fill and only use 3 quarts each time.
Any mechanic and even you yourself can do it.
Jan 05, 2006 (3:08 pm)
Does anyone know how I can find a mechanics manual for 2004 toyota echo sedan? I need complete details on the braking system...from pedal to wheels. Thanks for your time, Kim