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#72 of 138 Re: Toyota Echo Accessory Drive Belt Question
Sep 07, 2006 (4:59 am)
I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this- but I just had a question. I have a 2001 four door Toyota Echo (which I love!). I had it in for service to get the oil changed etc. The dealership marked that the Accessory Drive Belt(s) require immediate attention.
Can anyone tell me what these are?
I apologize if this has already been covered (I searched but
could not find anything on this) and hopefully this is not too stupid of a question!
I appreciate any insight anyone could provide.
#73 of 138 Re: Toyota Echo Accessory Drive Belt Question [summertime1]
Sep 07, 2006 (7:20 pm)
These are the rubber belts on the front of the engine (which faces the passenger side under the hood). I can't remember offhand, but I suspect that the Echo just has a single belt that runs everything, which includes your alternator (without which your battery gradually goes flat) and power steering and A/C. Generally, the miles or the chemicals in the air eat your belts up about every four years. If yours is cracked or glazed, it may not be doing its job properly any more, and if it breaks you will not be able to drive much further before the battery goes dead, especially at night. For the $99 (hopefully less, that is a California price!)the service station will charge you, it is worth it to replace it once it is worn.
I will have to go look under the hood later and see how many drive belts mine has. I get it confused with my truck. :-/
#74 of 138 Re: Toyota Echo Accessory Drive Belt Question [nippononly]
Sep 08, 2006 (5:12 am)
2 belts. Takes about 60-90 minutes to change them. Toyota recommends every 60k. I've changed mine 3 times already. I let it go to 70k the first time, and the main belt had small cracks in it - which means it was really time to change it.
#75 of 138 Re: Echo service manuals [phizel]
Feb 01, 2007 (1:00 pm)
i've looked everywere for the service manual can't find one no where ... if its not to much trouble can you or maybe someone else send me a copy of the manuel or cd over the internet? ill apreciate your help
#76 of 138 Re: Echo service manuals [echorider]
Feb 01, 2007 (2:08 pm)
I'd be more than happy to burn you a copy of the CD if you will provide a mailing address. Unfortunately I have a dial up connection and my server would time out trying to send something this large on the net. These CDs are supposed to be available at dealerships but I haven't found one that has it. The one I have I bought from a contact in Australia.
#77 of 138 Re: Echo service manuals [phizel]
Feb 01, 2007 (5:14 pm)
Not a good idea to post a mailing address on a public webpage. One or both of you could/should make your email address public so you could contact each other offline with that kind of contact info. You can always go back and make it private again after you get where you want to be.
#78 of 138 Re: Toyota Echo Accessory Drive Belt Question [rjgee]
Feb 05, 2007 (4:31 pm)
Need your expertise. I have also changed both belts on my son's 2001 Echo, but I must not have tightened the power steering pump belt tight enough, as it is squealing. I had to take off the right tire, and still not have much room. I had trouble finding a pry point. Any suggestions? Thanks.
#79 of 138 Re: Echo service manuals [pat]
Feb 06, 2007 (2:18 am)
THANKS PAT GOOD ADVICE. DUNNO WHAT I WAS THINKING ABOUT OTHER THAN ASSUMING EVERYONE HAS A PO BOX.
#80 of 138 Re: Echo service manuals [phizel]
Mar 07, 2007 (12:50 pm)
I'm in a similar position with my Toyota Echo, would readily pay for a book or a CD or something, which gives me firm guidelines on how parts are supposed to fit together. There is a website called http://www.alldata.com, AutoZone has a link to it. Has anyone used it, does it have any useful information? I was surprised how unintuitive the process of replacing a battery was compared to other (bigger) vehicles. Just looking for some schematics, showing all parts involved... Thanks!
#81 of 138 maintenance
Apr 04, 2007 (6:20 am)
If you have power steering you have 2 belts if non power steering you have only one belt.Replace with a gator from goodyear will last longer.Has ribs and cross cuts for cooling.