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You are in the Toyota Echo
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Toyota ECHO, Coupe, Sedan
#86 of 138 Re: Trans fluid [pulgo]
Jun 28, 2007 (7:49 pm)
Severe conditions are using your Echo all the time in stop and go conditions, like using it as a taxi for instance, or using it most of the time on dirt roads, or using it to tow.
Much has been made over the years about the "severe conditions", so much so that from what I hear Toyota is eliminating any confusion by just stating each of these three conditions as a separate category now rather than letting the owner decide, and then listing the specific things that need more frequent attention in each category.
Many new models on the market since 2000, from all manufacturers, have lifetime auto trans fluid as long as you don't tow. This includes most Toyotas (maybe all, I should check that some time). Certainly includes the Matrix and the Celica, which I have owned new. And those models do NOT include heavy stop and go traffic as one of the severe conditions, only dirt roads and towing.
edit...I just looked, and this also applies to the Echo and the Sienna, I looked them up at toyota.com. If I were to check them all I bet I would find that Toyota does not recommend routine replacement of auto trans fluid on ANY of its models any more.
Now if you tow, it's a different story - then the change interval is 60K miles.
#87 of 138 Re: Trans fluid [nippononly]
Jun 28, 2007 (8:42 pm)
I am willing to invest $ 50 every couple of years and do the transmission drain and fill. It's worth it IMHO.
#88 of 138 Re: Trans fluid [pulgo]
Jul 12, 2007 (12:54 pm)
I don't know if someone on this forum is still willing to provide a 2001 Echo owner such as myself a copy of the workshop manual via a CD, but I would certainly appreciate the opportunity to have this resource for upcoming self-perform maintenance. I can be accessed at archerlexmark.com Thanks much.
Aug 02, 2007 (8:48 am)
Can anyone tell me how to access the air conditioning filter
in my 2001 ECHO sedan?
#90 of 138 do you have one?!
Aug 03, 2007 (12:35 pm)
#91 of 138 Re: do you have one?! [nippononly]
Aug 03, 2007 (4:06 pm)
What is meant is probably the in-cabin air filter. It is behind the glove box.
#92 of 138 Re: do you have one?! [pulgo]
Aug 03, 2007 (7:35 pm)
Well now I'm intrigued. The Echo has filtered cabin air? Are you sure?
#93 of 138 Re: do you have one?! [nippononly]
Aug 04, 2007 (7:59 pm)
Yes. I am sure. I exchanged it a few times myself.
Kneisl: You have the factory manual. Could you give some advice to the procedure, as specified officially?
#94 of 138 Air Refiner Filter
Aug 05, 2007 (10:45 am)
1) remove glove compartment door.
2) release the two claws and pull out the filter case.
3) remove the filter from the case and install the filter.
Should be obvious what to do once the door is off.
#95 of 138 Re: do you have one?! [pulgo]
Aug 06, 2007 (5:31 am)
I'm pretty sure the 2000 doesn't have the filter; I think 2001 and up have it... they always seem to change little things from year to year... Sort of like the 2000 having the Iridium plugs stock, and the 2001 and up came with either regular or platinum...