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Toyota ECHO, Coupe, Sedan
#1 of 913 Slipping Clutch
Dec 16, 2001 (2:36 pm)
Has anyone experienced that the clutch is kind of slow to release during quick upshifting? Also while driving in hwy with 4th gear around 75 mph, then floor the gas, the clutch is slipping. Any one with any info are welcome. Thanks.
#2 of 913 re: Slipping Clutch
Dec 17, 2001 (12:04 pm)
My 2000 echo is going in tomorrow to figure out the problem with my slipping clutch.
2 years old 90% highway mileage with 30,000km (18,000 miles)
started to slip at highway speeds when I went to pass and is now slipping in all gears.
Dealer says probably wear due to bad driving (must control fists)
other car is at 180,000km (108,000miles) on first clutch and previous honda civic was good for 120,000 between clutch jobs.
Apparently the clutch is non-adjustable and will cost about $800-$1000 CDN to replace.
They better find a defect and cover it or there will be many unpleasant conversations with Toyota coming up.
Please post if you are experiencing clutch problems.
#3 of 913 by nnb
Dec 17, 2001 (6:42 pm)
Please let me know what the dealer finds out. I just took my car to the dealer this morning, they said they didn't find anything wrong. Actually the clutch wasn't slipping too bad today. It was slipping badly last week when the weather was cold. It seem like it has something to do woth temperature too.
#4 of 913 clutch
Dec 17, 2001 (10:02 pm)
20k and so far so good...I live in Los Angeles and have horrific traffic to deal with. Aside from very long throws and a stubborn reverse it's fine.
My last car, a Ford ZX-2, had 70k of similar driving conditions and the clutch was fine. Sounds fishy to me!
#5 of 913 Replacing Whistling Hubcaps ?
Feb 13, 2002 (1:23 pm)
Hi there -- Many posts ago there was mention of people getting the "original" hubcaps on the 2000 Echo replaced with a different design that did not have a "whistling" sound. There was some specific tricks to getting the Dealer to replace it at no charge, though.
Does anyone remember what this was specifically?
(I have a 2000 Silver 4 door, drove it all the way down from Victoria, BC to Durham, NC ! Terrific 3,800 mile road trip vehicle!!)
#6 of 913 Cool engine acceleration problem
Jun 10, 2002 (3:08 pm)
Oops -- I posted this on the other Echo list and realize that this list is a better place for it!
This is the very FIRST problem I've had with this wonderful car!
Here's what happens. First thing in the morning when I start the car up all is well. The blue "cool engine light" is still on as I back out of the driveway and drive down one block -- everything operates as normal. But after stopping at the corner and beginning to turn right, when I press the pedal to accelerate through the turn, there is a significant pause with little engine power and I have to pump the accelerator to get the car through the turn and accelerating normally again. It seems to happen primarily when I am making a turn -- although once I had trouble getting full power after stopping at a stop sign and then going straight. This only happens after the car has been sitting overnight or for a long time and the blue cool engine light goes on when I start it up.
Has anything like this happened to anyone else in your ECHO? I'm going to take it into the dealer to check it out, but wondered if anyone on this great board has any ideas or suggestions about what is going on?
#7 of 913 Rattles and squeeks
Jun 14, 2002 (1:50 am)
Hi! I'm from Australia and recently bought a new 3 door Echo hatch back manual with 1.3L engine. I had a Mazda 121 sedan for 9 years. It was a great little car. I am peeved with the Echo. It is full of rattles, in the doors, in the dash, the rear. It is driving me bananas. I have spent days trying to find and fix them but it does no good.
Another problem is with the steering. It has power and minor road bumps are transmitted up through the steering wheel. I was spoilt with the Mazda for sure.
Has anyone had these problems? It looks like this model isn't sold in the US but I wondered if the 4 door behaves like this
#8 of 913 cool engine problems
Jun 14, 2002 (8:05 am)
What you are describing is a classic case of the EGR valve sticking open. But that usually happens to cars with a lot of miles on them. Have Toyota look at it and let us know what they say.
#9 of 913 rattle and squeeks
Jun 14, 2002 (8:07 am)
No, my car does none of those things, nor have I heard of another one doing them. Perhaps you should have Toyota look the car over.
#10 of 913 rattles
Jun 20, 2002 (9:46 pm)
the only rattles I have are from the lock buttons in the doors. It's only when it's cool out as the heat of the day makes the plastic expand so it is snug. Even running 205/50/15's on mine don't bring out any rattles or squeaks!