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#122 of 913 Brake problem 2004 echo sedan
Jan 05, 2006 (3:38 pm)
When I am stopped with my foot on the brake pedal my pedal will drop 1/4 inch to 1 inch, this happens intermittently. I believe it is the master cylinder by-passing. 2 dealers have looked at it and said there is nothing wrong... but the problem is intermittent. I was told to bring it back at my cost, and maybe if I am very lucky it will happen for them. Otherwise I am expected to spend thousands of dollars to keep bringing the car in to the dealer for a warranty problem that Toyota will not honor. I am very concerned for my toddlers safety. I have also reserched recalls and 2000-2002 echo's had brake problems and the recall's started aroud the fall of 2004. If anyone has any info or has the same problem...I look forward to hearing from you.
#125 of 913 Echo Cruise again...sorry
Jan 11, 2006 (12:31 am)
Hi Toyota forumers,
The picture below is of the cruise control unit from my '04 Echo RS. The cruise has not been working since I bought the car previously enjoyed, from a regional Mercedes dealer.
There was only 15000K on it when I got it, so it is still well under warranty.
Toyota service tells me this is not a Toyota part and therefore can not service it. Can anyone tell me if they've seen this cruise unit on any other Toyota's, or for that matter, any other car? If you have cruise on your Toyota, perhaps you could send me a snap of it, so I can compare it to mine.
If you recognize the unit as not being a Toyota part, but an after market one, and know who makes it, please tell me.
I'm tearing my hair out trying to get this darn thing serviced, under warranty or not.
BTW, the picture is of under the hood, looking from the front center of the car, back toward the fire wall on the driver side. The unit is bolted to the front-left wheel's suspension dome.
Jan 14, 2006 (5:23 am)
We have after market cruise on 04 Echo. But looks nothing like your. I looked in J C Wittney mag. They have one that looks likes your.
#127 of 913 press gas pedal to start car
Jan 23, 2006 (9:07 am)
recently my 2002 won't start unless I hold the gas pedal down slightly. I know that newer cars do not have chokes on the carb, but it acts as though the choke is not coming on. Once the car is warmed up it runs fine. Could this be one of the sensors ... if so which one?
Feb 16, 2006 (8:23 am)
sounds like a bad sensor, specifically the one that tells the engine computer to idle up because it is cold. On other Toyotas I have had, the sensor itself is lcoated right at the water inlet.
bollockchops: I don't think there is such a thing as a "Toyota part" for cruise in these cars. Mine has the aftermarket cruise from the Toyota Southeast distributor (port or dealer installed), and it is not located where yours is under the hood, nor does it look the same, sorry.
#129 of 913 Re: Cool engine acceleration problem [normh]
Feb 28, 2006 (10:54 am)
I have the same acceleration problem. Did you have to clean the sensor again and did you have a check engine light on the car?
#130 of 913 Recall Advice - Corrosion Protection
Mar 02, 2006 (6:35 pm)
Hi. I have a 2003 Echo and love it. I have not gone back to dealer for anything since purchase - don't trust the dealership service at all (not that I have given them a chance, but have had numerous past bad experiences with dealership service departments). Anyway, I see that there is a recall to do some kind of corrosion protection routine. Anyone have this done? Is this a waste of time? If you had it done, did the service department screw up anything in the process? Thanks for advice/feedback. Rich
#131 of 913 Bounce in 1st or 2nd gear
Apr 08, 2006 (11:13 am)
Hello : I have a 2001 echo 5spd, 95,000 miles, that when you coast in low gears with the clutch engaged the vehicle bounces vertically but you can usually accelerate out of the vibration and on the highway at 65mph its smooth and the alignment is straight. I had the tires balanced and they couldn't duplicate thru the test drive. The dealership couldn't duplicate either. Maybe it's a Echo thing, but all I've owned are manual transmission cars and I've never had this type of a problem. Also it seems to be more pronounced when cold.