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Toyota ECHO, Coupe, Sedan
#151 of 914 Re: Echo Vacuum [kellyd2]
Jun 04, 2006 (6:58 am)
YES YES YES! My hubby and I just drove home our (new to us) 2003 Echo and to our dismay experienced this same issue while driving on the highway!! Is this a defect in these cars because it was never mentioned when I looked it up pre purchase on consumer reports! It honestly feels like either my ear drums will explode or the windows will. Did you get any answers when you asked others or the Toyota people about it? We certainly should be able to drive with the windows down. Jsgimp.
#152 of 914 Re: Echo Vacuum [jsgimp]
Jun 07, 2006 (12:37 pm)
This is a problem with most new cars today, now that aerodynamics have become a finely honed, computerized science. At higher speeds they "helicopter" with the windows open. Every car I have had for the last four or five years has done this.
It is often worse in smaller cars, but I had this issue with both of my 4Runners as well. And in my Echo, it is mostly fine as long as just the driver's window is down - have you tried that?
#153 of 914 Re: I get mine [nippononly]
Jun 10, 2006 (5:48 pm)
I have 108,000 miles on my 2002. Replaced my front brakes at 102K. Rear still had 1/2 life left, but I replaced the shoes anyway (did the brakes my self). It was very easy to do.
Other than that I had a wheel bearing go bad at 101K.
Love the car. Expect another 100K miles out of it. 40 mpg still.
#154 of 914 Re: results of rotor problem [jmrbk]
Jun 10, 2006 (5:56 pm)
I did my brakes my self at over 100,000 miles (easy job). The parts are expensive. I was told that it was expensive because there weren't as many Echos as other cars. I did all 4 wheels including new front rotors for about $250.
#155 of 914 Re: ignition - no start [aussieecho]
Jun 10, 2006 (5:59 pm)
Sounds like a ballast resistor. Check to see if the Echo has one,
#156 of 914 Re: rotor problems [jmrbk]
Jun 10, 2006 (6:04 pm)
I drive mostly highway, about 28,000 a year.
#157 of 914 (continued) rotor problems
Jun 11, 2006 (9:46 am)
If you've been following my story, I have had the rotors replaced on my 2002 ECHO twice! Both times I had it worked on at the dealer. After the second time, I wrote to Toyota wondering if the rotors are a known problem; doesn't it seem odd that an ECHO with such low mileage should have gone through two sets of rotors; and wondering if the dealer is screwing me (I put it more delicately, of course!).
They (Toyota HQ in CA) called and sent a letter. I then called them back, talked to a rep, again expressed my concerns and they are giving me $400 in credit (rotors and brakes cost me ~$500) towards future service at any Toyota dealer (good for 1 year). I don't really want to go back to the dealer, but ....
My brothers both told me to have my calipers checked, so I'm bringing it in tomorrow.
Will post more with caliper results.
#158 of 914 Re: (continued) rotor problems [jmrbk]
Jun 12, 2006 (1:16 pm)
Well, the Toyota dealer insists that there is nothing wrong with my calipers, that the damage to my rotors and brakes is simply because I do mostly city driving. I guess I should start saving my $$$ to get the rotors replaced every 18,000 miles.
Jun 18, 2006 (2:13 pm)
Has anyone had any luck finding a repair manual for an 01 Echo or does anyone know how to change the water pump and fan belt?
#160 of 914 Re: repair manual [echo_gurl]
Jun 21, 2006 (6:47 am)
I paid $ 300 for a 3part manual on E Bay. Its indespensible for working out the hidden tricky attachments, and puzzle clips that hold things together.