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Toyota ECHO, Coupe, Sedan
#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.
#161 of 914 Re: Cool engine acceleration problem [niti05]
Jun 22, 2006 (3:39 am)
when i first got my 2000 echo, sensor kept going on...dealer kept re4setting and/or replacing, but problem kept occurring...finally, there was a techical service bulletin on the sensor and since the re-designed sensor was put in, never had this problem...ask your dealer to look up tsb...might get a new sensor free
#162 of 914 Re: (continued) rotor problems [jmrbk]
Jun 23, 2006 (10:48 pm)
285,000 miles on my 2000 Echo and I've never replaced the rotors. front brake pads replaced every 120k or so, rear shoes just recently replaced for the first time. admittedly I do mostly highway driving. Warped rotors are typically caused by overheated brake pads, when you brake hard and frequently the pads get very hot, then you press the hot pads down hard against the rotors the heat warps them. So it probably is caused by city driving, you could get more out of your rotors by braking less often and more gently but that would compromise your safety.
#163 of 914 Re: Cool engine acceleration problem [kosarin]
Jun 23, 2006 (10:59 pm)
my sensor was going off for 2 years and 100,000 miles giving me code 171 System Too Lean (translation: you need a new oxygen sensor). Because my car was running fine and O2 sensor jobs are ridiculously overpriced I ignored the light. eventually it stopped coming on, possibly because it burnt out.
#164 of 914 Noisy Throw out Bearing
Jun 26, 2006 (3:49 pm)
Bought my 2001 echo brand new. Around 12K miles the throw out bearing were replaced under warranty. Now there is 76K miles on the car and the noise is coming back but not as bad. I have the 100K mile warranty. Went to dealership and said bring it in in a.m and we will check it out. Is there anyone out there that has this problem with 01 Echo. This is the only problem this car has.
#165 of 914 Re: Cool engine acceleration problem [krakato]
Jul 12, 2006 (7:29 am)
i have a 2000 echo. at 100,000 miles my engine check light came on on a day when the temp was over 115deg outside. the light had never come on before. i replaced the air filter and cleaned the MAS with electrical cleaner (non residue only) and then reset the check engine light.
after this happened i realized that i had had the same cold slow speed stalling situation for a couple of weeks. this resolved the stalling and the check engine light.
a year later the stalling started again. also it is really bad if you have a cold engine and have the a/c on. anyway i checked the air filter and it was dirty. i cleaned the MAS and everything is fine again.
i think the older engine is more sensitive to dirty air cleaners and old MAS units. my o2 sensor also may be old and that might be part of the problem?
also i dont know if you had the 'stutter problem' around 30,000miles but i had the head replaced on my engine under warranty. the stutter would take place cruising on the highway. acted like the engine shut off for a second. it was the computer sensors on the valves.
also never touch the MAS sensors just spray them. the wires will break really easily.
#166 of 914 blown tail lights and fuses
Jul 12, 2006 (7:40 am)
FYI - i have a fairly expensive dc2ac converter which worked well in my jeep but when i started using it in the echo i has blown the tail lights and several fuses. i think the echo is a bit sensative. the converter is the type that plugs into the cig lighter.
watch the power drain on the accessories you plug in!