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Toyota ECHO, Coupe, Sedan
#183 of 913 Re: Brake Pads and Rotors [rwgreenberg]
Sep 20, 2006 (6:17 am)
Hi! I had to have by rotors replaced at 18K (under warranty) because the dealer said they had warped. At 36K I had to have them replaced again because the dealer said the brake pads rusted and caused the rotors to become grooved. They claimed that I must not drive much, that the car sits a lot, therefore causing the rust. Not the case! I drive it daily.
I contacted Toyota HQ to see if this was a known problem (I have a 2002 ECHO that I bought new in 12/01) but they said it isn't. I wrote them a lengthy letter and they agreed to reimbuse me $400 of the $500 I spent to have the work done at the dealer (I will be reimbursed when I spend $400 at the dealer in a one year period and send them copies of my receipts). At this point I am only continuing to have service done at the dealer long enough to get $400 worth of work done and then I will never use the dealer service dept. again.
Anyhow, if you look back in archives in April or May, you will find my story.
#184 of 913 Re: Trunk leak solution? [grayliner]
Sep 24, 2006 (8:46 pm)
Yes, I had the same trunk leak problem with my 01 Echo. My trunk gasket had come unglued from the channel. I pulled the gasket loose on the upper part of the trunk, cleaned it and the gasket channel with isopropyl alcohol. I bought a tube of the black silicone adhesive sealant and reattached the gasket to the channel base. It's been about a year now and still no leaks!
Hope this helps,
#185 of 913 Brake Noise 2002 Echo
Sep 25, 2006 (8:41 pm)
Hi I have a 2002 echo with 171,000 kms on it. Recently when i back up when i put my foot on the brakes i get a high pitched squeal. I have replaced Pads and Rotors, Shoes and Drums. Anyone have any ideas
#186 of 913 Re: repair manual [aussieecho]
Sep 29, 2006 (2:12 am)
would this echo workshop manual be ok for my 2004 echo,i am interested in getting a copy off you for im am running my self raggered trying to look for some visual information on this vehicle for i intend of keeping this car for quite some time,i am an automotive electrician by trade and information is what live for and willing to swap for any information from my 15 years experience in the trade that you need to find out.
#187 of 913 Re: repair manual [aussieecho]
Sep 30, 2006 (4:06 pm)
i have been looking for workshop mnaual for my echo for ages and just browsing thru this forum i found your reply for echo_gurl if it is possible could i obtain a copy of it as well because im am need for some repairs to my echo and basically need some info on it.thank scottyg
#188 of 913 tried cleaning maf
Oct 06, 2006 (4:06 pm)
i got a 2000 echo 2door manual i seen that sum recomended cleaning the mass airflow sensor i did it and did not help i have a aftermarket short ram air system and when i start my car i still have the same problem lost acceleration even when the car is hot the engine light came on a few time but not since i cleaned the sensor could it be the aftermarket intake because it pulling more air??? i tried everything does someone know what can cause this problem ??? thanks in advance for your reply
#189 of 913 re:tried cleaning maf
Oct 06, 2006 (4:12 pm)
their may a exaust leak just before the second oxygen sensor i hear a houling sound when i give it some gas could it be the affect of the lost of acceleration during the 3-4 seconds it happends every time i stop and go
#190 of 913 2001 clutch job and also noisy valve lifters
Oct 09, 2006 (3:52 pm)
TUVM for the clutch info. Approximately how much will an independent repair shop charge me for the clutch rebuild parts and also what is fair for number of hours/labor cost?
My valve lifters are noisy and is there any reliable chemical
I can use that is not snake oil?
BYW, I have switched to Castrol synthetic oil and K+N oil
filters and I am very happy.
Now, I just need to put in the iridium spark plugs...
Man, tires are getting expensive these days. The high cost
#191 of 913 Re: repair manual [scottyg1]
Oct 14, 2006 (6:06 am)
contact me at ozzieworldauyahoo.com.au and I will send you a copy of the manual.
#192 of 913 Re: Recall Advice - Corrosion Protection [rwgreenberg]
Oct 16, 2006 (12:40 pm)
I will be taking advantage of this recall in about a week or so, as the dealer orders a specific part needed when people call to set appts. I am choosing to do this because I am selling this car and want everything up to par. I will make note if I have any negative issues.