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Toyota ECHO, Coupe, Sedan
Oct 29, 2006 (4:50 am)
Greets. I have a 2000 toyota echo with 106,600 miles. I have had the engine rebuilt at 23,000 miles due to an engine oil sludge problem. About two thousand miles ago, I had to have the pick up filter cleaned from residual sludge. I have been running synthetic ever since and it seems to be doing alright. Lately, I had noticed a whine or a squeak while engine was running. It could be very loud at times. It seemed worse when the engine was cold or when first running, and seemed to get better as the car was used.(within ten miles or so.)As of yesterday, I noticed the "squeak" was gone but it is replaced with a loud clacking noise, not apparent while engine is idling but noticeable as car is moving. The longer it runs the worse it gets. It is worse also with acceleration and gets better when I let off gas and slow down. Does anyone have any ideas what this may be???
#198 of 914 re: engine noise
Oct 29, 2006 (12:50 pm)
check your oil if its low it may be a lack of oil on youre valves
#199 of 914 Re: electrical issues? [echo_gurl]
Oct 31, 2006 (12:07 pm)
I have a '00 Echo, and the radio has gone out on it too. Well, the radio lights up, and I can change stations and what-not, but it doens't produce any sounds. I tried a different radio, but it has the same issue. Did you ever get your radio working?
#200 of 914 Toyota Echo 2001, Hood problems
Nov 02, 2006 (11:02 am)
I have a 2001 Toyota Echo. The Hood latch is loose and barely "pops" open the hood. Is there anyway to tighten the cable or what has to be done?
Nov 28, 2006 (3:15 am)
If you can reach the cable from the engine compartment or under the car. Pull the cable all the way to one side at the point of greatest slack and then secure it to the car with a cable tie.
#202 of 914 Re: Toyota Echo 2001, Hood problems [dcavel]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 08, 2006 (8:05 am)
The cable is probably stretched. You might be able to adjust the cable at the latch end with a set screw. I have a Scion and mine may be different, but you might poke around in there and see if the cable has a "pull-through" block on the end of it at the hood latch, like they use on some bicycles to shorten the cable.
#203 of 914 Re: Brake Noise 2002 Echo [jm_wall]
Dec 24, 2006 (5:25 pm)
I'm currious. I have an 02 Echo with 121,000 miles and have replaced brakes (at 100K)and a front wheel bearing (at 115K).
Other than brakes what else have you had to do to your Echo?
#204 of 914 Re: Brake Noise 2002 Echo [stdbob]
Dec 24, 2006 (6:00 pm)
02 Echo also. ~42,000 miles. Have had to replace rotors 2x. Front brakes, too.
Dec 24, 2006 (11:58 pm)
a year ago at 60K miles, it had just had a new battery and front brake pads installed (was about 3 years old at that point). It is almost at 80K now, have not had to repair a thing so far. I am kinda hoping that track record continues for at least one more year.
PS Mine is also an '02, first registered for the road in October '02.
Dec 26, 2006 (4:44 am)
My ECHO was delivered 11/12/00 and is now over six years old. It has 35k miles on it currently. The only thing that wore out are the windshield wipers, twice. Everything else is origional. The sparkplugs, AF, transmission oil, coolant, brake fluid, and front tires have been replaced. (the tires were still good treadwise. I just chenged them on suspision they were causing really bad handeling in snow) As our ECHOs age I STRONGLY RECOMMEND you change the oil yourself three times a year and inspect the vehicle per the 30k inspection schedule in the owners manual once a year. Especially the axle CV joint boots every oil change as youll need to replace the entire axle if you discover the boots are shot a year later.