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#254 of 914 minor engine ticking during idle
Apr 10, 2007 (4:19 pm)
Greetings all! I recently purchased a used 2001 Echo with 85K miles. The car runs great, drives great and gets great gas mileage. I couldnt be happier. I have one question though. When the engine idles, it ticks. It's not severe, but there is a slight ticking noise. A few people have told me that this is common with Toyotas and 4 cylinders in particular. Just curious if anybody has any input on the matter. Thanks all!
Apr 10, 2007 (4:56 pm)
Mine (2005) has a slightly rough idle when stopped and in gear, but no ticking. Ticking could be low-quality fuel, valve lifter needing adjustment (or sticking), loose bit of metal that vibrates at low idle, lots of things. Poor fuel usually makes a tick at higher speeds or when the engine is under load, so I'd first open the hood and try to isolate the tick. If it seems to be coming from the engine, try a fuel cleaner.
Apr 10, 2007 (5:43 pm)
At 60k miles there is a valve adjustment check to be performed. Its prolly expensive but i wrote a piece in the regular ECHO forum about how to check them yourself.
#257 of 914 transmission fluid levels
Apr 12, 2007 (6:07 pm)
I recently had the ATF changed on my 2001 Echo. When the engine is hot and I check the dipstick, the level is right up to the "HOT" mark. However, when I check the flid level when the engine is cold (engine off for 6-8 hours), the fluid level is much higher than the "HOT" mark. Is this normal? I would have thought that the level would be down around the "COOL" mark. Anybody have any thoughts on the matter? Thanks!
#258 of 914 Re: transmission fluid levels [rcp21771]
Apr 13, 2007 (6:59 am)
While I apologize for not being of any assistance, as I have only ever driven manuals, I just thought I would say how gratifying it is to see someone who is still checking their underhood fluid levels periodically. Kudos!
Apr 13, 2007 (8:39 am)
I dont have a clue either. Sounds freaky! I gotta believe though that since the transmission oil is at the right level when the trans is hot, and thats how the trans runs all the time, you are OK!
#260 of 914 'squeaky clutch pedal'
Apr 19, 2007 (12:51 pm)
I have a 2001 manual Echo with 42k miles on the clock. I live in Long Island , NY & recently I have noticed that when I press & depress on the clutch pedal there is a 'sqeaking' noise.
A friend has told me that it may be the 'clutch release cylinder' & that the piston may need 'greasing'. I wondered if anyone had any thoughts on this ?
Apr 19, 2007 (1:54 pm)
No the release cylinder has no requirements to be greased. That aint it. It could be the release bearing. It could also be the clutch itself where the release bearing contacts. Drive it till it dont drive no more.
#262 of 914 Re: 'squeaky clutch pedal' [rodvc]
Apr 20, 2007 (3:59 am)
If it is an internal squeak, just lube the pivot points of the pedal under the dash, and put some lithium grease on the cylinder actuator rod. It is shiny metal rod from the pedal that goes into a rubber gasket before going through the firewall into the engine compartment.
#263 of 914 Re: 'squeaky clutch pedal' [mcdawgg]
Apr 20, 2007 (11:21 am)
Thanks. I mentioned the clutch release cylinder as I have a copy of the Echo manual ( from e bay ) & it states that the piston attached to the push rod inside in the rubber boot needs to be greased.
It appears to be a case of disconnecting the clutch line & then undoing the release cylinder bolts.
I am not mechanically savvy & just wanted to make sure I had covered all my options .
As suggested , I will lubricate the clutch inside the car & hope that that is it.
Thanks for your help & other comments greatfully received.