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Toyota ECHO, Coupe, Sedan
#294 of 914 Toyota echo grinding sound
May 22, 2007 (7:39 pm)
I have a 2001 Toyota echo 5spd 4dr sedan. I just bought it a couple months ago for a 1000$ and all it really needed was a new clutch and fly wheel, i got those fixed and replaced, drive home was smooth, but then the next day i whent to drive it and now it grinds really bad when i turn left and i can't figure out what it is. I'm not that great with cars. And the spedometer quit working, the mechanic said it was the plug or something, but i think i should be able to get that fixed fairly easy.
May 23, 2007 (12:13 pm)
hey guys, i've got a 2001 echo and it has been great. it has 200,000k recently the engine began shaking and i've been told it is either the serpintine belt or a motor mount issue. i've been looking under the hood and i can see at least two bolts missing in various places- only one is on a motor mount, but it is one of three bolts. i would really like to replace the missing bolt, but it doesn't match the other so how in the heck do i get the specifics on a bolt!????! anyone know anything about a serpintine belt?????!!!!
May 23, 2007 (3:14 pm)
KY999: I dont know about the bolt but I imagine Toyota would. The ECHO doesnt have a serpentine belt though.
tmr263 I would check the CV joint on the front axle near the left wheel. The rubber boot may be shot and the joint destroyed.
May 24, 2007 (9:35 am)
the engine shakes the same in idle as it does while driving...my thought was that if it were the cv joint it would only matter while driving. any other thoughts?
May 26, 2007 (3:32 pm)
I think kneisl1's CV joint response was directed to somebody else.
As for your engine shaking, I cannot imagine how a bad belt would do anything like that, but as kneisl mentioned, the Echo doesn't use a serpentine belt, and the engine shaking at idle and when rolling is almost certainly a bad or loose engine mount. Replacing that bolt might be difficult without replacing the mount itself, which doesn't cost all that much.
Now I am assuming there that the engine is running fine, not idling up and down because of some other sensor or computer problem. If the sound of the engine at idle is even and it is just that you feel lots of vibrations inside, then get that engine mount replaced.
tmr263: your problem could also be a sticking brake caliper at the front, which has ground out and is now catching and making horrendous sounds when you turn.
#299 of 914 COLD LIGHT HAZARD
Jun 04, 2007 (1:40 pm)
I just got a Toyota Echo 2000, can't drive the car until blue cold light is turned off
(I live in Florida) otherwise it will hesitate and stall. Does any one know why?
Jun 04, 2007 (7:38 pm)
Possibly there is a bad temp sensor. Does the check engine light come one? I would look in the computer for fault codes. Auto Zone will read the computer for free. Hows the mileage?
#301 of 914 Re: light [kneisl1]
Jun 05, 2007 (7:27 am)
thanks so much for the information, yes the car check engine light is always on and the car has 95000 miles,does it make any difference? I will take the car to Auto Zone for a computerize check, but wanted to know if it is something I can correct my self since my financial situation is dismal.
thanks so much again for your time.
Jun 05, 2007 (12:21 pm)
I strongly suspect the check engine light being on is responsible for the problem. Well, I mean whatever is causing it to be on. It doesnt matter what the mileage is really. If you get lucky fixing what the CEL says to fix will solve the problem. Tell us what AZ says the fault code is. Maybe you can do something yourself.
#303 of 914 Re: light [vrcohanim]
Jun 05, 2007 (8:43 pm)
Make sure that the valves do not need servicing. I have a 2000 echo that I will be retiring. The check engine light is on and I have spent $1100.00 to find out that the valve was tight and caused the catalytic converter to burn up. Which is a very pricey fix! So make sure that is not it. If you catch it early, it is not so expensive to fix. Once the cat is burnt...it's very expensive. Check also for the bulletin on 2000 echo's out in Dec 15, 2000. Your symptoms sound familiar to what mine was doing. I hope for you, it is an easy fix. Echo's are great cars and will last forever if you treat them right.