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Toyota ECHO, Coupe, Sedan
#330 of 914 2004 Toyota ECHO Hatchback
Jul 16, 2007 (2:49 pm)
hey, i have a manual transmission hatchback which is working great, 155 000 kms. The check engine light came on last weekend and I'm wondering what experience anybody has had with their '04 echo.The car still seems to be running great. I assume the sedan is the same as the hatch (?). Is there a problem i should know about? I change the oil regularly and keep an eye on all the fluid levels. I would be interested in hearing if anybody has something to share. Thanks!
#331 of 914 Overheating Echo Episode
Jul 20, 2007 (6:54 am)
Strange thing happened to my little 2001 Echo. I've had it since 70,000 miles, now it's 132,000. The other day i was driving it and the overheat light came on for the first time ever, and shortly after that the "check engine" light went on. I found out the code for the "check engine" light and it said it was a "cooling circuit failure", so i replaced the coolant sensor and the light went away. Problem solved, right? Nope. The engine still overheats after driving for about 5 minutes, but the check engine light has not come back on. The coolant is topped off, the resevoir filled to the line, and the fan works fine. One curious thing is that i had the water pump replaced about 1 week prior to the incident, though no strange sounds coming from the water pump or any apparent leakage. Any guesses?
Jul 20, 2007 (12:53 pm)
Hmm since it overheats about the time you would expect the engine to be warmed up, I would first check the operation of the thermostat. Also, the water pump is turned by the flat, back side of the alternator belt. This is nuts and its easy for the belt to slip and not turn the pump. So i would also check to make sure the belt is tight on the water pump. Tell us what happens!
Jul 21, 2007 (7:29 am)
got my check engine light problem resolved, interesting...apparently a hose in the air filter compartment wasn't returned to the right spot (after some dude at mr lube tried to sell me one) also..and this is weird...there was rust around the gas filler neck that wasn't allowing the cap to seat correctly causing some air pressure problems in the gas system??? weird. i have the codes if anybody would be interested in them...
Jul 21, 2007 (5:26 pm)
A non sealing gas cap is a common cause of CEL problems. Howd they fix the rust?
#335 of 914 Noise when hitting the brakes
Jul 23, 2007 (4:58 am)
My fiance has a 2002 echo automatic. Recently it has started making a clicking noise when you hit the brakes. It will only make the noise when the car is in park and running and the click sounds like it is coming from inside the shifter area on the floor. I have no clue what it might be. Any suggestions?
#336 of 914 NEED HELP! High pitch noise when AC is on
Jul 21, 2007 (9:03 pm)
Has anyone had an issue with a high pitch screeching noise from the engine when the AC is on. The sound comes and goes but it gets rather loud. Once you turn off AC the sound goes away. I am assuming it's an adjustment to on of the pullys. Can anyone give me pictures or instructions on how to fix problem? Thanks
#337 of 914 Re: NEED HELP! High pitch noise when AC is on [knick33]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 23, 2007 (7:48 am)
Check the belt tension to see if it is loose...also check if the inside of the belt is "glazed" (shiny from slippage).
If you can determine that it is an idler pulley that is making noise, you'll have to replace it because the bearing is shot.
so the only "adjustment" would be a belt adjustment.
Jul 23, 2007 (2:32 pm)
My husband is trying to replace a water pump on my 2000 toyota echo. He is having a hard time getting it out. Is there any way to get the pump out? Is there an easy way to get the new pump in? Thanks!
#339 of 914 Re: overheat [kneisl1]
Jul 23, 2007 (8:07 pm)
Thanx for the help. Actually it turned out to be a faulty brand new water pump (cracked propellor). So they are replacing it for free, and i'm upgrading to the genuine toyota part. Thanx again, this forum is really useful for a car that has no existing repair manual (why is that?).