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Toyota ECHO, Coupe, Sedan
#50 of 914 Internal coolant leak?
Dec 30, 2004 (6:08 am)
I have a gold 2000 Echo, 4 door, with automatic and 144,000 miles on it. I have only had a water pump replaced at 70,000 miles - that's it! Haven't even had to work on the brakes yet. Rarely get under 40 mpg (winter, it drops a bit). No oil consumption.
But, I noticed the coolant was a bit low last month (nov, 2004) and added about 8 ounces. After letting the car set for 3 days in very cold (~Zero F.) weather, I started it up put it on the ramps to check for any leaks. While it was warming up, I noticed coolant dripping from the upper right rear leap of the oil pan. It stopped after a few more warm-up minutes.
My first thoughts were that maybe the engine head gasket was loosing a good "cold seal", as I've seen this on my '93 Ford 3.8L before.
I only use Low-Tox (green) coolant (changed to it at 70,000 miles). I very thoroughly flushed out the Toyota red stuff.
I'll continue to monitor the coolant loss closely and not assume the worse for now. Doesn't seem to ge leaking from the water pump.
By the way, if you do change a water pump, come up from the bottom - otherwise you'll waste hours on it like I did (at 70,000 miles).
#51 of 914 Re: Rubbing sound in front [deets]
Feb 17, 2005 (6:07 pm)
i had the same rubbing noise when turning and the dealer said it was the rotors they had a build ou of rust on the oter edges. the dealer fixed it under warenty
#52 of 914 Falt tires
Mar 17, 2005 (1:27 pm)
I have a 2001 Black Toyota Echo, my first and only car, it has around 40,000 miles on it, I bought it brand new.
I absolutely love it and it has given me absolutely no problems unit Yesterday (I think this is also because I get the oil changed like clockwork )
Yesterday on the highway, My dear Echo had a flat tire, I am covered by my insurance for road side service and that guy (road side service guy) says he did not know why the tire gave away, on further inspection he also said that all the 4 tires looked pretty used and may be I should go and get all 4 of them replaced at Costco
So is this something that all/any of you have faced, if so please let me know what tires would you recommend
Or the guy was simply trying to scare me in to getting new tires, so that what would be good for the insurance company
Or is this something I should expect, that Echo tires need changing after 40K
Please comment as it would really help me
#53 of 914 Re: Falt tires [heenas]
Mar 18, 2005 (11:42 am)
My 01 Echo came with Michelin tires and now at a mileage of 107k miles they still have 6/32nds left.
I think the answer to your question depends on both the brand of tire your particular car came with and the type of driving of the previous owner.
#54 of 914 Re: Falt tires [heenas]
Mar 19, 2005 (10:33 am)
If you want a good education on how to shop for tires, check out http://www.tirerack.com. They are a good place to buy, and even if you don't buy from them, you'll learn basic information that will be valuable to you if you're buying from Costco or elsewhere. Unfortunately, since I'm not a Costco member I'm not familiar with what brands/styles they carry.
Your tires may have needed replacing at 40,000 miles. My girlfriend has an ECHO and I told her to replace them at 30,000 miles. While you only need 2/32 in. of tread to pass a safety inspection where I live, I feel that traction is compromised before that point. While browsing the The Tire Rack, be sure to learn about UTGQ ratings. If you pick a new set of tires with a higher treadwear number than your original set of tires, they should last longer.
By the way, when you get your oil changed, do you also get the tires rotated? That will make the set last longer.
(Pulgo, heenas says the ECHO was bought brand new, so there's only one owner to point fingers at. )
#55 of 914 Re: Falt tires [slugline]
Mar 21, 2005 (8:06 pm)
Thanks for pointing that out.
I am guessing the tires that came with heenas Echo were not Michelins.
In my opinion 4/32 in of tread should be the limit and not 2/32 in.
In a few month I will change my tires to Michelin X Radial DT, available at Costo for $ 82.37 each.
I will go 1 size up to 185/65. It is not a perfect mach and will probably require a recalibration of the speedometer.
But they should last for close to 120k miles (760 treadwear rating).
#56 of 914 re: Slipping Clutch [beelzebugboy]
Apr 08, 2005 (3:30 pm)
Just wondering how your clutch problem turned out..My 2000 Echo has 50,000KM and sometimes the chutch hops after it is fully released coming away from a stop.
#57 of 914 how good is an echo in the snow
Apr 25, 2005 (7:07 pm)
i am looking to buy an echo hatchback but am concerned about driving in the snow... does it really just depend on the tires??
Any advice will help
#59 of 914 Problem filling the gas tank
Apr 27, 2005 (11:24 pm)
This started a while ago and had become progressively worse. Whenever I try to fill my 03 Echo with gas, the pump shuts off as if the tank is full when it's empty. It takes forever to fill my car. I've tried everything, holding the nozzle in different positions, etc... I've asked gas attendants to try it out and nothing works. I really can't afford to take it to the dealership and was hoping it might be a quick fix. If anyone has had this problem and resovled it, or has any idea about what I could do, please let me know. It would be extremely helpful.