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Toyota ECHO, Coupe, Sedan
Apr 01, 2010 (7:17 pm)
I have a 2000 Toyota Echo with ignorant belt noise on first start up and intial take off from a stop. I have narrowed it down to the AC Clutch and Pulley. I have boughten a belt from local part store for a Non-AC Echo and placed the belt in just bypassed the AC Compressor completely. Now no more belt noise... Now I have to just remove the compressor and take out the clutch stator and other pieces on shaft and replace. But the kicker is the clutch kit cost 359.00 at local part house. I can buy a complete compressor for this car with new clutches pulley and coil for 339.00 at www.carstuff.com Plus the cost of compressor oil and 134A. All the spute about plugs on this blog they are original factory plug are Iridium plugs. I find that the NGK 4996 Iridium Plug giv eme the best performance in my 2000 Toyota Echo. The only problem I am having with my Echo is Poor Tire quality. Can't seem to find a tire that gives me the best treadwear and life. I have 387765 miles on it today when I changed the oil. I am trying to beat the record in our county for toyotas without rebuilding the engine. It was held by a Corolla with 488,000 miles before complete engine melt down. But alot was due to owner poor maintenance on a higher mileage engine.
#710 of 914 Re: Help my 2004 echo australian model [echogonebad]
Apr 01, 2010 (7:19 pm)
They did have a motor mount binding issue in that year with those cars.
#711 of 914 echogonebad might go better?
Apr 05, 2010 (12:33 pm)
hi there i myself went over my mums car over the long weekend and i think i may have found her problem i think its injectors if not with over 130,000 ks on her it could be timing belt to so i ordered new injectors only cost 120 with postage so thats not to bad but if it timing belt gunna cost more so mum is happy for mean time cause her daughter could find the problems for her as shes disabled. anyways ill keep you all up to date on how i go and if anything else goes wrong ill come ask advice again thanks heaps to everyone
Apr 09, 2010 (7:01 am)
Echo's have no timing belt. Try to change spark plugs to.
#713 of 914 Re: ECHO GONE BAD [moparblue2]
Apr 09, 2010 (10:52 pm)
i know they dont have a timing belt i meant chain but found out it was the injectors and have changed the spark plugs as well
Apr 12, 2010 (4:29 am)
Is the CEL on?
#715 of 914 2000 echo engine light
May 07, 2010 (4:44 pm)
I have a 2000 echo with 125k on the engine. Engine starts to run rough,looses power and then engine speeds up until computer compensates. first i was told that either the throttle position sensor or the mass air flow sensor could be the problem. Replaced the throttle position sensor and plugs and problem resurfaced. Took it to auto zone and left with a long list of possibilities. Anyone had this problem.Car runs well with service engine light on but won't pass pa. inspection and can't help the gas mpg.
#716 of 914 Re: 2000 echo engine light [elecjohn58]
May 13, 2010 (1:22 pm)
i had this problem as well...eventually found some info on the mass air flow meter...its an easy fix and a good place to start...its located on top of the air filter, 2 screws hold it in, just remove those screws and pull it out, now there are two circuits down in there, i just took some wd-40 and sprayed it down in there until the caked on dust came off and i could see the circuits clearly, let it dry and put it back in( oh yeah, make sure you disconnect it first...also if it runs rough anyways, unhook the mass air flow meter while its running...if it immediately runs smoother, thats your problem) check out these pics
#717 of 914 Re: P0171 [kneisl1]
May 13, 2010 (1:35 pm)
yeah, first thing to check is your airflow meter...i had this code and it was driving me nuts...but found some info...unhooked the mass airflow meter, unscrewed the 2 screws holding it in, pulled it out, looked down in there and saw caked on dust and dirt on the 2 wires that are supposed to be visible....just sprayed some wd-40 down in there till the 2 wires were cleaned off(they also sell a spray MAF cleaner at some parts stores) let it dry, screwed it back on, hooked it up, cleared the po171, but i got a po141 after that and had to change my o2 sensor too, but now runs like a dream no cel.
#718 of 914 Re: 2000 echo engine light [realwilkes]
May 13, 2010 (4:16 pm)
thanks. I'll try your suggestion and hope it fixes my problem.I'll post my results.