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#88 of 913 Strange problem with my ECHO
Jul 12, 2005 (12:12 pm)
I bought my 2002 ECHO new in 12/01. Last summer as I was cleaning it up inside, I noticed that the header was splattered with .... something. Something that looked like Coke ore a thin, watered down ketchup. My husband and I are the only people who drive my car and neither of has had an incident involving exploding pop or ketchup. I kept wondering if something happened to it at the Toyota dealer when I had it in for routine service, oil changes, etc. but kept forgetting to mention it when I brought it in.
These stains were on the drivers side extending from the front of the header to the back. Yesterday I noticed that some of these marks are now on the passenger side as well.
My dad speculated that perhaps water is leaking in somehow and rusting? It's very stange. Has anyone had a similar problem with their ECHO?
#89 of 913 exhaust leak
Aug 04, 2005 (10:19 pm)
I bought my 2001 echo in dec of 2000 and it has 42000 miles on it right now. I just took it the dealer to get the oil changed and they told me that I have an exhaust leak. Has anyone had this problem and do you have any idea how much will it cost to fix it?
#90 of 913 Re: 2k echo freq brake, rotor replacements! also wet trunk [jgcannon]
Aug 05, 2005 (8:26 am)
I bought my 2000 echo used last year with 14k on it. I have no idea what kind of driver owned it before me, it was leased. By around 20,000 miles I had to replace the breakes and the rotors. My friend is a mechanic and I took it to his shop. he siad that the pads were very small and he recomended sone higher grade brake pads.
Aug 07, 2005 (9:31 am)
Hi, I have an '01 echo. When you go to push the gas pedal the throttle doesn't respond and the car doesn't move for about 1-2 seconds and then the car suddenly surges forward. It does this either when it's hot or cold. It has a brand new air filter, spark plugs, and I ran lucas fuel injector cleaner through it. What could be causing this??? Thanks
#92 of 913 Check Engine light "Mysteriously intermittant"
Aug 09, 2005 (11:34 am)
I have a 2000 echo and my check engine light came on around 15K miles and the toyota service department said it was my transmission fluid being plugged up. Fluid needs to be changed every 15K miles. I have 65K miles on it and I have done the fluid like they said, well now for the passed 10k miles the check engine light comes on for a day then mysteriously goes off. Then a week goes by and the engine light comes on then goes off after a day or so. Does anybody have a clue what could be going on????? before I take it into the dealer. I have never had any problems with the car set for the engine light. no hesitation or anything. Thanks
#93 of 913 Re: Strange problem with my ECHO [peacejbm]
Aug 15, 2005 (4:28 pm)
I too have the strange coke splatter on the head liner of my 2000 Echo. I had been blaming my teenage son for opening a shook-up coke can inside the car. I guess I need to apologize for falsely accusing him. Did you ever find out what caused it. It seems on my car, it wasn't there one day, and appeared the next.
#94 of 913 Re: Check Engine light "Mysteriously intermittant" [haina]
Aug 24, 2005 (3:22 pm)
I am having the same problem and my Echo has 27,000 mile on it. Did you find out what the problem was?
#95 of 913 front bumper
Aug 28, 2005 (4:11 am)
I had yesterday an unfortunate incident with my echo 2005. It seems my front bumper is dented in two places, and a little bit bent on the right side. I don't know what are my options now. Is it possible to repair it somehow, or I have to change it ? And how much would amount each of these options (it is a keyed front bumper for a sedan) ? Anybody with a similar problem ?
#96 of 913 Condenser hit by rock
Aug 30, 2005 (6:13 am)
I took my 2005 Echo to the dealership because the air
wasnt working and they told me the condensor was hit
by a rock and thus not under warranty. They want 941
dollars for a new one. Anyone ever had this experience?
#97 of 913 How easy is it to replace light bulb in dash?
Sep 12, 2005 (11:42 pm)
All of the illumination light bulbs behind my instrument console in my 2001 Echo has died. The one on the right hand side went out first and a couple of weeks later the one on the left went out as well.
How easy is it to replace these myself? I assume I'll have to remove the center console (which houses the speedometer, etc) to do this. I just loath going in to the dealership to get this fixed since they'll probably charge me an arm-and-a-leg for the parts and esp. labor costs.