Last post on Apr 16, 2013 at 4:11 PM
You are in the Toyota Echo
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Toyota ECHO, Coupe, Sedan
#893 of 913 Re: 2001 sedan 5 speed clutch problem [untrapable]
Nov 06, 2012 (6:44 pm)
Squealing when the clutch is released (in neutral) sounds like a pilot bearing going bad. When you replace the clutch that can be replaced at the same time for the price of the part.
If you meant squealing when the clutch is released in gear and the car begins to move, that would be different.
As for increasing lightness of the clutch, you will know when it is not properly releasing any more because the gears will begin to grind as you engage them with the stick shift.
A lot of what you describe could be attributed to a failing clutch.
#894 of 913 2001 ECHO sedan clutch problem?
Nov 06, 2012 (6:58 pm)
Yes the squeling disapears in neutral when clutch is lightly engaged.When going through the gears it seems fine.No grinds or anything in any gears.I don't wanna increase the lightness of my clutch.
I meant that its to light of a feel.Its like a drum pedal for a set of drums.I mean thats pretty light feel.
It seemed the clutch was tighter when first getting the car,so thats indicating a problem to me.
But maybe the car wasnt driven much before I got it.Sittin on the lot.
Any other input would be great thanks.
Nov 07, 2012 (8:53 am)
As long as the clutch doesnt slip under acceleration its 95% allright.
As long s the gears shift quietly ditto.
I think you are fine!
#896 of 913 Re: What Have You Replaced? [echofan]
Nov 19, 2012 (10:35 am)
Great little commuter car. I drive about 95 miles round trip total each day and still get about 40 MPG going 70-75 on a car with 220,000 miles.
I did a full exhaust due to aftermarket cat converter (bad at 140K) not matching OEM muffler (go figure, I got to due the muffler also). The replacement Bosal muffler had a bad seam that I thought was the connection to the cat so went to the shop. Went to Menike and they showed me the bad seam for free and I drove to AZ and they ordered a replacement. I reinstalled the replacement and still could not get the joint to seal so I went to Menike again and had them cut and weld. 80K later I got a engine code showing possible cat failure. Up and downstream O2's replaced with previous cat. Got a new cat via warranty replacement. Installed and codes cleared, I could see evidence of seam failure on the cat by the residue.
New platinum plugs about a year back.
Oil change every 3 - 5 K.
Air filter, engine and cabin, once a year.
Brakes front about every other year (bought a spare set of rotors for a half-hour driveway break swap), Rear first time just a couple of months back.
Clutch still nice and tight.
Nov 20, 2012 (4:33 am)
How many miles between front brake pad changes? It sounds to me like you are replacing them very frequently. Which means you are using the brakes too much.
Im afraid you will have an accident driving like that.
#898 of 913 Re: What Have You Replaced? [dfree1]
Nov 20, 2012 (8:49 am)
That's a lot of miles - hope mine gets that far without too much trouble. I'd be thrilled to own a car for that long, where the worst thing that ever happened is exhaust system problems.
Nov 20, 2012 (11:12 am)
Owning an ECHO is a huge thrill, certainly!
Maybe the biggest in the industry and not just for longevity.
Jan 30, 2013 (8:59 pm)
I recently bought an 01' Echo with 132000 miles on it and am finding expensive problems.
Rear Brakes including rotors.
Hope that I don't find too many more problems
Jan 31, 2013 (4:26 am)
What did you pay for it?
ECHOs have drums on the rear.
Hows the gas mileage?
#902 of 913 Re: What have you replaced [classicsplayer]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 31, 2013 (8:45 am)
Aside from the speakers, those sound like normal wear items for a high mileage car. Not the car's fault really--more about poor maintenance. Brakes can be done at 50K, shocks at 80K, motor mounts at 100K.