Last post on Apr 22, 2013 at 5:14 AM
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Toyota ECHO, Transmission, Sedan
#39 of 48 Re: 2000 Toyota Echo - transmission flush? [redecho]
Mar 01, 2012 (2:16 pm)
90% of the toyota automatic transmission failures are because the fluid was never replaced.
look at it as insurance against the trany failing
#40 of 48 Re: 2000 Toyota Echo - transmission flush? [nippononly]
Mar 01, 2012 (2:25 pm)
you have that backwards. the massive profit is in flushing a transmission.
if wait a long time, you will need to flush the transmission.
drian and fill is ok if it is done reguarly on a toyota.
#41 of 48 Re: 2000 Toyota Echo - transmission flush? [mrnepinak]
Mar 05, 2012 (10:03 pm)
LOL! I wrote that more than two years ago! But I didn't have it backwards, although I may have expressed it badly....what I meant was transmission flushes are a massive profit item for shops. From what you wrote, I believe we agree on that....
#42 of 48 chirping sound 2001 toyota ECHO sedan manual
Nov 05, 2012 (9:17 pm)
Hey guy's. I too have the chirping sound or squeling sound,on my 01 ECHO sedan 5 speed.When you engage the clutch the sound seems to go away.If it is the throwout bearing or, and pressure plate.How much does this job run?($)In genearal what does a new clutch run?
Also my clutch seems to be losing pressure.(feels very lite)any ideas?
It seems to shift okay but a little jerky sometimes.
I just bought the car 5 day's ago and put over 1000 km's on it.Bought it with 145,000 k's
90,000 miles or so.never been in a clamied accident.I am quite worried with the problems,because this is a super reliable brand.Yes the car is 10 years old and counting.
Any input would be great.Or just chime in on your ECHO problems or experinces.
I ran over a curb doing 30 miles an hour, was more of a concrete island dividing two lanes at an intersection.I was lucky to miss a metal light pole by just 3 feet.The little echo took all the force of the accident with the steel wheel and tire.There was a big bubble on the tire after.I thought for sure i killed the underneath of the car ,but all was needed was a used tire,and banging the steel wheel back to shape.And a balance and i was on my way.Tough little cars for sure.High ground clearance.
Well thanks Bryan in London Ontario Canada
Nov 06, 2012 (4:59 am)
If pressing on the clutch makes the sound go away that is classic throwout bearing.
"Weakness" is just the hydralic operateing system. ECHO has a light clutch pedal pressure. As long as the clutch doesnt slip while accelerating its fine.
Sounds like the clutch is tweaked but serviceable.
Personally I can drive a new car with a clutch 200,000 miles without replacement (or more) I have NEVER needed to replace a clutch.
So if the car was mine I would just drive it hoping the dammage will stop and not get worse.
But in the meantime look for a shop and get estimates. I dont know what they get for a clutch job but the ECHO is failry complicated to get the trans in and out Im thinking.
Good luck and tell us what happens!
Also post something at least once a week to liven thingsup around here! I love to gab.
#44 of 48 2001 ECHO sedan 5-speed
Nov 06, 2012 (3:25 pm)
Yeah, i'll probably just keep on driving it for now.I don't need it every day.
It's just, the clutch seemed tighter when I first got the car.Maybe low on fluid.I just hate not having a trustworthy mechanic.
Thanks for the input kneisl1.The car is great on gas even know it's getting below freezing out.
I really did'nt want a 5-speed at first,I've had a couple in the past for only short periods of time.The gas savings is worth rowing through the gears in the city.
do you have an
Nov 07, 2012 (4:45 am)
I bought a 2001 ECHO with a five speed in the fall of 2000 and had it for eight years. But I have problems with my feet and cant push a clutch in anymore. So I bought a 2009 Yaris with an automatic transmission.
The ECHO is the better car in my opinion.
I bought a 2000 ECHO with automatic for my son five or six years ago for $3000 with 117k miles on it. It has over 180k miles on it now with no problems except for a new MAF sensor.
#46 of 48 Transmission or Clutch?
Apr 20, 2013 (6:51 pm)
Today, when I shifted into 1st gear, the car moved very slowly even when I applied gas. Did the same in reverse. I decided to try something and put the car in first and took my foot off the clutch without gas and the car did not stall. Does anyone know what this could be? I am about to sell my car as is, and want to ensure I can let any buyer know about what problems I have experienced. The car is a 2001 and has 233,000. I just flushed the transmission fluid last winter and regularly change the oil.
Apr 21, 2013 (2:39 am)
I think the clutch is slipping. (the driven disk it not being clamped to the flywheel as it normally would be.)
If the transmission was bad it would not go into gear, or it would pop out of gear (any gear) while driving.
If you are driving along in, say, 3rd gear and accelerate briskly and the engine revs but the car doesnt move any faster, the clutch is "slipping" and needs replacement.
PS My advice is take the ECHO to a shop and have them fix the clutch (~$1000) and KEEP IT! : )
#48 of 48 Re: clutch [kneisl1]
Apr 22, 2013 (5:14 am)
Yes, agree with this answer. Clutch needs to be replaced, including the disc, pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bushing, and remove the flywheel and resurface. Also, replace the slave cylinder. Don't drive it with the cluch slipping, or the flywheel can be damaged beyond repair (may have to replace it also).