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Toyota ECHO, Transmission, Sedan
#4 of 52 Re: Toyota Echo Transmission [pa_rookies]
Mar 09, 2007 (9:12 am)
I don't know a whole lot about cars but I have a 2001 Echo with 80,000 miles and I have just been told also that I need a new transmission. I've had a few cars in my life and never have I ever needed a new transmission, especially with such a new car. I mean, my father has an 89 and he hasn't even needed a new transmission yet. I am appalled, why do I need a new trans??? Someone help!?!
Mar 09, 2007 (10:49 am)
Get a second opinion! Does the car run right? Did you deal with the shop yourself? (being a woman) Shops have been known to flim flam those who may not be auto savvy. On the other hand they may be perfectly right. Tell me what problems you have having with the car and perhaps I or someone else can help.
Mar 09, 2007 (2:16 pm)
Well I actually went with my father who at first thought i needed to change the transmission fluid, but the fluid was full.. but on the other hand i haven't had it flushed and changed since i've had the car in '03. The only problem I have with the car is when i initially get in it for the day. When I put the car in drive, it takes about 30 seconds to a minute for the car to actually move. It's as if the car is in neutral and takes a few seconds to shift into drive. Any help would be useful, I don't have a thousand dollars for a new trans. I didn't get a second opinion but I plan to on Monday. I mean, wouldnt all of the gears delay if the trans was a problem??? My reverse works perfectly. Please help!
#7 of 52 bad news
Mar 09, 2007 (5:07 pm)
I had a Saturn that did the same thing only it wouldnt go into reverse. It was a bad valve body or something. $700. I just drove it until it didnt move anymore. Looks like the shop is right.
#8 of 52 Re: bad news [kneisl1]
Mar 10, 2007 (7:08 pm)
Sorry to hear your problem, I have two toyota echos, I have a 2000 and a 2003,both with auto trans. The 2000 I had the trans fluid changed at about 40k.the 2003 I bought used and I will change it myself.Never had any problems with either. have the trans oil changed at the dealer first! and have them flush it, .
#11 of 52 transmission
Jun 14, 2008 (4:52 am)
I have a 2000 automatic Echo. Mechanic said it is transmission. If I drive the car cold when I give it gas it hesitates as I continue to give it gas it picks up and will go.
Could this be transmission. Car has 78,000 miles. I am the only owner.
Jun 14, 2008 (6:53 am)
How theoil level? Frankly it doesnt sound like a trans problem to me. I would get another opinion. Good luck! Usually when the trans goes it wont shift at all or the car even move.
#13 of 52 Re: trans [kneisl1]
Jul 09, 2008 (2:03 pm)
This is in response to post #11
I have 2000 Echo with 100k miles.
At around 60k miles, I had exact same problem.
It is not a transmission problem.
Replace MAF filter!