Toyota Echo Questions
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On this website's estimator there are two services listed: coolant replacement/flush and coolant replacement. What is the difference, and does one need to do a flush?
Mechanic has told me that he has a clear coolant that works when mixed with any other color coolant that had been previously put in the car (i.e., if you're last coolant replacement that was red, you should go with red or use this clear coolant replacement). Is this so or should I go with the color I used last time?
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Have not had transmission fluid changed since buying the car. The car now has 90,000 miles on it. Mechanic says the oil is brown (somewhat dirty) but not black. I've heard that a flush could be dangerous to the transmission when the oil is dark, but that a regular drain and refill will still leave a lot of the old tranny fluid in the transmission since the drain and refill does not get all of the old fluid out. What to do? Get flush or just drain and refill?
Just had my rear main seal replaced because of an oil leak. Should my mechanic have changed the oil while doing this job?
It's been recommended that I get the transmission fluid and filter changed (trans fluid has never been changed and car is at 90,000 miles) to possibly stop an engine oil leak. How could this help the engine oil leak?
Have an oil leak and mechanic reported dye test indicated rear main seal leak. However, I read it could be the PCV valve that needs replacement. Interestingly, after the leak started, my check engine light came on. (I also read that sometimes the PCV valve and the check engine light go hand in hand.) I had the mass air flow sensor cleaned and the light went off. Immediately after that, the car started leaking more oil. Coincidence? Also, is the valve cover gasket the same as the PVC value?
I have a rear main seal oil leak. I live in San Diego and am interested in anyone's recommendation on where to take it here since it's an expensive job and I'm worried about getting the rush. Also, do mechanics usually find other problems when this type of problem occurs or is it a safe bet that they'll just need to put in a new rear main seal?
I need to loosen the timing chain so so I can remove the cylinder head for rebuild.
Other than paying someone to take apart the engine to get to the transmission, any other (cheaper) suggestions? I noticed that the oil seems to drip from the same spot at the bottom of the engine. Wouldn't it be great if someone could invent a cheap device that could be hooked on (like a little metal basket) to that certain part of the engine and then it could collect the oil? I guess it might sound stupid to a lot of mechanics, but I don't know anything about cars. My leak isn't bad, but I don't want it contaminating the environment.
My mechanic told me that he will not use the Toyota brand coolant to flush and change my coolant in my Toyota echo because it has corrosive chemicals (he called the Toyota brand the "red" coolant, but I've only seen green coolant used in my radiator). Does this make sense to anyone? I would think that Toyota would make the right coolant for its cars.
I have never changed the transmission fluid because the Toyota service book does not include an interval at which to change it; I had no idea I was supposed to change the trans fluid until many miles past 60,000. Then I was told that it was risky to change the fluid because if the transmission has too much debris the changing of the fluid could actually cause problems. Also, all the service book says is that a mechanic should check the transmission for leaks.
Engine light has been on for a while and mechanic said it is because mass air flow censor needs replacing. The car sometimes stalls a little, especially on hills.
heated cat not supported catalyst not ready evap system not ready egr not supported air system not supported air conditioner not supported
falls flat on take off from a stop what could be wrong and what could be possible repair
the stud on the ball joint is turning clear thru is this normal
My air is not blowing cold air and I found a plug under the dash not connected to anything. I need to know where to plug it in. the wires are purple and pink
the man that put me a new one in didn't know how so another man came over and did it, if its not in there right will that show evap valve?
There is low air coming out of the vents.
Would also like to know if I can add a concentrated gas treatment for carburetors and injectors
my gas pedal is soo loose ! it hase NO TENTION AT ALL !! how can i tighten it?
Dealer says CEL is due to hoses from charcoal canister and canister itself leaking fumes. Is 836.00 reasonable?
It started when I slowed for construction and when I went to accelerate I could here this occasional knock. As i accelerated it increased so I pulled over and tried to find the problem. When I began to drive again I didn't here it.
Is there an adjustment for the clutch? I can let the clutch completely out and the car hesitates for a few seconds before it moves.
My Echo engine has been very quiet since I got it, but about a month ago very occasionally it would sound like an old dump truck or tractor for just a second or two and then the sound would disappear. I thought I was hearing things at first or actually hearing a vehicle next to me. Then the sound lasted longer and longer. Now I hear the sound about 10 -20 % of the time the car is runnning, mostly when we are idleing at a light or just starting to accelerate. Any ideas what it might be. I'm taking it to a mechanic this week and I want to have an idea what to expect. JD
I have a 03 Echo that over heats!Upper hose gets hot, lower hose stays cool! When car gets hot,coolant comes out overflow tank. Have replaced thermostat! Help?
Just got a diagnostic from a muffler shop and in addition to a few items, suggested I replace my front brakes and rotors because I'm down to 20%. I'm not hearing any noise or noticing and decreased braking power. At what percentage of wear should I replace my brakes? Or should I just listen for the warning strips as my guide?
Gauge fuse will blow when changed then when I put car in park and turn off car it will lock in park until I put new fuse in.It repeats itself.I have replaced rear lite sockets,problem went away for 3 days then it happened again.
Humming while I drive and now there is a grinding, screaching noise coming front the front wheel. I check the brakes and they are fine. The steeering shakes when pressing on the brakes.
I CHECK THE BATTERY AND THE STARTED IS GOOD
It feels like some kind of cable snapped. I'm afraid to take it to the dealer because they will find all kinds of things wrong with it. It has 66,000 miles on it.