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2000 Toyota Echo Questions

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I cannot find "transmission mount" or "motor mount" listed under the repair list on this site to get a cost. Does anyone know what these procedures cost in San Diego, CA or at least in general? Thanks

Does one need to change the brake fluid when replacing pads and turning the rotor or replacing the rotor?

I just had my brake shoes replaced and the mechanic charged me a haz fee of $7. I've never seen a haz fee for parts like this in the past. Is this legit? Thanks!

Check engine warning light comes on every once in a while but there is nothing wrong with the car. Someone told me there is a way to shut it off myself instead of having a mechanic do it.

Our Toyota Echo will crank, the motor will shake, lifters will make noise, & it won't rev up.
We've replaced the fuel pump relay, spark plugs, starter, & put in a new battery.
Our friend says it's the motor, but we don't think so. He also said it was out of oil, but we know it wasnt cause we keep oil in it, but he added 2 quarts. It just needed to be changed.

wiill altenator from amatrix fit an echo

Mechanic was working on changing my brake pads and called me later to say the brake fluid needed changing. This turned out to be kind of pricey. For the next time: does brake fluid usually need to be changed when changing brake pads?

My Toyota manual says to add "Toyota Long Life Coolant" or equivalent. So two questions: must I add water to the coolant or can I just pour the coolant without any water straight in? Also, my coolant at present looks green, but the "Toyota Long Life Coolant" is red. Can I mix the two colors?

Replaced both belts in 2009 with the mileage at 72,430. I'm now at 105,130 miles and the mechanic told me that the top belt (alternator belt?) needs changing. True?

I will be moving from a warm, non-snowy climate to a cold, snowy one. What do I need to know about maintaining my car (e.g., how long to warm it up during the cold weather before I drive, or what kind of car wash I should get and how often), and what kind of equipment will I need (e.g., snow tires?). Thanks much!

I currently live in a no-snow, year-round, warm city and will be moving to Spokane, WA. Could someone tell me what things I will need to know about maintaining my car in a cold, snowy city (e.g., how long should I warm up a cold car in the am before I drive off? Do I need to clean the car in ways other than just a car wash?) and the type of equipment I may need (e.g., will I need snow tires?). Thanks very much!