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the engine light on means your car has the obd2 code problem you need to check out the code and delete it, i know this tool is helpful for your car, or you can take your car to toyota dealer to read out the code.

2001 Toyota Echo | Answered on Sep 18, 2013

Turn off the a/c & see if it still does it
Try dragging the brake while still on the gas to turn off
torque converter lock-up & see if changes
Check front drive axle CV Joints.
Check motor & trans axle mounts

2001 Toyota Echo | Answered on Jul 08, 2013

map censer i had that problem on oldsmob it is located on the thoutlebody

2001 Toyota Echo | Answered on Jul 04, 2013

fuse or bad body ground check all ground's on the car

2001 Toyota Echo | Answered on Jul 04, 2013

on many cars there is a switch which turns off the overdrive; if you have one maybe you hit it accidentally. the other reason for this indicator is if the transmission has overheated; the computer doesn't allow overdrive until the trans. cools down

2001 Toyota Echo | Answered on Mar 14, 2013

There are two components to a Variable Valve Timing (VVT) system; if you had a Check Engine Light (CEL) come on and checked at Autozone they should be able to help you differentiate which component is failing.

The first is the Oil Control Valve (OCV) which is a solenoid attached to a spool valve. This takes an electrical signal from the Engine Control Module (ECM) and turns it into linear motion through a solenoid, which controls the spool valve, which is a fancy word for a differential hydraulic valve (meaning it generally has two outputs that it can supply full/0 pressure, full/full pressure, or 0/full pressure, or any range in between. If the ECM is the brain of your car, the OCV is the brain of your VVT.

The second component is the cam phaser (some times referred to as a cam adjuster). This is a fancy pulley attached to the end of the cam shaft in your car which allows the ECM to control the timing of your engine. Timing can either be advanced or retarded, meaning the valves in your engine (which let air and fuel into or out of your engine) open earlier or later than usual.

The OCV is typically much easier to replace because you can usually see it on the exterior of the engine (the solenoid sticks out from the head to keep the coils cool). Cam phasers them selves are a much more in depth repair; you have to remove the timing cover (and everything to get to it).

Very frequently the issue is not with the phasers themselves but with the timing chain/belt tensioners. While they are just as much of a pain to access as the phasers, they are usually a lot cheaper.

Hope this helps.

2001 Toyota Echo | Answered on Feb 14, 2013

El relay de tu auto esta situado en la caja negra de fusibles la lado de la bateria enfrente, es una azul en la esquina superior. Es el mismo que yo andaba buscando suerte.

2001 Toyota Echo | Answered on Jan 29, 2013

I think you answered your own question

You have a 12 year old car & the cost to
have that problem diagnosed, is not going
to be pleasant.

Only a very experienced repair shop or a dealer,
will be able to determine what was damaged

I would set a price to car value, on what you would
spend before parting with it.

You can't spend $1,500 unless you want to, for
a vehicle repair with whatever it's current value is

2001 Toyota Echo | Answered on Jan 09, 2013

Assuming the hydraulic part of the clutch is working correctly, the clutch disc is probably worn out and would need to be replaced.
When you push on the clutch pedal you use hydraulic fluid to move the disc just like pushing on the brakes.

2001 Toyota Echo | Answered on Dec 20, 2012

Is it possible you did not get it adjusted correctly ?

2001 Toyota Echo | Answered on Dec 14, 2012

BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL!! pull top of door out with your fingers and wedge something in the gap. doesnt have to be a huge gap just enough to get a hanger or whatever you choose to use. if it has lock button you can directly push with hanger or whatever. if no button you can bend a hook on hanger and snag door lock and pull open. good luck!! BE CAREFUL, DO NOT PULL DOOR TO FAR. JUST ENOUGH AS NEEDED. let me know how it goes!!!

2001 Toyota Echo | Answered on Dec 04, 2012

The only way to know for sure is to have a diagnosis performed by a trusted, certified mechanic. However, there may be tell-tale signs of a starter issue, such as a grinding sound when you go to start the car. I am not a certified mechanic, however, I do have much experience fixing cars, and have replaced a few starters. Depending on where the starter is located on the car, build up could occur on the terminals from the battery, resulting in a loss of electrical conductivity. You have to be careful when tampering with a starter, as doing so should result in an electrical shock. The battery should be disconnected before messing with it. My recommendation, however, would be to find a trusted, local mechanic that can help you determine if the starter needs to be replaced. You can always buy a used/re-manufactured part and have the mechanic install it for you (if they are willing to). Auto shops often get commission off of new parts that they acquire for you. Good luck!

2001 Toyota Echo | Answered on Nov 28, 2012

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