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I have a stereo problem, got any suggestions for an upgrade?
Hello, there is a lot of after market options you can do to install an touch screen radio in your car. Multiple places sell self install kits where it includes the harness to plug and play your new radio. Sometimes...
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Humming/whirring sound only when accelerating.
It is possible that you have a wheel bearing issue. It is usually worse when cornering in one direction and gets better when turning the other direction if it's just one bearing. The brake noise could be the return...
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Need a way to drain out 1 year old gasoline sitting in an otherwise good car.
Hi there. If the fuel is only a year old, then it should be fine to drive off and fill up with fresh gas as it runs out. If you really want to get the fuel out of the tank,...
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Car shakes and stutters during acceleration - 2001 Toyota Echo
As I was reading this I was thinking spark plugs, but you said there was a couple CENTIMETERS of translucent yellow oil? I can't even imagine what must be happening inside the engine to completely cover spark plugs. I would...
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Engine shudders when not moving, check engine light on - 2003 Toyota Echo 1.5 L 4-cylinder
ANY time a Check Engine Light comes on, the first thing you need to do is get the computer scanned. Autozone or advance will actually do this for free so you don't have to purchase anything. Shuddering could be a...
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Ths car stalls sporadically when the engine warms up - 2000 Toyota Echo
I wish you had told me which red light illuminates. I am going to take a shot at it and guess its the battery light. You may have an alternator related problem. It could be a loose belt, the alternator...
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Woobing noise, change as the speed changes
This is almost certainly tire-related. The fact that the sound correlates to the speed is a dead giveaway. The only other sound that correlates to speed like you describe would be like a rubbing brake pad or something, but that...
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Acceleration issues, especially when the engine is cold - 2000 Toyota Echo
Hello. This is a used vehicle that I recently bought and I've noticed it has some accelerating issues. There seems to be a delay in increasing speed. The delay lasts for several seconds from the moment I put it in...
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Will a fender from a coupe fit a sedan?
Hi there. In most cases, the front half of the vehicle is similar in dimensions for both sedans and coupe's of the same model. However, what can vary is the location of bolt holes and brackets for installation. In order...
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car shuts off
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle's battery is typically not used for much when the vehicle is running. The battery is used mostly for starting the vehicle and completing the charging circuit. Due to the battery seemingly causing...
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Why does my Echo rough idles at a red light or stop sign?
Hello, What you are describing is a common sign of a dirty or faulty idle control valve. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that reads the air intake as it comes into...
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What could I do to fix car after diesel put in
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The amount of damage that was done by the diesel will depend on how long it sat in the system. By pulling the filter and pump, I hope you mean that you changed them....
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Car idle is erratic and exhaust gas smells strange.
Hi There! It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. In the mornings it is normal for the engine idle to be a bit higher...
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I have a Toyota 2003 echo my car goes into gear it just dosent have the power to go sounds like it's grinding and forcing it self
Hi there. When a car has acceleration issues as you've described, more often than not, it's due to transmission problems. This can range from inner seals or gaskets being damaged to a torque converter that is worn out. It can...
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Do you use iridiums spark plugs on the spark plug replacement
The OEM plug is platinum. If you desire iridium, simply note that in the customer notes or let the mechanic know at time of scheduling. Obviously, without contrary advice, the original, or aftermarket equivalent, of a part is always used...
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Car tilting after going over curb and impacting tree at 10 mph. Bumper bar is damaged, bumper arm broken. Side of impact is higher
The frame and/or suspension components have been damaged. To determine which will require some measurements and inspection. If all the damage is suspension related, that is assuming none of the sub-frame is damaged or the suspension mounting bosses, it is...
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Car won't crank and light in cluster stay on when key is turned
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely having an issue with the battery or the starter. When dealing with a no-start, these are the first components to check. If the battery is dead, you may be able...
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Mechanic told me that the P1125 cod meant that one of 2 transmission sensors had gone bad on my 2002 Toyota Echo. He does not know
After checking the manual for the code P1125 I have found that this code is not listed for this vehicle. Can you verify the code and the vehicle information so we can help you better. i would not recommend not...
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Car running hot and stopped.
Hi there. Quite often after a cooling system component is replaced, an air bubble can develop inside the cooling system if it was not properly primed or bled. However, it's also possible that there were a few different cooling system...
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I have a vitz 2003 FL 1.3 automatic it jerks at slow speeds and low revs around 10 - 50 kmh . Also sometimes the gear gets stuck
With a high mileage car like yours, the first thing I think about is whether the scheduled services have been performed. Spark plugs and filters last pretty long, but they should have been changed at least once in your car....

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