It has a timing chain which should last the life of the car. Under the hood, a spunky 1. . Directly behind the timing chain cover which is attached to the engine, on the passenger side of the engine. The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2004 Toyota Echo in 2004. For being a subcompact car it has a lot of space. I will be looking that direction once I have to start putting our 4 kids into cars - and our old Echo will be going to the first kid! Very low maintenance, high reward car.
Toyota Echo Gas Mileage: 2000-2005 Year Manf. For more information, refer to this page:. The chain has no replacement interval, and should only be replaced if there is a problem for example if it is making a lot of noise. Engine 2004 Toyota Echo Type 1. The deceptively small size is perfect as well.
He has run synthetic oil in it the whole time. The drive belt should be adjusted or replaced and bearings lubricated. The car is so small I hardly ever have trouble finding parking, but I still have enough room to constantly move back home from school. The 2004 Toyota Echos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 90 kilometers per hour about 65 percent of the kilometers driven. Gets better mileage than a smart car, and carries 4 large adults in comfort.
Do not use rearward-facing child seats in any front passenger seat. You don' t have to go nuts in tightening it, but you should pry the alternator forward as best you can. You don't notice the extra noise generated by the timing chain. The second choice is very smooth and powerful 3. It can be inspected for wear excessive cracking , the alternator bolt can be loosened and alternator pushed back not removed to change this belt. Their snowboards fit between the back window and the stick shift.
I don't know the official change interval, but I replaced mine at 150,000 miles but it was still in good condition actually. The Toyota Echo doesn't have a timing belt. City Hwy 2005 Toyota Echo 4 cylinder 1. If you hear a chirping noise, it is most likely coming from the drive belt or water pump. Please see the OwnerÅs Manual for further instructions. It is completely sealed so you cannot see it at all unless you remove the cover.
It doesn't have a timing belt to replace. It is an overall great car which gives you the value for your money. The V-6 has a timing belt that's scheduled for change every 90,000 miles. Why did Toyota stop producing this roomy economical model? Visit for more information on the Toyota Echo. Ugly little car, but its beauty is more than skin deep.
The centered gauge did bother me at the beginning but now I find it extremely convenient. The Echo was available in both four-door shown above and two-door models. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2004 Echo is 1 while the average number of problems reported for the 6 model years of the Toyota Echo is 42. That means if the belt bre … aks, valves will be slamming into pistons and damage can be both extensive and expensive. To decrease the risk of injury from a deploying airbag, always wear seatbelts, sit upright in the middle of the seat as far back as possible from the airbag modules and do not lean against the door. There is so much more that can be wrote about the Echo.
I do not see timing belt anywhere. Leave a Comment Name Mail Website. Rides surprisingly well, the motor has more pep than expected, and even with automatic transmission returns a consistent 44-46mpg highway and around 35mpg on my commute. Do not put objects in front of an airbag or around the seatback. The 4 cylinder engines have chains that don't require maintenance.