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There are two things I'd look at as the problem. First and most likely is the solenoid on the starter is almost shot. The solenoid has a large copper washer which is pressed into the two posts (one from the battery connection and the other going to the starter motor). When this wears out, you'll get a clicking sound (almost a dead thud) as the Bendix is ...


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These days you do not bother with replacing the lens cover because it's a sealed unit. Just buy a whole new assembly from your favorite web parts supplier (eg. Amazon, Rockauto, eBay), local auto parts, or a Toyota dealer ($$$). Look for "Parking/Turn Signal Lamp Assembly" or similar for the make and year of your car. The genuine Toyota part will be ...


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Where you need to start is at the O2 sensors and spark plugs, plus a thorough cleaning of the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor and upper intake tract. While looking at the scheduled maintenance guide for your vehicle, I'm not seeing these things mentioned (though I did a cursory glance). It is common practice for original O2 sensors and spark plugs to last for ...


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The Toyota Echo (and most cars pre-2011ish) uses a cabled throttle assembly, so you should be able to tighten the cable fairly easily. Look for the following in your engine bay You see the nut to the left of the arrow, that's where you can tighten the system. A good link is ...


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Typically a very loud, low rumbling noise means that your wheel bearings are going bad. I'd be willing to bet that depending on how the sound sounds, it is your wheel bearing. They are not typically very expensive to fix, but you will most likely need to take it to a shop, because you will need a bearing puller to complete the replacement.


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That sounds about right for that model. The only things you could do is make the car as light and easy running as possible, e.g. remove the spare tyre and carry a patch kit and air compressor instead. fill your fuel tank only 50%. This should save a good 20kg to 25kg. go on a diet ;) Get alloy wheels if you don't have already inflate your tyres properly ...


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Opinion The cost of high performance pads and calipers seems like a very high cost for such an issue. If you believe that the mechanic is correct and that there are no issues with the OEM products then perhaps looking for alternatives is sensible option. Consider this. When this Toyota rolled of the showroom floor and didn't stop well, is that the way ...



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