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Toyota ECHO REAR DOOR HANDLE problem

My TOYOTA ECHO SEDAN has a strange problem with it's REAR DOOR HANDLES. They are operating properly (I can open the door when handle is pulled. The door handle returns back when hand is released.)

However, the problem with it is that the handle does not return back completely to the original position but only three-fourths way back in. This means the door handles remain popping out of the door all the time.

If you need a picture of how the door handle looks, I will send it with your reply.

Please advise how the door handle can be fixed in a cost effective way.

Thanks for your support.

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I have this same problem, and I removed the interior door fascia to examine the cause.
As mentioned, the moving, plastic part of the door handle has a recess that houses the return spring. Under stress (under too little stress, if you ask me), part of that plastic that surrounds the spring ruptures (tears), and the spring can no longer exert sufficient force to get the handle to retract flush against the car.
There is no way to fic that plastic part--you have to replace the entire handle. Searching for "Toyota Echo Door Handle" will find you a number of on-line sites that sell BLACK handles for under $7.00! The dealer wants something like $50-$70 for an OEM part, with the right color.
I have the service manual, and replacing these things is a *****! You have to use a TORX bit to remove the actual latch in the door, to get it out of the way.
There isn't actually any fixed linkage between the handle and the interior latch mechanism. When you pull the handle up enough, a plastic cam on the handle strikes a metal lever within the car door, forcing the latch to release the steel hoop. So once you can ACCESS the handle, swapping it out looks straightforward. The problem is, accessing it is a pain. Make sure you have a magnetic grabber handy for the hardware!
I have yet to find a cheap source for SILVER handles on the Internet (none of the Internet Junkyards have responded).

Posted on Dec 08, 2009

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how to change front struts toyota echo

how to change front struts toyota echo

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  • remove wheel
  • undo top and bottom strut bolts...3 in the engine bay and two at the wheel end.
  • remove strut

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

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How to remove a 2001 toyota echo alternator

How to remove a 2001 toyota echo alternator

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remove the belt from the alternator take out the bottom bolt and the adjuster bolt on top unplug your wires and it's ready to come out you might have to access the bottom bolt through a panel on the front passenger side of car

Posted on Jan 30, 2018

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how do you check transmission fluid in a toyota

how do you check transmission fluid in a toyota echo

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if it doesn't have a dipstick there should be a plug located on the tranny that you can take out if the fluid flows out of it then it should be full.

Posted on Aug 26, 2018

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TOYOTA ECHO HORN

HOW TO FIX THE HORN ON A TOYOTA ECHO. HORN WORKS WHEN HOOKED TO THE BATTERY BUT NOT FROM THE STEERING WHEEL

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The problem is one of three possibles:

  1. The horn switch (button) on the steering wheel.
  2. The horn relay.
  3. The wiring associated with the two items above.

If you press the horn button and know where the horn relay is, you can listen for it to activate. If it does, then either the relay's output contacts are bad or the wiring between the relay and horn is faulty. If the relay doesn't activate, test for voltage at the relay coil with an multimeter in the relay socket. If there is voltage there when the horn button is pressed, then the relay is bad. If there is no voltage there, the the horn button or associated wiring is faulty.

Posted on Jun 19, 2015

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where is the fuel pump relay on toyota echo

where is the fuel pump relay on toyota echo

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Both of these relays are involved. One appears to be in under hood fuse box. The other should be in interior fuse box. I usually want to check voltage and grounds for relays before replacing.
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Posted on Aug 17, 2017

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How do i replace rear motor mount on toyota echo?

I have a broken motor mount on a Toyota echo. What's the procedure to replace it?

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It is not that Hard, you can use the Jack from your Car... Lift up a little on the Oil Pan with the Jack, you will see the engine Mount move. Once you have that pressure on, then you just take the center bolt and then the mount bolts. Install the new Mount and lower the jack.

YOU DO NOT WANT TO LIFT THE CAR, JUST GET WEIGHT OFF THE MOUNT

Posted on Apr 12, 2013

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2001 toyota echo engine light is on. Car idle is rough and sometimes stalls. Is there a way to clean the idle air control valve without removing it?

Hi: engine check light is on. Car stalls when at idle after engine is warm. Is there a way to clean the idle air control valve without removing it? thanks, rick

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Yes, I just had the same problem and I cleaned it with STP throttle body and carb cleaner. Take off the air big air hose off of the throttle body. You will see a small hole on the lower right side. Put the spray nasal on your cleaner can. Stick the plastic nasal directly into the hold and spray it for about 7 seconds. Then take the nasal off of the can and stick it in the hole pushing it in and out for a few minutes. Then put nasal back on the can and spray for another 7 seconds. Now wait for 20 minutes. spray one last time for a few seconds and you are good to go. You will be shocked on how much better you echo will run. I almost spent 225.00 for a new idle control valve, man I sure am glad I did this. My car is running better now then when I first bought it. Good Luck !!

Posted on Apr 26, 2013

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toyota echo engine light

Code 440
code 446

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these are evaperative emmisions code 440 is a general evap malf 446 is a small leak code. sometimes these codes are set after fueling, if the fuel cap is not correctly installed. or if the fuel cap has been lost and replaced with one that does not seal well.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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toyota echo 2000 - airconditioner belt squeaking

I have a toyota echo 2000 - the airconditioner belt is making a loud squeking noise - what is the solution?

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well the belt could be loose or the compressor may be seized.....or the belt may be old and squealing.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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