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2001 toyota echo "low engine coolant temp" blue what could be source of problems?

changed the coolant. tank is to full mark. book says see dealer.
What else could cause light to come on?

HELP!

Thanks in advance,


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Re: 2001 toyota echo "low engine coolant temp" blue what could be source of problems?

Not sure if you are suggesting that the CEL/SES is on and indicating a
low engine coolant temperature... but...

It could be a bad engine coolant temperature sensor or a stuck-open
thermostat...

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Re: 2001 toyota echo "low engine coolant temp" blue what could be source of problems?

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> changed the coolant. tank is to full mark. book says see dealer.
> What else could cause light to come on?
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> HELP!
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> Thanks in advance,
>
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> Don


This is a reference to the temperature of the coolant. The indicator glows
blue when the engine/coolant temp is low, and glows red when the engineis
overheating.

It is kind of a reminder not to HONK on it until it warms up. They may have
also put it in as an indication that the trnasmission will not slip into O/D
until the blue light goes out (Engine temp has to be ~120 degrees before O/D
can engage)
 
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Re: 2001 toyota echo "low engine coolant temp" blue what could be source of problems?

Hachiroku wrote:

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> This is a reference to the temperature of the coolant. The indicator glows
> blue when the engine/coolant temp is low, and glows red when the engineis
> overheating.
>
> It is kind of a reminder not to HONK on it until it warms up. They may have
> also put it in as an indication that the trnasmission will not slip into O/D
> until the blue light goes out (Engine temp has to be ~120 degrees before O/D
> can engage)


Wow! that is a neat little function to have... I've never heard of this
before (or seen it for that matter)... Is it available in any other
Toyota? My 97 Corolla doesn't have it :)

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Re: 2001 toyota echo "low engine coolant temp" blue what could be source of problems?

On Fri, 06 Jan 2006 15:01:31 -0800, njmodi wrote:

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> Hachiroku wrote:
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>>
>> This is a reference to the temperature of the coolant. The indicator glows
>> blue when the engine/coolant temp is low, and glows red when the engineis
>> overheating.
>>
>> It is kind of a reminder not to HONK on it until it warms up. They may have
>> also put it in as an indication that the trnasmission will not slip into O/D
>> until the blue light goes out (Engine temp has to be ~120 degrees before O/D
>> can engage)

>
> Wow! that is a neat little function to have... I've never heard of this
> before (or seen it for that matter)... Is it available in any other
> Toyota? My 97 Corolla doesn't have it :)
>
> Nirav


I believe it started with the Prius. Takes some getting used to ("Why the
hell is that thing glowing BLUE?!?!?!")

I think the Avalon has it too, IIRC...

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Re: 2001 toyota echo "low engine coolant temp" blue what could be source of problems?

Hard to believe, but true -- Hachiroku <[email protected]> typed:

>On Fri, 06 Jan 2006 15:01:31 -0800, njmodi wrote:
>
>>
>> Hachiroku wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> This is a reference to the temperature of the coolant. The indicator glows
>>> blue when the engine/coolant temp is low, and glows red when the engineis
>>> overheating.
>>>
>>> It is kind of a reminder not to HONK on it until it warms up. They may have
>>> also put it in as an indication that the trnasmission will not slip into O/D
>>> until the blue light goes out (Engine temp has to be ~120 degrees before O/D
>>> can engage)

>>
>> Wow! that is a neat little function to have... I've never heard of this
>> before (or seen it for that matter)... Is it available in any other
>> Toyota? My 97 Corolla doesn't have it :)
>>
>> Nirav

>
>I believe it started with the Prius. Takes some getting used to ("Why the
>hell is that thing glowing BLUE?!?!?!")
>
>I think the Avalon has it too, IIRC...


Scion xB (and all other Scions, methinks) too.

In the ones with automatics, the transmission won't go into high gear
until the light is out . . . .

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