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Sounds like they only looped it once and it wasn’t even tight enough. That gives me no confidence with their workmanship.

1. They should warranty their work and fix that. You paid for it. Period. Then again, I’m not sure how much confidence you have there.

That’s why many members learn to DIY and do it right:

2. Depending how much DIY you can do. You can try removing the bands, shift the boot back, and add a few ounces (can only guesstimate) of CV grease in there. And band it back up, see if the extra grease stops the noise before real damage is done. (If it’s not the wheel bearing howling and the joint is still salvageable).

You can find the grease and banding tool at parts stores. Autozone will have various tools on the free loaner list.


3. As many said, swap in a Cardone Select new aftermarket axle with lifetime warranty. Just in case the rebuilt axle is bad (and not the wheel bearing).

In fact, see if the shop is willing to work with you on that. Check rockauto for prices.

Then we’ll know if the wheel bearing is howling. If so find another shop regarding the bearing.
 

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Also, regarding the possibility of a wheel bearing howl. I don't know how mechanically inclined you are. Many members start with the easy stuff and move to the harder ones, do better than many shops, and save good money while doing it.

Here's some more information so you get an idea of what's involved. I didn't see any Echo wheel bearing DIYs. So here's one on the Corolla. Some of the DIY links don't appear to be working, but this Corolla one below should show you what's involved in general.

* Essentially you remove the steering knuckle and take it to a shop that can press in a new wheel bearing for you for a fee usually around $40-50 (Timken brand bearing, which often reboxes OEM ones from NSK or Koyo, is about $26/ea on rockauto). And then reinstall the knuckle getting it back.

Toyota's designs across many platforms are similar. You'll just need to do some searching for the proper torque values to use for the particular vehicle. Not sure if Autozone's free repair guide has one for Echo. Proper axle nut torque (wheel off the ground, without weight loading on it) is vital for the longevity of the wheel bearing, among other torques.

Here is one for the older style bearing with extra dust seals. Your Echo looks to have integrated seals, so just ignore the dust seal part.
https://www.toyotanation.com/threads/diy-front-wheel-bearing-corolla-93-97.334893/

BMR and Hardtop have DIYs for the Camry, which are similar. As you can see, the parts may look different, but the steps are essentially identical. Of course, once you've come this far, you might swap out the axle with a Cardone Select. You can keep the old axle to inspect and learn about re-booting in your spare time.

https://www.toyotanation.com/threads/diy-front-wheel-bearing-r-r.255035/

https://www.toyotanation.com/threads/diy-gen-5-and-gen-6-gen-2-solara-front-wheel-bearing-replacement-w-pics.927321/

Also, Corolla axle replacement DIY below:
https://www.toyotanation.com/threads/diy-cv-shaft-replacement-corolla-93-97.335295/#post-3121339

I always verify applications on the parts manufacturers' catalog, then check rockauto and other online stores for best prices. As some store catalogs may be wrong. For instance, I see Cardone 66-5191 for the left side axle and 66-5193 for the right. About $56+tax and shipping each.
https://www.cardone.com/products/drivetrain/drivetrain-products-new/new-cv-drive-axles

And Timken wheel bearings. I see 510062 for $26.
http://www.showmetheparts.com/timken/
 

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Some parts stores (Pep Boys??) let you view them free. Some libraries may have them I heard.


Or check Toyota’s website where you can purchase online access to the official repair manual.

Floor jacks check the Costco Arcan aluminum-steel jack. If you don’t mind the heavy stuff, Harbor Freight has them. The Daytona line is their premium line. Supposedly come out the same production line as Snap-on. Problem is you can’t find parts to repair. Check YouTube videos.

Jack stands there too. About $20-25 for the 3-ton I think. Use the 20% off coupon they often email.
 
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