2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder

Occasionally the timing chain and sprockets need replacement due to premature wear and problems with the variable valve timing system (VVTi).

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What could cause this noise. It also has started backfiring.

the check engine light is flashing and engine runs rough on my daughters Spyder. My code reader says #3 cylinder mis-firing. It was in the dark and I had a flash light, my first thought was loose plug wire, and this seems to defy common sense but I could only find two spark plugs located upper ...

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Best car I have ever owned. Fun to drive.

Very spacious inside compared to similar models by other manufacturers. Economical and fun to drive, convertable top opens and closes easily in less than 5 seconds. Excellent engine and drive train; my model has the sequential manual transmission which is fun and convenient.

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