2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder
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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder ProblemsTiming chain/sprockets may need replacement due to wear and problems with VVTi
Occasionally the timing chain and sprockets need replacement due to premature wear and problems with the variable valve timing system (VVTi).
The timing chain tensioner is designed to use oil pressure to keep tension on the timing chain. When it develops a leak, it can no longer provide tension, and the timing chain will begin to make a slapping or rattling sound at all times.
If left in this condition, the timing chain may fail, leading to costly internal engine repair.
To correct this issue the timing chain tensioner must be replaced with the revised part.
Manual transmission models of the MR2 Spyder tend to slip out of gear while driving. This is because the bushings that support the shift lever wear out very quickly, and prevent the shifter from placing the vehicle firmly in gear.
The remedy for the issue is to replace the bushings.
If left unchecked, the transmission may be subject to undue and premature wear.
2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder QuestionsMy mr2 is barely idling. Where can i start a process of elimination? (1 answer)
I have to use both feet on the peddles to start it. It idles so slow that it dies. I had fault codes p1646 p1647. I removed the fuse for a time and i unhooked the negative cable from my battery to fix the faults once i tried to start it the car sounded like it was out of gas or flooded but i push...
many owners of mr2's say never and dealers usually say yes.