1991 Toyota MR2 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1991 Toyota MR2

1991 Toyota MR2 Problems

Vehicle Won't Crank Due To Starter

If the engine will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter. These will tend to go out at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.

Worn Shift Bushings Will Cause Manual Transmission to Pop Out of Gear

On vehicles with a manual transmission, worn shift bushings can cause the transmission to pop out of gear, especially when coasting down in 1st or 2nd gear. Replacing all the shift linkage bushings is pretty straight forward and not expensive and will commonly correct this concern.

Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

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1991 Toyota MR2 Questions

my mr2 is having a stalling problem starts and run but stalls when put into gear (2 answers)

not sure what it could be I have replaced the throttle position sensor, EGR vacuum solenoid, plugs and wires, transmission shift solenoids, distributor cap and rotor button, coil pack ,flushed and clean engine and tranny inside and out , and still having the same problem . the car starts and runs...

when starting from cold engine starts ok but dies unless play with throttle and (1 answer)

if hold throttle to stop it stalling when warmed up its perfect

my car dies when i come to a stop (1 answer)

I just perched a new Mr2 i put a jdm ECU in but didn't start so i put the original ECU back and it started up but then it died when i gave a little burst of gas. so i checked the alternator and it was bad. I replaced it and started her up went around the block and it died at the first stop si...

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1991 Toyota MR2 Recalls

Recall 91V223000
THE DRIVER'S OCCUPANT PROTECTION SYSTEM (STEERING WHEEL AND AIR BAG) EXCEEDS THE 60G THORAX CRITERION IN NHTSA CRASH TESTS.

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1991 Toyota MR2 Reviews

Have owned my 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo now for about 2 years. Purchased the car with about 122,000 miles on it. I don't street race or anything like that, but I do drive it hard. I make sure my oil is changed about 200-250 miles before schedule always using Mobile1 20w50. I have had no major problems. The factory turbocharger still boosts very strong. I am at about 144,000 miles now and the clutc...

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