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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder Question: Sequential Transmission

 

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Walkerland1, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Arlington, TX, December 23, 2010, 02:13
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I bought this car for my son and we loved it, after two weeks the check engine light came on and all OS were changed only to find that the transmission was bad. The guy who sold it to me said he would fix it. He bought another transmission from somewhere where all sales were final and when we got the car back they promised it was fixed. One week later the warning light comes on and the car kept stopping when I tried to back out of my parking space. It would not go into gear. Of course the person who sold it to me does not work there anymore and now I can't even find out if it was a locking ot non locking transmission to get it fixed. Any suggestions?? Please help...

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    pm69 December 23, 2010, 21:11
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    stop buying forign cars this isnt china or is it???buy american!!

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    Visitor, February 19, 2011, 07:37

    Check your facts! More parts for Toyota cars come from the United States than do cars from GM, Ford, or Chysler. And, the Toyota was originally from Japan, not China. I would imagine the Spyder was assembled in Tennesee or Ohio, as my 2002 MR2 Spyder was.

    Think before you think you are an All-American buying foreign parts put together by unions that have a not so stellar record of good workmanship!

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    Visitor, February 19, 2011, 08:45

    Thanks for your reply. I did not bother to entertain the last reply as it was not worthy of a reply seeing they clearly don't have a clue of where the car even originated. We actually have sense had the car repaired and found that the people that installed the transmission just were not savvy enough to know how to do this properly and connect everything and link the reapirs with the computer. Praise God we found a great mechanic who had the wisdom to figure it out and got us up and running for just a few hundred dollars. Car has been running beautifully since. Have you had any issues with your MR2? Any recommendations on future things to look forward to and preventive maintenance beyond the normal things would be greatly appreciated. Have a great weekend, and thanks again.

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