Toyota MR2 Repair and Maintenance

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

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Toyota MR2 Problems

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.

Engine 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.

Check Engine Light Due to Restricted EGR System

The EGR System tends to get restricted or blocked with carbon after 100,000- 125,000 miles which will cause an emissions test failure for NOX. If the EGR system is equipped with an EGR temperature sensor it will trigger a Check Engine Light for improper EGR flow. The repair is to clean out the EGR passages and the EGR Temperature sensor. Our technicians tell this repair is pretty straight forward and takes about 1-1.5 hours. It is also wise to verify the EGR system components i.e. the Transducer, EGR Valve and VSV Solenoid at this time.

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Toyota MR2 Questions

My 1993 MR2 ran for about 7 miles then just stopped.Now will crank over but no Spark.This was her first trip of the season being garaged for 5 months (1 answer)

1993 Toyota MR2, non turbo. The powersteering light continues to go on and off (1 answer)

My mom's '93 Mr2 with 52k on it has the powersteering light come on for extended periods of time and then will go off. While this is occurring, the car has no power steering either. What can be causing this problem? Not one service tech can figure this problem out. If it matters, she pu...

Have a 93 MR2 wont run/start will crank over (1 answer)

Have a 93 toyota mr2 this alternator belt broke one day on my way home replace the built the next day the car wouldn't start check the main alternator 20 amp fuse was blown replaced but the car still will not crank will turn over but wont start what could be the problem also I replaced the di...

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Toyota MR2 Recalls

Recall 91V223000

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Toyota MR2 Reviews

I had the pleasure of owning 3 MR2s, the 1st year, 1985, the 1989, last year of the orig body style and finally, the creme de la creme, the 1995 Turbo package 2nd body style, last year for the car in the US. I will always love the MR2, the car is so well balanced, the engine never overstepping what the cornering capabilities are, etc. There is plenty of room for storage and passengers without b...
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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