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Toyota MR2 Spyder Problems

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Most Common Toyota MR2 Spyder Problems

Drivers of the Toyota MR2 Spyder may notice excessive oil consumption between oil changes, even to the extent of the engine oil warning light displayed on the multi-function display. This issue is...
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 ...
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0 Known Toyota MR2 Spyder Brakes Problems

1 Known Toyota MR2 Spyder Drive Train Problem

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 pl...

0 Known Toyota MR2 Spyder Electrical & Lights Problems

5 Known Toyota MR2 Spyder Engine Problems

Drivers of the Toyota MR2 Spyder may notice excessive oil consumption between oil changes, even to the extent of the engine oil warning light displayed on the multi-function display. This issue is...
Occasionally the timing chain and sprockets need replacement due to premature wear and problems with the variable valve timing system (VVTi).
The MR2 Spyder 1.8L engine has a known issue with the valves that if left unchecked, will cause burned valves and engine performance issues. The engine ‘breathes’ through valves that ...

0 Known Toyota MR2 Spyder Exhaust & Emissions Problems

0 Known Toyota MR2 Spyder Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known Toyota MR2 Spyder Maintenance Problems

0 Known Toyota MR2 Spyder Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known Toyota MR2 Spyder Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known Toyota MR2 Spyder Problems & Complaints

Drivers of the Toyota MR2 Spyder may notice excessive oil consumption between oil changes, even to the extent of the engine oil warning light displayed on the multi-function display. This issue is...
The MR2 Spyder 1.8L engine has a known issue with the valves that if left unchecked, will cause burned valves and engine performance issues. The engine ‘breathes’ through valves that ...
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 pl...
The serpentine belt tensioner on the 2000-2002 MR2 Spyder is known for bearing and/or spring failure, which will cause a rattle or grinding noise when the engine is running. If the tensioner fails...
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 ...
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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