Toyota MR2 Spyder Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Toyota MR2 Spyder

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Toyota MR2 Spyder is between $360 and $440 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Toyota Repair Estimates
2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder
Clutch Replacement
$645 - $942
2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder Service Detail: Front, Both Sides
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
$592 - $967
2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder Service Detail: Upper & Lower, Both
Radiator Hose Replacement
$299 - $403
2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder Location: Front
Brake Pad Replacement
$130 - $246
2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder Location: Front
Brake Rotor Replacement
$362 - $549

Toyota MR2 Spyder Problems

Timing 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).

Rattle from Engine at All Speeds

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.

Transmission Slips Out of Gear

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.

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Toyota MR2 Spyder Questions

My 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...

when the 30 amp fuse to the hpu keeps blowing the gear stays on neutral what is the problem? (1 answer)

what would cause tail lights to remain on when lights & ignition are turned off. (1 answer)

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Toyota MR2 Spyder Reviews

A blast to drive even at 102K and fuel economy remains at factory specs (26/32 mpg) even though a tune up has yet to be done. Low maintenance and nary a repair the whole while. Finish remains bright and shiny even though parked outdoor year round. This car corners and handles like a dream. Headlights could provide more field of view, but the brakes are fantastic are the the transmission, sus...
Best car I have ever owned. Fun to drive.
Its a sexy car that screams "Look at me"

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