Toyota MR2 Spyder Rattling Noise

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What are common reasons my Toyota MR2 Spyder engine rattles?

While there are a variety of reasons your Toyota MR2 Spyder is rattling, the most common 3 are the ball joints, struts or strut mount, or a problem with the sway bar links.
of the time it's
Ball Joints
of the time it's
Struts Or Strut Mount
of the time it's
Sway Bar Links

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