About Toyota MR2
Toyota MR2 is a two-seat, mid-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car manufactured by Toyota from 1984 to 2007. The first Toyota MR2 was introduced under the model code "W10". It has been a very popular and successful car globally. Since its production, it had been on Road & Track and Car and Driver magazines' Top 10 Best Cars, Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 1986 and 1987, on Sports Car International's list of Top Sports Cars of the 1980s, earned Wheels magazine's favorite sports car and Motor Trend's Import Car of the Year for 1985. Before it stopped production, it had been produced through three generations.
The second generation Toyota MR2 (W20; 1989-1999) was a redesigned version and it did not go on sale until late 1990 as 1991 models for North American market. And there were only two rim levels available in US: MR2 powered by a 2.2 L 130 hp 5S-FE inline 4-cylinder engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission and a 5-speed manual transmission as well as MR2 Turbo powered by 2.0 L 3S-GTE turbo inline 4-cylinder engine attached to only 5-speed manual transmission. Then the third generation Toyota MR2 (W30; 1999-2007) was called as Toyota MR2 Spyder in US.
Toyota MR2 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Toyota MR2, as a sport car, pursues high performance and superior quality. It did make it; however, as time passes by, auto parts in it still could not withstand the natural wearing process. Some common problems appear on it:
First, rattle coming from the engine and excessive oil consumption. This problem is the No.1 trouble for Toyota MR2 owners. They complained that an obvious decrease in power and fuel economy would happen. Actually, it is very likely that their MR2 camshaft seal is broken and the oil leaks a lot rather than consume that much. As for rattling noises, a bad oil filter often is the culprit. If you think your Toyota MR2 is gulping your oil, then spark plug needs an inspection as well.
Second, transmission, suspension and braking go bad from time to time. Transmission failure causes the Toyota MR2 does not engage in all gears or go into wrong gears, which can be attributed to broken synchronizer ring, shift cable or transfer case output shaft snap ring. As for suspension failure, the MR2 would bottom out or create excessive road noises or grinding noises while turning, which may be caused by failing shock and strut mount and coil spring insulator. And the braking failure is often the result of bad parking brake cable.
If you want to enjoy the pleasure brought by modern Toyota MR2, then you have to keep every auto part in it in good order. Antenna is responsible for sending real-time information while driving, water pump or water pump gasket could let MR2 run longer without overheating problem. As for headlight, it is important equally in providing great driving vision.
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