About Toyota Supra
Toyota Supra is a sports car and grand tourer manufactured by Toyota from 1978 to 2002. The first Toyota Supra was introduced in 1978 based on Toyota Celica liftback. Toyota Supra possesses all Japanese automaker's merits, which brought Motor Trend's Import Car of the Year award, name on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best List and Popular Mechanics' Design & Engineering award to it. Until it was announced to stop production, it had been produced through four generations.
In May 1986, the third generation Toyota Supra (A70; 1986-1993) was released. As a separate model, it was powered by engines ranging from 2.0 L 1G-GTE inline 6-cyinder engine to 3.0 L 7M-GTE inline 6-cylinder engine while available transmissions were 5-speed manual transmissions and 4-speed automatic transmission. Then in April 1993, official mass production of fourth generation Toyota Supra (A80; 1993-2002) began. Both aspiration and turbo models were available. And it was powered by a 3 L Toyota 2JZ-GE inline 6-cylinder engine and a 3 L Toyota 2JZ-GTE inline 6-cylinder Twin Turbo engine mated to 5-speed and 6-speed manual transmissions and a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Toyota Supra Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a sports car, Toyota Supra lives up to its name as many drivers said it is too powerful that other drivers just want to race with them. Excellent performance however would fade out as time passes, according to Supra drivers, here are the most common problems happen to it:
First, engine problem. Though some Supra owners complained it was too powerful, however, some others encountered slow acceleration, poor fuel economy, oil leaking and dropping oil pressure. And it is certain that the most obvious signs would be the illuminated Check Engine Light. Under this condition, you can try checking your Supra spark plug, oil pump, oil pump gasket and oil filter to determine which auto part goes wrong.
Second, suspension and transmission failure. According to Toyota Supra drivers, they could sense excessive vibration from steering wheel when driving and hear grinding noises coming from underneath the vehicle. Sometimes, steering would be pulled to left or right side and shifting gears also became difficult. Once you notice any above symptoms happening to your Toyota Supra, you had better check the control arm, transfer case seal and bellhousing in case it is too late.
Some insignificant auto parts for drivers, however often get ignored. But if you want to keep your Toyota Supra at the best shape all the time, it is a must to take good care of every auto part. Wheel seal, other than decorating the wheel, it also can make sure wheels run smoothly by stopping dirt and moisture from accumulating on them. And seat belt needs to be changed for new after every accident.
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