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About Toyota MR2

With an exotic looking, the Toyota MR2 was produced by Central Motor Co., Ltd. - a Japanese manufacturer of cars within the renowned Japanese automotive manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation but marked globally by Toyota from 1984 to 2007 as a two-seat, mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car. As a sports car, it has won many championships during racing matches. It was a major departure for Toyota, who was known primarily for making practical automobiles and durable trucks. Over the course of its production run, the Toyota MR2 had experienced three generations, but the third-generation was known as the Toyota MR2 Spyder in the United States. During its lifetime, Road & Track and Car and Driver had put it on the Top Ten List as well as Motor Trend awarded it as Import Car of the Year. 
The first-generation was produced from June 1984 to 1989 under the code "W10". It was available in base and later on, supercharged models as well as "Super Edition". The MR2's power source is from the 1.6 L I4 and 1.6 L turbocharged I4 mounted to 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions. The second-generation went on sale in North America in late 1990 as a 1991 model. It came with two trim levels: MR2 and MR2 turbo and it was powered by a 2.2 L I4 engine rated at 130 hp and a 2.0 L turbo I4 engine producing 200 horsepower. Both engines sent power through either a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels.

Toyota MR2 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Praised for nimble handling and precise shifter, the Toyota MR2 is a solid choice for sports car enthusiasts. But the version has at least eighteen years, thus, these problems won't be uncommon: 
First, engine failure is a familiar and horrible issue for drivers. Most of them know once the engine runs roughly, the vehicle is close to failing. Thus, diagnosing and solving engine related issues could save the vehicle's lifespan in a certain sense. Some drivers offered some visible signs about engine failure, at first, there will be strange sounds from the engine, if left unattended, engine performance will suffer so that misfiring, stalling or hard starting will arise at the same time. Due to cooling system failure, overheating deteriorates this situation so that vehicle loses power when acceleration, consumes excessive oil and activates the Check Engine Light. All these symptoms could be attributed to the spark plug, oil filter, camshaft seal, water pump, water pump gasket and rod bearing, 
Second, issues about transmission, braking and suspension systems on the vehicle are also very troublesome. The main symptoms of transmission problem often include difficulty shifting gears, the vehicle starts in another gear or not goes into gear, and synchronizer ring, shift cable and transfer case output shaft snap ring are often the culprits. As for braking failure, go to the parking brake cable directly. And you should pay more attention to the condition of the shock and strut mount, coil spring insulator and out shaft bearing in the suspension system. 
Since it's a sports car, you must like to go for a drive in your Toyota MR2. Some parts of it could provide extra pleasures and even make sure your driving safety, they should get your meticulous routine maintenance. For example, the MR2 antenna is responsible for receiving signals and transferring them in a way programs for news, traffic information, music and even live games. You had better maintain it regularly. Other parts such as headlight, seat belt, wheel seal and wiper blade should be on your routine maintenance list as well. 
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