|Toyota MR2 MK2 Turbo - Missing underboost|
submitted by kriss2888 on 26/12/2012
I hope some one can help me out as this problem is doing my head in I have a rev2 turbo that missfires (or sounds like it is) under boost, the car it's self doesn't want to know from cold it idles fine as soon as you set off and try giving it a little it coughs and bogs down, then it will run ok after started to warm up but as norm don't go over half/3/4 boost as should as soon as it will let you it starts missing then gives you full boost back off the throttle and put foot down again and it does the same again? I know that the thermostat has gone and is not letting the car warm up properly but surely it shouldn't be doing what it is from cold can anybody help with this one as its really doing my head in now cheers |
|Toyota MR2 MK2 N/A - Please help me!!!!!! Engine stalling really frequently in 1st/2nd gear|
submitted by Jo Martin on 26/09/2010
|Hi, I have a MK 2 MR2 T bar(S reg, anniversary edition) which I have just spend tons on getting a new clutch, aerial, roof seals etc (I'd reach the 'sell it' or 'keep it 'til it dies' point and decided I just couldn't bear to part with it). This remaining problem is making me wish I'd sold!! I thought it might be related to the clutch but I was wrong. Gutted. :-(
The is intermittent which makes me think it's electrical, but it seems to be getting steadily worse.
- I'm sure the battery used to charge to full, with the needle sitting hard up at the top of the gauge. Now it is always about 4/5 charged and dips visibly if I use an electric window. Bought new battery. No difference.
- If it stalls, which it does alot, it labours to start again (3-4 seconds of prevaricating after I turn the key?). If it doesn't start first time in the morning, the second attempt can be dodgy too. It seems to be worstening with the bad weather.
- The battery seems to go flat quite easily. This isn't a major symptom as I never ever intentionally sit with the engine off and the radio/fans/lights on any more, but if I do by accident, it goes flat really fast.
- The engine has a really wobbly idle. At around 1000/2000rpm it sometimes jumps around alot. Earlier today, just driving in second gear at 15mph, in a queue, foot on accelerator, the whole car bunny-hopped, jolting violently every couple of seconds. It's done this before when if it's having a bad day.
- When I am driving in first or second gear, I can actually feel the engine threatening to stall. I can tell if I'm going to have a bad day within a minute of having the engine on. It feels a bit 'weak' under my feet. Wobbly? Unstable? Subtle but I am used to it so notice it very fast now. Particularly if changing down through the gears. Worst is if I am approaching a junction or joining a queue of traffic and changing down. If I am slowing the car down and go near the clutch in a low gear to bring the car in to a halt, that's gonna stall on me. I end up revving the car in frustration. Each junction can be a test. I am more and more using engine breaking and trying to keep the revs high. I am actually getting scared of driving the car and starting to question my driving ability it stall so often. It's destroying my confidence and I am normally a very confident, assertive driver.
- It can be particularly bad if I've been doing 65mph on the motorway and then come off a sliproad and have to stop at a roundabout. I never drive faster than 65mph to try not to exacerbate this.
- I am constantly battling with it not to stall. A 20 minute drive to work can include re-starting the car 6 or 7 times. How completely embarrassing.
- Toyota diagnostic test showed a big fat zero.
PLEASE if anyone knows what this could be, could they give me some advice? I am so miserable about it. I love my car and know it's getting rarer as a limted edition but 'we buy any car. com' is starting to beckon.
Many thanks for any suggestions you have.
|Toyota MR2 MK1 SuperCharged - wont start|
submitted by timothy bane on 19/02/2010
|hi i am in america, i have a 1985 toyota mr2 n/a that i did an engine swap on to 4agze s/c. he said it wouldnt fit in the engine bay so he took it off, tried to screw me over for a friend to buy. i got it fixed, the it ran like crap, and the clutch master kept leaking, took it to a guy to fix the gas. he said he fixed it and drove it, but one day it wouldn't start, said it was something mechanical, i took it to another guy, he diagnosed it and said it was the ecu, so i got the same ecu that came with the car not the engine, and it will not fire, but will try to crank. What is wrong with my car?|
|Fix / Recommendation 1 submitted by Chunky on 26/02/2010|
|you really need the ecu that goes with the SC engine.... More|
|Toyota MR2 MK2 N/A - Speedo Cable|
submitted by Richard Brown on 26/11/2009
|Can anyone help please,i have a 1990 MR2 MK2 import Auto,My speedo has stopped working,can anyone tell me where the speedo cable joins,is it the Diff or somewhere else or can anyone give me any other ideas how to fix my problem,would be very grateful.Thanks|
|Fix / Recommendation 1 submitted by mark1 on 05/03/2010|
|it is located on top of the gearbox directly below the first spark plug on the left of the car. it screws off.... More|
|Toyota MR2 MK2 N/A - Noise in dashboard - really annoying!|
submitted by Andy Butter on 09/11/2009
|I get a rattling noise from inside the dashboard on the drivers side at around 65-70mph and it continues should I go any faster! It's sounds like something is rattling in the air ducts but could also as easily be directly behing the clocks! Has anyone had anything similar or suggest what it could be because I'm completely at a loss to find out what it is!
|Toyota MR2 Other - Won't start|
submitted by P Windham on 28/07/2009
|1992 MR2 - I turn the key and get a single click sound that seems to come from the middle of the engine - interior lights come on when the door is opened and dash indicators come on when the ignition key is on - |
|Toyota MR2 Other - ideling probelm|
submitted by Susan on 06/06/2009
|I have a '85 mr2 that has sit for about a year without being started, now that I got the clutch fixed the motor is ideling too fast have tried ajusting and doesnt help |
|Toyota MR2 MK1 N/A - Car made a grinding sound and now won't move but its a SMT 2002 MRS|
submitted by Hector on 28/02/2009
|I was driving and it just made a grinding sound and then it wouldn't go into gear. It just stood in neutral and then we pushed it and then it went into first and thats all. A warning light came on and I don't know what it means because I don't have the owners manual. It a circle that looks like a sun with an upside down i in it. |
|Toyota MR2 MK2 Turbo - Turbo problem|
submitted by Billy on 01/04/2008
|I have had my mr2 turbo long, its a 1994 rev 3. My turbo worked fine when i first got it. Now after a week the turbo feels week and the guage is only goin up less than a quater of what it should. any ideas?|
|Fix / Recommendation 1 submitted by Ewan on 01/09/2008|
|if its an import ensure you are using premium unleaded as its designed to be run on about 100/102ron. the engine can nock on lower grade unleaded whic.... More|
|Toyota MR2 MK1 N/A - mk1 mr2 oil pressure gauge|
submitted by mark on 17/02/2008
|hi there iv'e just done an oil filter and oil change also a cambelt last weekend on my mk 1 1989 mr2 and since doing this the oil pressure sits really low but sometimes goes up to half way when higher revving. Before the changes where made the oil pressure sat constantly on half (oil hadn't been changed for about 35000 miles. is this a serious problem? HELP!!!!|
|Toyota MR2 MK2 N/A - Air flow |
submitted by matthew laheney on 04/02/2008
|Hi i have an MR2 MK2 rev1. EFi model.
The problem is it starts fine idles ok to begin! but if I put the gas on it chokes almost to a stop after about 3000rpm??? I can smell fuel too. I've changed plugs! removed air filter(just to 2 if there was a blockage. There's fuel going in but doesn't appear to be lighting?
please please help I aint got a clue??|
|Toyota MR2 MK2 Turbo - Revs to 2000 and dies!!please help|
submitted by Nils on 09/01/2008
|Id really appreciate if someone could help me or steer me in the right direction what to look for.
I Bought my mr2 last feb and had very little trouble so far until now,
i gave it a good run and on my way home had a bit of fun coming out of a few roundabouts,just before i got home it cut out, started it and cut out again kept the revs up and got it parked at my house, when i tried to start it the next morning the revs went to about 2000 and it died.basically the same happens every time i try start it.i thought it was the afm because when i disconect it it doesnt cut out just runs rich.i got another one but that didnt sort the problem.i checked hoses,wiring and checked the voltages coming from the ecu everything seemed ok.except another disaster,the diagnostic wont work any more.
Can some one please help???|
|Fix / Recommendation 1 submitted by Panos on 14/07/2008|
|hi i got the same problem after trying to wash my engine . its the tps (throttle position sensor)you will have to get a new one ...... More|
|Toyota MR2 MK2 N/A - Car cutting out coughing and spluttering|
submitted by David Mason on 24/10/2007
|I need help quickly!! I have a 1993 mr2 gts and having some worrying problems. On cold mornings having bother getting it started, changed the temp sensor but still the same but always get it up and running eventually. When in any gear on the road with revs between 1000 - 2000rpm it coughs and splutters seems like no power is getting through even with the foot planted it struggles. Once up past 2200 rpm seems to be okay. On wet days the problem seems to be worse, i have an air filter on it would it help if i put original air box back on? Also the car seems to be running rich, very heavy on the fuel and dont think i'm getting maximum power all the time? Also on start up in morning once its ticking over if i give it a little throttle say 2500rpm then lift of, suddenly the revs die and it either cuts out or almost cuts out. Can anyone help?
|Fix / Recommendation 1 submitted by Declan Keyes on 17/01/2009|
|hi,i just bought 99 mr2 turbo,and after few days exactly same thing happened,i started with spraying Damp Start on coils,plugs and distribator cap.The.... More|
|Fix / Recommendation 2 submitted by Jayme! on 02/12/2008|
|Hey, my 92 GTi seems to have the exact same problem!
Driving in 4th at 30mph then putting foot down, the car just jumps, splutters..etc... ease off t.... More|
|Fix / Recommendation 3 submitted by dave on 01/11/2008|
|my car used to run rich and felt like it was about to die or stall. one thing you could try is to go buy some carb cleaner from any auto parts store a.... More|
|Fix / Recommendation 4 submitted by phipck on 07/02/2008|
|try the lambda sensor, it can be costly from toyota however it can be found cheaper through the clubs or use this link http://www.lambdasensor.com/mai.... More|
|Toyota MR2 MK2 Turbo - Turbo blown|
submitted by Rob Hardy on 18/10/2007
|whilst driving the other week the tubro let go and blew to pieces.
From looking at it the spline has snapped on the downpipe side.
Is this repairable by sticking on another turbo, or is it time to get rid?|
|Toyota MR2 MK2 N/A - Dont Know|
submitted by Michael on 15/09/2007
|Hi, I have a mk2 that is lacking power and has lots of vibration when running. There is a also a problem with over heating(almost caught fire). There is one part at the rear (next to the back box, could be CAT) that was extremely hot. There is some smoke.
Please can anybody help me???|
|Toyota MR2 MK1 N/A - Please help replacment alternator|
submitted by toppofff on 12/04/2007
|please help me how do you change an alternator in my mk 2 2.0 16 valve import i cant even get my hands in the fan belt snapped as its seized up so i havegot to get the altermator out i got underneath and man got the panel of still no room couldnt see where to get the power steering belt offcan anyone tell me how its done so i can do it myself thanks toppofff|
|Toyota MR2 MK1 N/A - Sounds like a prop shaft noise but I know I dont have one !|
submitted by greg weeks on 06/03/2007
|when driving there is a low but audioable noise like a bump bump bump which speeds up and slows down with the speed of the car, as siad its not very loud and the faster you go the engine drowns it out. Have run down a hill with the car out of gear and engine off, still get it so think its drive shafts ? wheels seem solid no play so not bearing.. for us older people the noise is a bit like when you used to attach a cigarette card to your bike wheel with a clothes peg ! have heard very similar noises before on another car but this was from the prop shaft! Any ideas ?|
|Toyota MR2 MK1 N/A - Knocking coming from rear-left wheel...|
submitted by John on 06/10/2005
|I have an '86 NA MR2 and, recently, the left rear wheel developed a knocking. At first it was pretty faint, but has grown to be pretty loud. The knocking steadily increases along with the speed.
I have taken the wheel off and examined the tire - it looks fine.
I looked at the brake rotor - it doesn't look bad.
I looked at the CV boots, and they look fine. I figured that if it was a CV joint problem, the boot would be the first thing to go...correct me if I'm wrong.
I was thinking it might be a bearing because it recently started having a little metal on metal griding noise every now and then, but I don't see why the bearing would have the steady knocking.
Has any one else experienced anything like this before?
Any help is appreciated.
|Fix / Recommendation 1 submitted by Daf on 13/12/2009|
|Possibly the rear drop link, if thats what they are called. HAd an identical problem on the front of one of my mk1's recently - that was the cause..... More|
|Toyota MR2 MK2 N/A - I'm getting a strange whinning noise from the engine, what is it?|
submitted by Stuart S on 05/10/2005
|I've just bought an MR2 sports (the one without the rear wing) And its run fine for 200miles. I left it standing for two days, and when I came to start it made a Loud Whine from the right hand side of the engine. It sounds as if its coming from the Alternator area but I can see its spinning. The sound dies down after and short distance of driving it. To describe it, it sounds like somethings slipping but i can't see anything wrong. Also there is a mild smell of burning (rubber??) Any Ideas??|
|Fix / Recommendation 1 submitted by Rob on 06/08/2007|
|do as he says if that dont work then it what happened to mine the bearings went on my tensioner replaced it myself cost £25-30 for new part .... More|
|Fix / Recommendation 2 submitted by Midship93 on 26/11/2006|
|You need to tighten the belt tensioner..... More|
|Toyota MR2 MK1 N/A - Rear wheel seems like its wants to fold under?|
submitted by Jim Steele on 02/08/2005
|When driving on curvy roads my 86 MR2 seems to me like the wheel, mostly on the right rear, feels like it is about ready to "fold under" the car. In a corner it enters fine but all of a sudden it has the above feeling and quickly "oversteers itself". The other issue is sometimes whither this feeling is there or not it acts like the clutch slips and the car "shudders". Ant help would be appreciated. Thanks!|
|Toyota MR2 MK2 N/A - Where's the speedo sensor???|
submitted by Andy on 04/09/2004
|Can anyone help me, I've just spent a fruitless couple of hours under my car looking for the speedo sensor that's supposed to be attached to the gearbox. My speedo isn't working and I reckon the electronic sensor needs replacing.
Engine is a mk2 rev3. Please help!!|
|Fix / Recommendation 1 submitted by craig on 12/08/2005|
|its in the top back of the box with a 3 wire plug attached to it, i just had the same problem and it turned out the cog on the sensor has fell off..... More|
|Toyota MR2 MK2 N/A - Auto not changing down, idle erratic?|
submitted by Kris on 24/07/2004
|I have 1990 MR2 SW20 N/A, all of a sudden its started idling erraticly and cutting out. The automatic transmission wont change down unless i shift it down manually..can anyone enlighten me as to the problem. Much thanks.|
|Toyota MR2 MK2 N/A - creaking/moaning/rubbing noises from steering...|
submitted by alex on 12/07/2004
|When turning wheel to Manoeuvre at low speeds i get, what i can only describe as a creaking/moaning/rubbing nosie from the steering.. i belive that it is not the rack or steering asembaly because i can "turn through" it ie, the noise only occurs at a certain point when turning through the locks and after that it stops. i thought that i could be something rubbing but after investigating i am none the wiser!!
much appreciated alex.... |
|Fix / Recommendation 1 submitted by Jonathan Saitzyk on 13/01/2005|
|The boots might be worn in the steering system. Tyr to replace them. It happens. They dry and wear out, and become noisy..... More|
|Toyota MR2 MK1 N/A - no clue but need serious help for the love of god!!!!|
submitted by jon thompson on 08/04/2004
|hey i own an 86 mr2 all stock well i was going down the road about 55-60mph in 3rd when all of a sudden i hear a small pop then my car loses what little horse power it had then a thick greyish white smoke pours out the exhaust it did this once before and i stopped driving it it seems like it only does this when its hot any ideas? also the idle drops really bad when i turn on the lights and when i stop at a light it stalls..i didnt mention that it overheats as soon as the smoke pours out of the exhaust. and one more thing sorry but i drove another mr2 the other day and it was an 87 but it was so much faster then my car its seems like my car has lost a great deal of power please please help me|
|Fix / Recommendation 1 submitted by sam on 04/02/2008|
|deffo head gasket no a nice job in the middle of doing one my self same simtoms.... More|
|Fix / Recommendation 2 submitted by willjk on 16/10/2005|
|get a new engine or repalce you head gasket .... More|
|Fix / Recommendation 3 submitted by joe on 30/04/2004|
|trade it in on a case of beer.... More|
|Fix / Recommendation 4 submitted by rob on 11/04/2004|
|What ever it is it sounds bad sad to say. you said greyish white smoke coming out of the exaust. grey smoke represents oil and white smoke represent.... More|
|Toyota MR2 MK2 N/A - Very basic maintenance|
submitted by Ant on 20/02/2004
|I want to do some very basic maintenance on my MK2. I don't know that much about cars but can read! I have cleaned the spark plugs without much problem. I now want to change the air filter. I think I have found some plastic parts that contain the filter, but would like to buy a book before I start dismantling. I can't find a Haynes manual. Where do I look? Thanks. Please email me with the answer too.|
|Fix / Recommendation 1 submitted by r3>< on 25/03/2004|
|you can buy the repair manual @ PEP BOYS...try the web site..if not also try KRAGEN.... More|
|Toyota MR2 MK1 N/A - clicking from tvis|
submitted by David Putnam on 05/02/2004
|I hear a clicking noise coming from the area of the t-vis I was wondering if it was just belt noise or something a little more serious|
|Toyota MR2 MK2 N/A - Scratching/grinding sound from rear right side|
submitted by Tony Rianprakaisang on 04/08/2003
|When i take off and am at lower RPM's (2000-3000), i hear a grinding or scratching noise from the back right side of my MR2 and im wondering what it might be. Can anyone help me? Thanx|
|Fix / Recommendation 1 submitted by curtis on 03/02/2005|
|are you spining the tires?.... More|
|Fix / Recommendation 2 submitted by Stretch on 11/07/2004|
|Check the wear on your brake pads and discs as this can cause a scratching sound that is only audible at lower speeds..... More|
|Toyota MR2 MK1 N/A - Exhaust fumes.|
submitted by Andy on 20/06/2003
|I have an "87" mk1 and am suffering with exhaust fumes in the car. I can not find any blow holes in the exhaust system, but may have missed one. Has anyone go any ideas?|
|Fix / Recommendation 1 submitted by Paul'' on 24/05/2005|
|I would also like to know if youve got this problem diagnosed. Ive been getting exhaust/fuel smells for a while now. Changing the Fuel Breather Valve .... More|
|Fix / Recommendation 2 submitted by David on 11/12/2003|
|Have you been able to diagnose this. I have noticed fumes in the car as well and just had my exhaust checked. The sunroof is shut - I have notcied .... More|
|Fix / Recommendation 3 submitted by Adam k on 31/10/2003|
|do you have sunroof open, i like yourself can smell fumes but, after hours of thinking came to the conclusion that its the sunroof, hope that piece of.... More|
|Toyota MR2 MK2 N/A - Broken Boot/Trunk Lock|
submitted by Ian Hirst on 07/02/2003
|Boot Trunk key not working lock wont turn. Boot Trunk release inside car moves key slighlty but wont release catch. Any ideas on how to open the boot/trunk ?|
|Fix / Recommendation 1 submitted by Mammel 1 on 13/07/2009|
|just had this same problem, key in lock but the lock would not turn on a 1990 Glimited import. for some reason i decided to have a try with my spare k.... More|
|Fix / Recommendation 2 submitted by Ray on 22/10/2005|
|yea the cable is broken and they want to charge me $400 to just fix it. the cable only cust $39 and the rest is labor. Any Ideas how and where the ca.... More|
|Fix / Recommendation 3 submitted by Neil on 21/02/2004|
|Just had same problem, the deadlock on the boot can be activated by turning the key counter clockwise rather than by half a turn clockwise to open it..... More|
|Fix / Recommendation 4 submitted by MP on 23/11/2003|
|Key may be worn, try getting a new key cut. Try a locksmith, failing that drill 1" hole through trim and metal 1" to left of lock and pull mechanism l.... More|
|Toyota MR2 MK2 N/A - Offside Door Locked - Mk2 1990|
submitted by Steve Cummings on 24/01/2003
|Central locking still works, but I am unable to open drivers door. I am unable to move the door lining to gain enough room for entry, although levers from both inside and out appear to be moving respective rods. Any suggestions, please bear in mind that I have very little knowledge. Reluctant to call in an expert as they will no doubt destroy the door and charge me a fortune. |
|Fix / Recommendation 1 submitted by jan on 16/05/2003|
|i brought an mr2 with the same problem and on mine i had to send the window down and with a torch look into the door from above at the locking mechani.... More|
|Toyota MR2 MK2 Turbo - My Turbo Feels Slowish|
submitted by Safesurfer on 23/11/2002
I've just bought a 90 Turbo, It runs great, turbo boost gauge goes up to the top of the gauge when flooring it, but I expected more power, I believe its supposed to have around 220 bhp.
It does have a slight rattle at startup from the top end, but this lasts barely a second, then its quiet.
I've got it booked in next week for a dyno run so I'll soon find out.
Am I hard to please, or could there be a problem.
Other transport, Yamaha R1, hope thats not the prob !|
|Fix / Recommendation 1 submitted by MR T on 31/10/2003|
|And go for a Copper contact dizzy cap. these will last about 90000 miles. Also do the rotor arm.
If this doesnt help the problem. The rattle cou.... More|
|Fix / Recommendation 2 submitted by Mike on 12/07/2003|
|Check/rerplace the distributor cap. The Turbos are renowned for eating the contacts inside the cap which has a significant effect on power, even thou.... More|
|Fix / Recommendation 3 submitted by G Symonds on 30/12/2002|
|You may have the same problem as myself. I have an MR2 GTS Turbo, the head gasket and turbo gasket are both leaking. Althought the bost gauge goes up .... More|
|Toyota MR2 MK1 N/A - Knocking noise from engine compartment|
submitted by David Stamp on 08/06/2002
|I have recently bought an '87 Mk1 T-bar and while slowing down have noticed a loud knocking noise which appears to be coming from the engine compartment. I have checked the engine and the car in general for a cause but cannot find one. It does not appear to occur when idling or when driving normally just when the car is slowing down and not necessarily when I'm braking.|
|Fix / Recommendation 1 submitted by Gavin Jones on 25/06/2002|
|Check your engine mounts, they are positioned...
a) left hand side of engine underneath battery box.
b) RHS next to coil and cambelt cover.
c) Back.... More|
|Toyota MR2 MK1 N/A - power door locks|
submitted by Richard Coane on 07/02/2002
|PDLs on my '85 MR2 are stuck in the locked position
and locksmiths are unable to get it open. Dealers
and local service people have never heard of this
problem. Looks like they will have to break out a
window and possibly destroy a door to get it open.
Any ideas on how to open the car without all the damage? Once they get in then it will be easy enough to test and replace the various electrical and mechanical components.|
|Fix / Recommendation 1 submitted by Knack on 17/12/2003|
|Use a wire coathanger bent to correct shape to operate internal door handle, I always carry one as useful for other things in an emergencie, and will .... More|
|Fix / Recommendation 2 submitted by Gavin Jones on 25/06/2002|
|I had exactly the same problem after car standing for two years, had NO help off the web at all. Order a new sunroof from fensport ~40 quid. Smash sun.... More|
|Toyota MR2 Mk2 N/A - Broken gearshift cable|
submitted by Anthony York on 27/10/2001
|Gearshift cable snapped while driving|
|Fix / Recommendation 1 submitted by Anthony York on 27/10/2001|
|Temporary fix to get you home, this will give you two gears. It is normally the fore / aft cable which fails. If it does you will be able to move the .... More|
|Fix / Recommendation 2 submitted by Anthony York on 27/10/2001|
|Back in your garage.
Inside the cabin.
The veltical console - Unscrew 4 screws inside the console, 2 top and 2 bottom. Remove The horizontal console.... More|