Category: MK1

Electrical Problems 101 0

Electrical Problems 101

1.  The alternator came with a plastic “hat” on the top post. If yours is gone, the wire harness will sit on the post and the post will dig into the wire harness. The...

How To: Repair Power Window

Twosrus sells replacement motor gears for power windows, which is a very common failure on the aging MR2s. However, the regulator gear could be the one causing your problems. This gear is irreplaceable and...

How To: Replace Fuel Pump

ince the MR2’s fuel pump is right next to the dash, this is a very simple theft-deterrant mod. Turn the switch off when you park the car, and the car will not start again...

How To: Replace Fuel Filter

Figured this was an easy enough task, and again, like many of my repairs on this site, I’ve had never changed this out since I’d owned the car at the time. Plus it was...

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Distributor O-Ring

1) Norm: To start with, turn the engine to top dead center (always do this to pull the distributor). You do that by making sure the “0” timing mark on the pulley lines up...

Power Window Issues (Diagnosis) 0

Power Window Issues (Diagnosis)

It’s funny that everyone is quick to jump to the stripped motor gear replacement. While that’s usually the cause, it could also be the regulator gear that IS NOT replaceable. I would recommend you...

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Side Markers -> Side Repeaters

Here’s a simple mod to update your MR2 to like today’s fancy cars. This will make your side markers flash when your turn signals and hazard lights are on. It will also keep the...

4AGZE Swap Wiring Info 0

4AGZE Swap Wiring Info

Okay… this is going to be long, but hopefully it will help you out. Disclaimers/Notes: – All references are to the way my ’86 NA (manufactured 8/85) were wired. The references are to the...

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20V Blacktop Swap – Wiring

The most time consuming part of the swap. I was somewhat reluctant about doing this swap because I was afraid of the daunting task of the wiring. However, once I got into it it...

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20V Blacktop Swap Exhaust

For the exhaust, you need to decide if you want to use the 16V manifold or the 20V. The 20V manifold is a much more efficient design, however involves more customization that the 16V....

Replace Ball Joint

Here’s a step-by-step guide to replacing the lower ball joints. The pictures below are with the strut assembly removed as I am doing the entire suspension work at the same time & had just...