Category: MK1

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How To: Replace Oil Cooler Hoses

I’ve been waiting till its time to change my oil again to replace the oil cooler hoses, as these guys have been leaking for some time. I decided to replace them with Aeroquip Stainless...

How To: Change Water Pump

After a leak that had been going on for a couple months, I decided I would go after changing out the water pump. I also wanted to flush out the entire coolant system as...

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Front Wheel Well Cleanout

A common problem with the older MR2s is body rust behind the wheels. One culprit is leaves and water getting down into the front wheel wells. Here i’ll go through the easy process of...

How To: Repair Wiper Switch

Tired of the intermittent setting not working? Wipers not returning to their rest position after you turn the switch off? Most likely all you need is this simple repair. Do this first before spending...

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Interior Door Triangle Pieces

As many of you MKIers know, the door triangle pieces break over time. Finding old ones in a junkyard that aren’t broke is a very difficult task. And gluing them back on is only...

How To: Remove Steering Knuckle

Here’s a step-by-step guide to removing the steering knuckle, in case you need to replace your wheel bearings. The pictures below are with the strut assembly removed as I am doing the entire suspension...

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Sunroof Rattle

After living with the sunroof rattle ever since I got the car, decided to fix it today. It’s so easy, don’t know why I waited this long. 1) Remove the sunroof. Now you need...

How To: Install Rear Bushings

The pics below are during my full suspension/brake system rebuild. So they will be a little different than yours since I was removing everything. *Procedure of pressing the bushings out with just 2/3 jaw...

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How To: Removal & Rebuild the Starter

Removal 1) Raise and support the rear of the car on jack stands. 2) Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. 3) Remove the under-carriage cover (bunch of 10mm bolts). You should then have...

How To: Rebuild Clutch Slave Cylinder

Since I had the transmission out of the car to do the 20V engine swap, I decided to rebuild the clutch slave & master cylinder. It’s a good idea to rebuild/replace both at the...