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  1. WTB: 2001 MR2 Spyder Parts

    Parts and miscellaneous for sale
    Hi all, I just picked up a 2001 MR2 Spyder and was sent to this website for advice as well as for parts. The car I bought needs the following parts: NEEDED: -clutch kit -hose from Valve Cover to Air Intake (Not sure of what its called, but its a relatively short preformed hose) -ignition coils...
  2. Is My SMT Dead? 2003 Model

    SMT
    Hello, I'm brand new here - never posted before so I hope you'll tolerate my naivete and general lack of knowledge. I have a 2003 Spyder that I've owned for 12 years and have always loved this car. Over 80K of ownership (it has about 117K total), aside from standard maintenance I've only had to...
  3. Difficulty going into gear, 5 spd, out of ideas, really need help...

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    TLTR version: After getting a new clutch and changing the transmission fluid I am having a some trouble putting the shifter into gear. There is resistance going in but it seems like it doesn't take a lot of force to go in, it's more of a matter of waiting half a second or so. Alternatively I can...
  4. Resurected Member needs 1ZZ swap help

    MR2 Spyder Main Forum
    Hello All, I have been a member since first MR2 purchase in 2015, but life started handing me a few bumps - I know no one has time for the details, the short list includes slipped disc in neck, and working away from home for 2 of last 3 years, a couple spans of un-employment, etc. Being...
  5. Adjusting Clutch Pedal

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    I had my clutch and flywheel replaced and when I got the car back it had bad vibration when pushing the clutch down at higher rpm. The clutch height was lower when I got it back and I was able to bring the engagement point up. However, I couldn't change the pedal height, I read the midship...
  6. MR2 has burning clutch disc smell when starting up on hills

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    About 2K miles ago I installed a new after market clutch disc and pressure plate assy. This past season I noticed a strong clutch disc burning smell as I engaged the clutch from stationary on a moderate grade hill. Is this normal for a standard engine Mr2 or did they sell me a weak assembly...
  7. Poll: What clutch replacement did you use for your stock 1ZZ engine?

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    It is almost time to replace the original clutch on my stock 2ZZ. Before I just, blindly, go for another Toyota 1ZZ clutch, I thought I would find out what other SpyderChat members used when they put in a replacement clutch? Thanks In Advance! Paul
  8. Clutch Travel, Newbie Question

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Driving my (new to me) 2001 Spyder home from its purchase location, I noticed that the clutch seems to engage and disengage almost at the top most travel position (clutch pedal is within 5% of the top of its travel). With other manual transmission cars, this has frequently meant: A) The clutch...
  9. Exedy Clutch Disk

    Parts and miscellaneous for sale
    Exedy clutch disk for 1zz or 2zz . Came with the C64 I bought but I already had a new clutch kit waiting , some how it got a crack on it ( see pictures ) . If anyone wants it make me an offer. Crack is on lower right bottom of first picture ( 5th hole counting from bottom up )
  10. GSA hose wear after clutch replace

    SMT
    Have 2003 MR2 with SMT. At about 201K miles, clutch started slipping occasionally. I figured clutch is worn out, since I inspected it at 123K miles and found it to be 2/3 worn. Took to MrT, asked for clutch replacement. They confirm clutch is worn out and replace it. Now they say after test...
  11. FS:NIB Exedy 16800 Stage 1 Racing Clutch

    Parts and miscellaneous for sale
    I'm selling this clutch due realizing how streetable a 6 puck clutch can be for a daily vehicle. This clutch works for both 1zz and 2zz engines. This clutch retails for $277 on Amazon. I'm asking $190 shipped.
  12. Car (SMT) shifts into any gear, clutch won't engage/disengage and no error code

    SMT
    Hi, Firstly it seems my symptoms are unique and I've searched all over the forums finding nothing close to my issue. Story Driving home I come to a corner and downshift into second to take it. There is a loud crunch of gears (doesn't sound catastrophic, sounds like a learner driver majorly...
  13. Changed flywheel and clutch now car wont crank.

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Ok so I think I know the answer to my own question however, I'm hoping that someone else might tell me that I am wrong. I just finished my 2zz swap and before I put the engine in, I installed a new ACT clutch and fidanza flywheel. Well now when I try to start the car it clicks, but doesn't...
  14. Replacing clutch on 2003 6 speed SMT

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hello Everyone, My clutch has been slipping at high acceleration and up hill(90,000 miles) so I decided I would try and replace it myself. I've been using http://www.midshiprunabout.org/mk3/mk3-transmissions/transmission-removal/ And other threads and youtube videos for 1zz clutch replacement...
  15. Clutch replacement shop in So-Cal?

    SMT
    Does anyone know of or can recommend a good shop in the so-cal area for a clutch replacement on my 03 SMT mr2. I've called a couple of places and not many people have worked on SMT car before and that worries me. Thanks!
  16. more 2zz swap questions

    Performance Modifications
    I just purchase a new 05 mr2 so now I'm dealing with a whole slew of questions that I've never had to deal with 1st. Can I use my LSD from my 5 speed in my new 6 speed? 2nd. My 2zz is from a 00 Celica, what will have to change now that my mr2 is DBW instead of throttle cable? 3rd. Should I still...
  17. hrmmm... cant shift into gear with car running?

    MR2 Spyder Main Forum
    so I *JUST* installed a new shifter cable last week and have been driving for a week with no problems. - yaaay! - ...until today when I try to throw it in gear after having been on the road already for a few hours and I hear grinding and it won't budge. - booo! - I immediately turned the...
  18. somewhat urgent: cannot shift into gear

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    So my '01 was reared ended a few weeks back. ( see thread: http://spyderchat.com/forums/showthread.php?56942-rear-ended-last-week ) I am now back in possession of my car FINALLY after a long battle with an insurance company ( a battle that I lost ) and my car is in my drive way this weekend...
  19. SMT problem, can not shift into any gear, stuck in neutral.

    SMT
    Hi everyone, Recently bought a 2001 SMT MR2 with 59k on it with a FSH, all previous MOT's and receipts for work done, after enjoying a lovely 100 miles trouble free (even managed 50 fantastic miles with the roof down in some rare sunny weather) I was stopped at a traffic light when the car...
  20. Clattering sound in transmission area

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hey All, I'm hoping I can get some help here. I've been searching here for a while but only found this thread with out any answers.I recently replaced the belt tensioner thinking that was the problem since it sounds like a diesel idling. The thing is, it only makes that sound when the car is...
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