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  1. Cars for Sale
    Thinking about selling my 2004 SMT, 126k, almost new condition with more upgrades than I can remember, but I’ll try: Corky’s breastplate, new top 3 years ago or so-always kept inside and is in new condition, TRD strut braces front and rear, quick shift mod, like new seats, Pioneer AVH-4100NEX...
  2. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Ok I got a new can of SMT fluid from Monkey Question is, once I suck out as much fluid as I can, then refilling what it will take What is the next step to get the rest of the old fluid out? Do I put the air box and everything back in drive a bit and undo the air box and suck out more again? How...
  3. 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...
  4. SMT
    I’ve been moving my 03 SMT around, and noticed that it isn’t really smooth at all. It works ok, but the clutch operation is jerky and there is some judder during clutch engagement. Is this typical? This is my first SMT, so I don’t have anything exact to compare it to, but my 2015 VW with a...
  5. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    There are several threads about this but I thought I would add what I have encountered. We got our MR2 from my father who has since passed away so I did not know when the SMT fluid was even looked at. In fact I did not even about the reservoir under the air filter until recently. I am in...
  6. SMT
    Just bought an '02 MR2 Spider (today) that runs and shifts very smooth. The transmission light comes on and goes off randomly. So, as I am driving it home, I go through a series of traffic lights with no issues. Then about the 4th red light, when the light turns green, I step on the gas and...
  7. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    I have a Nov of 2003 6spd SMT and cannot figure out where to go from here? ORIGINAL PROBLEM: My 2003 6sp SMT would not shift into Neutral with the in-cabin shifter so I could start it. I waited for about 20 minutes and then tried again and she shifted into Neutral for me and started right up...
  8. SMT
    Hello SMT owner: It seems like the new version of SpyderChat prohibit editing the main thread of each posts, and I am not sure why they move my original posting into "off-topic". It was a regular day and I can not start the vehicle. The battery and starter works fine, fuel pump is OK. The OBD...
  9. SMT
    SMT relearn problem, gears cycle but fail to set on startup. This is after a 1zz-fe engine swap to another 1zz-fe. Here is a challenging problem for all the gurus So I am having some SMT issues. I have searched through this site, and many more but cannot find a solution. So I thought I'd put...
  10. SMT
    The original lines are a PITA to remove, and the white plastic rings are likely degrading on everyone's cars. As the stock lines are not a common part (no manufactures are still making them), we will all need to find an alternative eventually or spend an obscene amount of money on stock parts...
  11. SMT
    Has anyone tried industrial or heavy vehicle hydraulic fluid alternatives to Toyota SMT or Dot4 break fluid? Since the SMT is a hydraulic system and many heavy machines use hydraulic fluid, then there must be a machine equivalent to Toyota's SMT fluid. Caterpillars use Advanced Hydo 10 which...
  12. Cars for Sale
    Car is in very good to excellent condition, with 120k miles on it. Modifications: Engine: PPE Cold Air Intake Top Speed Headers Team Moon Stainless Steel Duals (Cat Back) Transmission (fully rebuilt <2000 miles): Quaife ATB Helical LSD Exedy Stage 1 Organic Clutch Findanza Light Weight...
  13. Cars for Sale
    The car will still crank, but I don't think it should be driven. The engine was replaced about a year ago and is going again. Somehow it is running low on oil and causing engine damage. I don't know why, since the pre-cat was supposedly gutted. I just had some SMT work done and the car was...
  14. SMT
    Hi. This is a sad saga about an SMT transmission on my son's 2001 Spyder. All Spyder's delivered in Australia were SMT's. In a recent very heavy rainstorm the TCU (transmission computer conveniently located in a well behind the passengers seat) became submerged due to a roof leak. The ECU, which...
  15. SMT
    Came across this while doing some searching today. Not sure of the original source. Good information. http://testroete.com/car/Toyota/mr2%20spyder/References/Technical%20Training/02%20-%20Chassis%20and%20Drivetrain/17.pdf
  16. Parts and miscellaneous for sale
    These are the only parts I have left to sell. Take 20% off the listed prices. Will sell all for $525. or make an offer. Motivated to sell. Parts are in good working order. 2003 MR2 Spyder (SMT 6-spd) parts for sale: 1- Shift and select lever shaft assembly, $175. 2- SMT shifter (no shift...
  17. SMT
    The mechanic working on my transmission found a chipped gear in it. It is called the 5th Driven Gear. Would anybody know the Toyota part number for it? See pic...
  18. Parts and miscellaneous for sale
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  19. Parts and miscellaneous for sale
    Hello! Just finished my manual conversion so naturally all my SMT things are up for sale. Also have some extra 5speed conversion parts I didn't need. Shipping not included. On two different occasions the car wouldn't start because it was stuck in reverse, that's why I went manual. SMT Shifter...
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