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  1. 2ZZ swap doesn’t stalls on 2ZZ ECU but not 1zz ECU

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    Hey guys I’m definitely confused here. I did a new 1zz to 2zz swap. While I was doing the swap I went ahead and did basic bolt on modifications (PPE HEADERS w/NO CAT MID PIPE, INTAKE, CATBACK EXHAUST, 2 UNDER DRIVE PULLEYS). When I start the MRS with the 2zz ECU idles for 30 sec and dies. But...
  2. Heating and Cooling Situation - Head Scratcher

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    I’ve got a situation that’s arisen that I’m scratching my head about. My usual commute is short – about 15 minutes. Normally I’ve got the stereo on, but in the morning, it’s not on loud. I usually hear most of the sounds my car is making. A radiator fan isn’t one of them. In the last 2 days...
  3. Requesting some help with some engine noise

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    Hi All: I've recently started hearing some engine noise and I'm trying to work out what it could be. Could be something simple, but I'm more of a computer guy than a car guy, so any help is appreciated! I took it to a friends shop (it needed the drive belt replacing and an oil change anyway)...
  4. Stubborn shifter after 2ZZ/6-speed swap

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    When I swapped my engine for a 2ZZ, I seized the opportunity to also upgrade my transmission to a 6-speed C60 with a TRD helical LSD. While the car is driveable and all gears are useable, I have some difficulties shifting that I need to go away. The symptoms are this: 1st gear: hard to get...
  5. Car won't start with Key - can push start though...

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    Okay - so today me and my girlfriend loaded up in our 2003 Mr2 Sypder and headed towards Oklahoma... We didn't make it very far before our beloved Spyder died while going 70 mph down the highway... Here's what it is doing: If I turn the key - it cranks - but it doesn't start (kinda like it's...
  6. my engine wont start

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    my engine wont start... bad ecu? I have an 02 smt spyder. About a week ago my top was slashed to ribbons, so I bought a nice cloth top and put it on (over the course of about 3 days off and on). After getting everything done I went to start my car only to find the battery was dead. So I charged...
  7. Coils keep failing

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    Wondering if I can solicit some suggestions on a frustrating problem that I haven't quite seen posted here before. I'm the original owner of a 2000 Spyder with 160k miles; engine was replaced at 145k miles with a rebuilt 1ZZ. Starting at about 150k, the coil on cylinder 1 has been failing...
  8. please help with minor spider issues

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    My spyder runs like a champ but a couple little things are spoiling my ride. My rear defrost doesn't work, the buttons little light goes on but the window doesn't defrost, also I get this terrible clack sound from my driver rear tire area. It only happens on uneven roads, it doesn't make the...
  9. Engine sound identification, squeaks and gurgles, troubleshooting

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    iphone video more of a sound clip than video. 1st one is the squeaking close to the right side of the engine. Others have commented loose pulley, belt wear, etc. It is intermittent at idle. That is the only time I can hear it, maybe because it is not drowned out by exhaust note. 2nd is...
  10. DIY-ABS-Diagnostics-tools images

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    There is a nice write up in the library about ABS troubleshooting. Coincidentally, I have a recent onset, intermittent ABS light issue I'm trying to troubleshoot. Unfortunately the images for the library are no longer visible. It looks like they would be very helpful. Does any have, or know...
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