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  • Big Green Book (Factory Service Manual)

    April 6, 2018Information / Specs

    The Big Green Book (a.k.a. “BGB”) is the factory service manual for the Toyota MR2 (AW11). It is a valuable resource for anyone looking to ...

  • General Specifications

    March 23, 2018

    The Toyota MR2 is a 2 door coupé style car with a mid positioned engine powering the rear wheels. The MR2 is part of Toyota’s AW11 ...

  • Parts Catalog Gallery

    March 23, 2018

    Navigation Body Brakes Cooling Electrical Emissions Engine Fuel Intake Interior Steering Suspension Transaxle Vacuum Lines Body Brakes Cooling Electrical Emissions Engine Fuel Intake Interior Steering Suspension Transaxle Vacuum Lines

  • Reference Images Gallery

    March 23, 2018

    Navigation Air Conditioning Body Brakes Charging Cooling Diagnostics Electrical Engine Fuel Ignition Intake Interior Sensors Starter Steering Suspension Transmission Vacuum Lines Note: Many of these images are here as a backup of aw11mr2’s pbase photo gallery. These are here to make it easier to ...

Maintenance

  • Brakes – Pads, Rotors, and Fluid

    April 6, 2018

    This guide covers how to change brake pads, brake rotors, and brake fluid — including the bleeding process. Note: I will list the materials and tools ...

  • Cooling – Coolant Drain, Fill, and Bleed

    April 6, 2018

    What this guide covers: How to drain your coolant, fill it up with new coolant, and properly bleed all air out of the cooling system. What you ...

Repairs

Mods

  • Electrical – Fuel Pump Kill Switch

    April 6, 2018

    This guide covers how to install a fuel pump kill switch to help deter thieves from stealing your AW11. Preparation Before we start cutting any wires we ...

  • Electrical – Replace Battery Cables and Relocate Battery

    April 6, 2018

    This guide covers how to replace the stock battery cables, as well as how to relocate the battery to the trunk. Preparation Understanding how the electrical system ...

  • Electrical – Third Brake Light

    April 6, 2018Third Brake Light

    This tutorial will go over how to add a third brake light for better visibility when braking. Parts List 24″ Red LED Tube Light Crimp Connectors with/and Shrink Wrap Super ...

  • Intake – Electronic Idle Air Control Valve (IACV)

    April 6, 2018Electronic VSV

    This tutorial will go over how to replace the mechanical Idle Air Control Valve (IACV) on the AW11 with an electronic one that works much more ...

  • Intake – Short Ram and Tapped AFM

    April 4, 2018

    This guide covers two things: How to replace the stock air filter with a cone filter. How to tap the AFM (Air Flow Meter) for the vacuum ...

Journal

  • Getting There

    March 23, 2018

    Got the money pit back from the shop today, and it is running a lot better than it was before it went in. The new motor ...

  • Back From the Mechanic

    March 23, 2018

    The car was in the shop for weeks due to fluctuating idle and other oddities, but I finally got the car back yesterday! It started up ...

  • It Lives!

    March 23, 2018

    Finally some good news for once. My engine bay cooling fan is working! I went ahead and invested in a multimeter last night, and found that my ...

  • More Bad News

    March 23, 2018

    So I was planning on taking the MR2 to work today for overtime (to help pay for my bad investment), but last night during a ...

  • Vent Fan, Head Unit, and Clean Up

    March 23, 2018

    I finally completed the installation of my new head unit. It wasn’t hard, I just kept putting it off in favor of working out this ...

  • Alarm Removed

    March 23, 2018

    Finally removed the stupid alarm system last night. I took apart the dash using the steps in the BGB to get better access to everything. Unfortunately the ...

  • Finally Back

    March 23, 2018

    The MR2 is finally back from the shop after two weeks! The car had a lot wrong with it, and ended up costing a total of ...

  • Well, Not Sure What I Expected…

    March 23, 2018

    So… Finally got word from my mechanic as to everything that he believes needs to be done for this car: Radiator (it’s leaking and so is ...

  • Proud and Excited

    March 23, 2018

    I’m proud of myself. I drove the car down to the mechanic even though I was scared to death of stalling or crashing. Everyone at the ...

  • Anxious for Tomorrow

    March 23, 2018

    Tonight was the second time I’ve driven this car, and a manual in general. I’ve got to get it to the mechanic tomorrow, and I’m ...