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MR2 ROADSTER 1 YEAR IN.
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After a year with no issues other than consumables etc I fired it up today after a 20 mile run to be met with no power steering. Will have to wait till tomorrow to see what's wrong, worse case, a new pump is a fortune and not worth doing.

Surely you won't need a new one though?

Hopefully not but looking at the owners club it is a common failing at this age, a replacement is approx £700+ vat

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Hope it gets sorted on the cheap.

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Seems steep. I was able to buy a PS pump rebuild kit for my JDM Toyota Soarer from a Toyota dealer for about £60. Or are the newer pumps unrebuildable?

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Don't know but this is the price quoted on the owners clubs. Will plug the diagnostic computer in tomorrow.

we had 2 roadsters, put 130k miles on the last one with only having to change some bulbs and remove the rusted rear box heat sheild, then the rear calipers needed replacing which was going to cost more than the car was worth so we PX/d it

great fun to drive, needs a vtec engine ;)

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£700 from Toyota.

£150 for a working used one off eBay.

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Too many old sheds.

Wow. Will only the OEM pump fit? I'd be looking for a cheaper one with similar specs - there's almost always something when dealing with a mass-produced car.

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integrale_evo said...

£150 for a working used one off eBay.

There's one there for half that

Having just bought a 2003 6-speed on a whim I would be keen to hear other posters' experiences with the MR2

First impressions-largely positive.Not especially quick but sounds pretty good with the TTE Remus exhaust which mine has.
Was slightly concerned about wet/icy weather handling but no scares so far.Traction generally stronger than motor!
Looking forward to some dry days!!

epbrown said...

Wow. Will only the OEM pump fit? I'd be looking for a cheaper one with similar specs - there's almost always something when dealing with a mass-produced car.

Yes, it's an electric system too. Found a company that does recon ones for £275 + VAT,

N said...

integrale_evo said...

£150 for a working used one off eBay.

There's one there for half that

Link? Cheapest one I can see is £120, you don't know how much life it has left though so I'd rather have a recon one with a guarantee. I've just hit mine with a hammer which has 'fixed' it but it's bought a bit of time. Surprised how heavy the steering is without it, certainly couldn't drive the car any distance.

Eric Pisch said...

we had 2 roadsters, put 130k miles on the last one with only having to change some bulbs and remove the rusted rear box heat sheild, then the rear calipers needed replacing which was going to cost more than the car was worth so we PX/d it

great fun to drive, needs a vtec engine ;)

Supposedly the 190bhp 4 pot used in the Celica and later Elise is a relatively straight forward fit into a MK3 MR2. Judging from a brief but fun drive in the boggo MR2, a 2ZZ engined one would be a fantastic little car. 8)

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N said...

integrale_evo said...

£150 for a working used one off eBay.

There's one there for half that

Link? Cheapest one I can see is £120, you don't know how much life it has left though so I'd rather have a recon one with a guarantee. I've just hit mine with a hammer which has 'fixed' it but it's bought a bit of time. Surprised how heavy the steering is without it, certainly couldn't drive the car any distance.

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edit: sorry I didn't read the description..

Updated November 11, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Mine did this once, but turning it off and on again fixed it.

Country road earlier I crested a blind summit at xxmph to discover farm mud all over the road.
Juuuust managed to slow it down before the next bend, cue lots of comedy fishtailing whenever I went near the power for the next couple of miles.

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djchocice said...

Eric Pisch said...

we had 2 roadsters, put 130k miles on the last one with only having to change some bulbs and remove the rusted rear box heat sheild, then the rear calipers needed replacing which was going to cost more than the car was worth so we PX/d it

great fun to drive, needs a vtec engine ;)

Supposedly the 190bhp 4 pot used in the Celica and later Elise is a relatively straight forward fit into a MK3 MR2. Judging from a brief but fun drive in the boggo MR2, a 2ZZ engined one would be a fantastic little car. 8)

i think you could be right

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