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Cooling System



85/6 4AGE -> 4AGZE

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Air Intake Filter
Clutch Slave Cylinder
Clutch Master Cylinder
Coolant Flush
Distributor O-Rings
Exhaust Manifold
Fuel Filter

Fuel Pump Cut-off Switch

Ignition Timing
Oil Cooler Hoses
Oil Filter Adapter O-Rings
Oil Pan Gasket
Oxygen Sensor
Radiator Removal
Throttle Body Cleaning
TPS Adjustment
Water Pump


87+ Brake Upgrade
Caliper Rebuild-Front
Caliper Rebuild-Rear
Dust Shield Removal
Parking Brake Cable
SS Braided Brake Line


Ball Joint Replacement
Bushings Install - Front
Bushings Install - Rear
Steering Knuckle Removal
Struts/Springs - Front
Struts/Springs - Rear
Sway Bar End Links


87+ Antenna Replacement
Clear Turn Signals - Front
Clear Turn Signals - Rear
Door Hinges
Interior Door Triangles
Interior Headliner Painting
Interior Trim & Light Lens
Power Window Regulator
Rekeying Trunk Lock
Rust PM - Battery Bracket

Rust PM - Front Wheel Wells
Seats - MK3
Seats - Aftermarket
Shift Boot
SideMarker Mod
Sunroof Rattle
Wiper Switch


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2003 Galveston
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Front Wheel Well Cleanout

A common problem with the older MR2s is body rust behind the wheels. One culprit is leaves and water getting down into the front wheel wells. Here i'll go through the easy process of cleaning it out. You can see here how water and leaves can easily get behind the bodywork.


1) Loosen lugnuts. Jack up and support the vehicle and remove the wheel.


2) Now look toward the rear of the vehicle and remove the 10mm bolts (green) and Phillips screws (red).


3) Also there's another 10mm bolt on the bottom on other side of the mudflap.


4) Remove mudflap (if installed) and unsnap the wheel well cover from the fender. And here's what you will most likely see. A nice pile of leaves, dirt, and unknown matter.


5) Clean it out real good and hopefully you won't have any rust back there.



6) Installation is opposite of removal. (Make sure to tighten lugnuts to 76 ft-lbs.) And then repeat for the other side of the vehicle.


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Disclaimer: This web page in no way replaces the MR2 repair manual. Follow what it says before me. The purpose of this page is to give you a better pictorial description of what to do. I cannot be held responsible for any mishaps caused by this web page.