My 1988 Toyota MR2 will start but will not stay running. What would cause it to do that? The injectors are working but don't seem to be getting fuel through.

5

Asked by Apr 19, 2014 at 06:21 PM about the 1988 Toyota MR2 STD Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

5,865

Well my first thoughts on a car as old as that is looking into vacuume lines. I had an 88 MR2 myself and one of the first things I did was vacuum lines, the stock ones were very brittle and a bad vacuume leak can cause issues such as you are describing. As far as the injectors go, how are you testing them?

5

I have already replaced most of the vacuum lines. I ran out of hose before I got completely finished but I will get some more. About the injectors, I took them all off and wired each to a battery and listened to it opening. I also used a syringe and some vacuum hose and forced some gas into it and then opened them and they shot the gas out. I replaced the injector seals also. It will start strong after it's been sitting for a while without me trying to start it but after it cuts off it wont start back unless I turn the key half way and back off a few times to pump some gas.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 87 MR2 Problem Starting and staying running. 14 answers

    My MR2 was driving fine until it randomly just didn't want to start. I tried a few times and it finally got running again so I started driving home. On the way home I pulled up to a red light and it ...

    1987 Toyota MR2

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How to ground my injectors from my mr2 1985 6 answers

    I replace my mr2 block gaskets,oil pump, water pump, and timing belt. Now my engine only comes on when I put gas in to the air intake with and easy quick start can. My injectors have not pulse.

    1985 Toyota MR2 STD Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 85 Toyota mr2 1 answer

    We just recently bought a 85 Toyota mr2. The guy we bought it from said the starter in the car was bad so we had to push start it to get it home . Once home we took the starter out and tested it...

    1985 Toyota MR2

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • repair MR2 7 answers

    i've had this car to two different mechanics so far and it's slowly costing a small fortune. It turns over but will not start. "check Engine light never came on, and should have (according to mechanic...

    1986 Toyota MR2

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Buying a MR2 4 answers

    Howdy Folks, I've been driving an LS400 for some time now, it's a great dependable car, but it's lacking. I'd compare it to going to Disney World and spending all your time on the teacup ride. Tha...

    Toyota MR2

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

Search Toyota MR2 Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Toyota MR2 Experts

#1 Nick Eidemiller
Nick Eidemiller
Reputation 200
#2 carGrrl
carGrrl
Reputation 130
#2 Francis Lapointe
Francis Lapointe
Reputation 130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Supra
42 listings starting at $39,999
Used BMW 3 Series
1,461 Great Deals out of 38,440 listings starting at $1,890
Used Toyota Celica
8 Great Deals out of 401 listings starting at $1,299
Used Mazda RX-7
52 listings
Used Nissan 240SX
15 listings
Used Chevrolet Corvette
276 Great Deals out of 20,441 listings starting at $3,688
Used Ford Mustang
533 Great Deals out of 42,627 listings starting at $1,699
Used BMW M3
67 Great Deals out of 2,045 listings starting at $2,650
Used Toyota Corolla
945 Great Deals out of 68,197 listings starting at $1,595
Used Honda Civic
798 Great Deals out of 70,155 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan 300ZX
150 listings starting at $16,995

Used Cars For Sale