My 1987 MR2 was working great until the water pump ceased up causing the timing belt to break, I had to have the engine changed due to the damage caused… anyway the mechanic got me a motor from Japan he said, (I’m in Canada). When you turn the ignition the engine will run for about 1-3 seconds then die. He said it’s getting spark and fuel, any ideas? Mike
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Re: 1987 MR2 won't run after changing motor
It Could be A Number of things, Start by Checking for Vacuum Leaks at Intake manifold, Work your way OUT from there to the Various Vacuum LINES . Check FUEL DELIVERY Such as PRESSURE< FUEL FILTER, Fuel pressure REGULATOR All this Needs Checked
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Loosen motor mount and use a jacck to lift up the engine a bit. Remove timing belt cover.After you remove the valve cover gasket, place a file or something in the grooves at the end of the cams to stop them from turning and loosing timing. remove timing belt and slip new belt on.
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When a serp belt breaks you loose all power steering. water pump is not operating so car will run hot. battery light would come on because alternator is not working. You would basically loose anything that worked off the drive belt. You would also loose air conditioning.
replace the belt with a new one, when you do the water pump,reset the timing and give it a start,if it works,then you can SMILE,if not, you can use the belt/water pump on the new engine.gotta be the cheapest way forward.......
Not unless you care about your car. When a car manufacturer recommends that you change a timing belt, and usually a water pump. It is for your own good, they may last an average of 100,000 miles; however, it's always best to change your timing belt well before then. If your timing belt breaks it will bend your valves, ruin your head, and cost a lot in labor. So pay $500- $700 now for a new timing belt, water pump, and labor, or wait until your timing belt breaks and pay $3000 for a new head with valves and labor. It's up to you. Happy Motoring!!! :) :) :)
1) Belts: Timing belt, alternator belt, A/C belt, power steering belt. 2) Water pump and seal. 3) Timing belt tensioner- option. 4) Front crank oil seal-replace if oil is leaking. 5) Two camshaft seals-replace if oil is leaking. 6) Instruction on how to install the timing belt.
I would follow the mechanics recommedations. I think he's taliking about the cam and crankshaft seals. Yes the water pump should be replaced as well. The pump that sprays windshield washer fluid onto the windshield is called the windshield washer pump. The water pump is on the engine and pumps water (coolant/antifreeze) through the engine to the radiator and heater core.
On the 1987 plymouth voyager after market water pumps can cause shredding of the timming belt.
Use of a original maufacturer water pump can sove this problem but does cost more. Worth the cost unless you just like changing timmimg belts.