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1987 MR2 won't run after changing motor

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?


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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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