[MR2] '89 S/C electrically died on the weekend
liammr2 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 13:04:18 EDT 2008
Thank you for all your help! I've sold the MR2 with the dead electrics to
David of twosRus, and it was indeed the fusible link in the pos battery
lead. I'm very happy that the car has gone with David, who is on a mission
to rebuild and sell MR2s.
On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 11:51 AM, DAVIES, BARRY S (BARRY) <
daviesb at alcatel-lucent.com> wrote:
> Well, it's a good job I never read the owners manual! I've pushed
> started mine a few times.
> That won't help Liam though.
> Check the ground strap from the negative terminal of the battery to
> where it attaches to the top of the transmission. That has a habit of
> working loose or corroding, which will give you exactly the symptoms you
> are seeing (everything dead).
> Donald suggested the fusible link (which is the last couple of inches of
> the thinner wire on the positive terminal cable). But if you blew that,
> you probably have worse problems to solve.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mr2-bounces at mr2.com [mailto:mr2-bounces at mr2.com] On Behalf Of
> Donald Chalfant
> Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 8:01 AM
> To: MASTER CHRISTAIN; mr2 at mr2.com
> Subject: Re: [MR2] '89 S/C electrically died on the weekend
> >I don't know for sure if the MR2 has a starter sylenoid, as in one that
> >is seperate from the starter such as the Ford's from the 80's, but that
> >was the problem in my 87' Ford Ranger. I went out one day and it just
> >wouldn't do what needed to be done. It wouldn't hurt to check that out.
> The MR2 starters have a solenoid attached to the starter, and it can
> fail but this doesn't prevent the rest of the cars electrics from
> Although the Owner's Manual sys not to push start the cars, I've had to
> do so a couple of times. If you ever have to try this, make sure you are
> not going fast, and the car in in third gear or even fourth. Clutch
> engagement should be gradual because if the reason the starter doesn't
> work is due to some internal locking of the engine, you could twist/rip
> the engine off its mounts while attempting an old fashioned push start
> MR2 Mailing List
> MR2 at mr2.com
More information about the MR2