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  1. Hi all, Car is a 2006 VVT-Li with 67k miles - was working perfectly last night!! Anyway came to unlock the car this morning - press "unlock" - nothing. Open car door with key and tried to start car and again - nothing. No alarm sounded, no electrical signs of life apart from the alarm LED flashing. So, I went to work in the other car and left the key with my Mrs who took it too a local DIY place. New battery fitted to the fob but it's still not responding. Any advice on how to proceed would be gratefully recieved, is there some sort of reset procedure or something?? Thank you.
  2. Update. Turns out it was the pinion shaft bearing. £530 and a fully reconditioned gearbox later and it's all sorted.
  3. UPDATE. Transmission was stripped today. Pinion shaft bearing was shot and this had caused wear to the shaft itself. I was given two options. 1. Rebush the shaft and fit new bearing - £450 2. Fit recon 'box with all bearings replaced and 12month warranty - £530 Both prices were negotiated to be ex VAT and cash. Went for option 2 as I've spent that much on this !Removed! thing I need to get some good use out of it. Expensive couple of weeks...It had a new clutch fitted last wek as well! This is the most expensive car I've ever owned in terms of running repairs, and I've had 23odd cars so far from BMW's to Fords to Volvos. Japanese piece of ****. Air con pump has packed in too. Not happy.
  4. Hi Sorry not entirely clear. 1st gear is fine. The noise only happens in 2,3,4,5. This leads me to believe it's an internal gearbox problem. Planning to get it looked at with a transmission specialist early next week hopefully. Thanks.
  5. Hi Had mine done this week. 1.6 2005 69k miles. Cost £348 inc vat. It's quite a long job (6hrs) due to the subframe needing to come off apparently. Clutch kits themselves are really quite cheap at about £60.
  6. Well firstly, hello. I ended up here via google, signed up only to be told my email address was already used. It turns out I was registered on here over ten years ago when I had a rev 3 mr2 turbo....totally forgot! How things have changed, now I have a 2005 1.6vvti corolla verso manual, a bit different. Saying that my other car is a 2006 celica 190vvtli which makes up for it Anyway, my problem. Car starts fine and the engine runs perfectly, no nasty noises or rattles when revving the engine. Put it in gear and set off in first, no problems, sounds nice and smooth. As soon as you change into 2nd and then through to 5th there is almost a diesel like ticking noise that rises with engine revs. If your cruising on a flat road with the clutch engaged the rattle is present, as soon as you depress the clutch it disappears and you can rev the engine with it sounding fine. When I got the car the clutch was slipping a bit and juddering in 1st, I assumed it could be a release bearing and had the clutch changed yesterday. Clutch know works fine again but the rattle is still there. There are no funny noises with the car stationary and the clutch pressed/released so I'm assuming this noise is coming from the gearbox. Any thoughts greatly appreciated and I wondered if a change of gearbox oil might help things, no record of it doing from what I can tell. Thank you.
  7. Well firstly, hello. I ended up here via google, signed up only to be told my email address was already used. It turns out I was registered on here over ten years ago when I had a rev 3 mr2 turbo....totally forgot! How things have changed, now I have a 2005 1.6vvti corolla verso manual, a bit different. Saying that my other car is a 2006 celica 190vvtli which makes up for it :) Anyway, my problem. Car starts fine and the engine runs perfectly, no nasty noises or rattles when revving the engine. Put it in gear and set off in first, no problems, sounds nice and smooth. As soon as you change into 2nd and then through to 5th there is almost a diesel like ticking noise that rises with engine revs. If your cruising on a flat road with the clutch engaged the rattle is present, as soon as you depress the clutch it disappears and you can rev the engine with it sounding fine. When I got the car the clutch was slipping a bit and juddering in 1st, I assumed it could be a release bearing and had the clutch changed yesterday. Clutch know works fine again but the rattle is still there. There are no funny noises with the car stationary and the clutch pressed/released so I'm assuming this noise is coming from the gearbox. Any thoughts greatly appreciated and I wondered if a change of gearbox oil might help things, no record of it doing from what I can tell. Thank you.
  8. If its any consolation my MR2 Turbo is also a touch on the hard side. Turbos come with Bilstein dampers as standard which give wicked handling but a harsh ride. Its nice sometimes to drive our other car (Pug 405 estate) to get a break from the teeth cracking. Still a great car though and you do get used to it.
  9. Well done for creating the Toyota forum, I hope really takes off but......... There just seems to be too many topics on the BB which makes it a little user unfriendly. Take a look at http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/index.php Its leaned out so as to be very easy to use. cheers, keep up the good work ;)
  10. MY '94 MR2 Turbo came with a CD/MD/Sat Nav/TV/DVD player but the TV and SAT Nav don't work due to them being for Japan. Does anyone know if you can have these things fiddled with to recieve UK TV signals and get the Sat nav working???
  11. Only STRAIGHT after, give it a couple of minutes and you may as well not have bothered. Black is a !Removed! to keep clean.
  12. Got 2 cars, one is a Pug 405 estate for transporting our 2 dogs and is therefore called the 'dogmobile'. and our other car, a sexy black MR2 Turbo, is called the 'Batmobile'