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Ontario's first MK1.5,'05
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would i have any starting issues with the smaller st205 starter? It bolts on just like the sw20 starter. The connector for the wire is a little diffrent, but i made the connector fit. Anyone running a celica starter on their mr2?

Anyone know why the celica starter is smaller?

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since the celica engine compartnent is way smaller than the mr2
i guess its done because it otherwise would hit something ???
 

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Byron,

lol, you're thinking like someone half your age... :thumbup lol


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when i was stripping the st205 clip, it did look like it was more cramped in there, but i would think a car with the engine in the front would have more space...

Maybe it was for weight savings too? :rolleyes: It does feel noticeably lighter.... i should save here 0.5 pounds... :smile:


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Now everybody will want one if it works well. What are the year differences? The smaller one may be more efficient, or just cheaper.
 

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The GTE is way more packed into the ST engine bay than the SW. The hood slopes down to meet the bumper, while the SW has a nice cubic space to fit everything into.
 

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your right David, that's why the 3sgte motors are on an angle.....to clear the hood on st165 starting with the 3sgte in 88...than the mr2 got the motor...

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Byron said:
Now everybody will want one if it works well. What are the year differences? The smaller one may be more efficient, or just cheaper.

the starter is from 94-99 ST205 Celica GT4. Not sure if the ST185 would have the same one though. If it's only from 94+, that that will be a tough find....


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tommorow i will wash the starter and polish it. I'll post an "after" pic when done.



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I installed the starter today. I didn't start the car though. Still have to put back the alt. It will probably be another few weeks before i start it from it's winter nap.


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just an update, driving the car for a week now, starter works great, no issues. So if you see one for sale, grab it.

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