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These recommendations do not cover all possibilities. They are some things to check before you have your transmission rebuilt. Always check transmission fluid level first. Always run a scanner on any computer controlled transmission. On modulated transmissions make sure they have enough vacuum.

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Transmission I D tags are located on the drivers side door jam or underneath the hood on the back of the firewall. 

Avalon 1995-05 3.0L A541E      
Camry 1983-01 1.8/   2.0/2.2L A140E/L 1988-2001 3.0L A540E 1994-01 3.0L A541E  
Celica 1981-85 2.4L A40D 1986-89 FWD 2.0L A140E/L    
Celica GT 1990-93 2.0L A243L 1994-99 2.0L A140E    
Celica GTS 1990-93 2.2L 241E      
Celica ST 1990-93 2.2L 241L 1994-99 2.2L 246E    
Corolla 1982-82 O/D 1.6/1.8L A40D 1984-87 1.6L A42DL    
Corolla 1984-01 1.6/1.8L A131L 1985-92 1.6L A240L 1990-92 1.6l A241H 1993-01 1.6/1.8l A245E
Corolla FX 1987-89 1.6l A240E      
Cressida 1981 2.8L A43D 1982 2.8L A43DL 1983-86 2.8L A43DE 1987-92 2.8/3.0L A340E
4 Runner 1985-89 4x4 2.4/3.0L A340H 1989-91 2.4L A44D 1989-97 2.4/3.0L A340E 1990-94 4x4 3.0L A340H
  1995-97 4x4 3.0L A340F 1998 2.7/3.4L A340E 1998 4x4 2.7/3.4L A340F  
LandCruiser 1988-92 4x4 4.0/4.2L A440F 1993-1/95 4.5L 4x4 A440TF 1/95-01 4x4 4.5/4.7L A343F  
MR 2 1986 1.6L A141E 1987-88 1.6L A240E 1988-89 1.6L A241E 1989-95 2.2L A241E
Paseo 1992-98 1.5L A244E      
Pickup 1980 2.2L A40 1981 2.4L A43 1982-84 2.4L A43D 1985-87 2.4L A340E
  1985-89 4x4 2.4/3.0L A340H 1990-94 4x4 2.2L A340F 1990-94 4x4 3.0L A340H  
Pickup T100 1993-98 2.7/3.0/3.4L A340E 1993-98 4x4 2.7/3.0/3.4L A340F    
Pickup Tacoma 1985-01 2.4L A43D 1989-01 2.4/3.0/3.4L A340E 1995-98 4x4 2.7/3.4L A340F  
Previa 1991-97 2.4L A46DE w/o supercharger 1991-97 4x4 2.4L A46DF w/o supercharger 1993-97 2.4L A340E w/supercharger 1993-97 4x4 2.4L A340F w/super charger
Sequoia 2001 4.7L 340E/340F      
Siena 1998-00 3.0L A541E      
Solara 1998-01 2.0L A140E 1998-01 3.0L A541E    
Supera 1981-82 2.8L A43D/A43DL 1983-85 2.8L A43DE 1986-98 3.0L A340E 1993-98 3.0L A341E
Tercel 1988-99 1.5L A132L !995-99 1.5L A242L    
Tundra 2000-01 3.4 / 4.7L A340E / 340F      
Van 1984-86 2.0/2.2L A44DL 1987-89 2.2L A45DL 1987-89 4x4 2.2L A45DF  
 

 

 

 

A540E / A541E / A247E / A244E / A140E / A240E / A141E / A241E A245E / A241E / A246E
The transmissions above are front wheel drive 4 speed automatic transmissions. They are computer and throttle pressure controlled.  Common symptoms are transmission shifting erratic, slipping or not shifting at all. Also the check engine light can come on.

External sensors like the throttle position sensor, vehicle speed sensor or output speed sensor quite often go bad, causing these symptoms.
Check the throttle pressure cable that goes from your transmission to your carburetor or throttle body depending on the configuration of your engine. Always run a scanner to see if a sensor is causing your problem. Check the shift solenoids that attach to the valve body, sometimes they can go bad.

Many of the transmissions above have
separate fill for the trans fluid and the differential, so be care full! I see a lot of differentials burn up from lack of lube. Then the transmissions need to be rebuilt. On most Toyotas, they have a diagnostic box you can retrieve codes with. The location of this box should be in your owners manual.

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A340E / A341E / A340H / A340F / A343F / A440F
The transmissions above are rear wheel drive 4 speed automatic transmissions. They are computer and throttle pressure controlled.  Common symptoms are transmission shifting erratic, slipping or not shifting at all. 

Always check your throttle pressure cable adjustment and see if there are any diagnostic trouble codes in the computer causing the problem.
On most Toyotas they have a diagnostic box you can retrieve codes with. The location of this box should be in your owners manual.

 

 

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A40 / A40D / A42DL / A43D / A43D / A43DL / A43DE / A44D / A44DL / A45DL / A45DF 
The transmissions above are rear wheel drive 4 speed automatics and shift timing is controlled by the computer and a throttle pressure cable that connects from the transmission to the carburetor or throttle body.  Always check these items first before your purchase a transmission. Common symptoms are transmission shifting erratic, slipping or not shifting at all. Also the check engine light can come on.
Always check your throttle pressure cable adjustment and see if there are any diagnostic trouble codes in the computer causing the problem. On most Toyotas they have a diagnostic box you can retrieve codes with. The location of this box should be in your owners manual.

Make sure your clutch fan on the front of the motor is not starting to seize up.  This causes the engine to sound unusually loud almost like the transmission is not shifting into 4th gear.

 

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131L / 132L
The transmissions above are front wheel drive, 3 speed automatics.  Common problems are: The transmission shifts soft and early. It shifts hard and late, or not at all.

On this model you have throttle pressure cable that goes from your transmission to your carburetor or throttle body depending on the configuration of your engine. This controls the shift points and shift firmness. Check your throttle pressure cable adjustment to see if it is causing the problems. 

If you have a style with shift solenoids always check them. You can also see if there are any diagnostic trouble codes in the computer causing the problem.

 

 

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A240L / A241L / A241H / A242L / A243L
The transmissions above are front wheel drive 4 speed automatic transmissions. They are computer and throttle pressure controlled.  Common symptoms are transmission shifting erratic, slipping or not shifting at all.

External sensors like the throttle position sensor, vehicle speed sensor or output speed sensor quite often go bad, causing these symptoms.
Check the throttle pressure cable that goes from your transmission to your carburetor or throttle body depending on the configuration of your engine. 

Check the shift solenoids that attach to the valve body, sometimes they can go bad.
You can also see if there are any diagnostic trouble codes in the computer causing the problem. On most Toyotas, they have a diagnostic box you can retrieve codes with. The location of this box should be in your owners manual.

Many of the transmissions above have
separate fill for the trans fluid and the differential, so be care full! I see a lot of differentials burn up from lack of lube. Then the transmissions need to be rebuilt.

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