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The Captain
06-06-2010, 12:26 AM
Since my S53 transmission in my vert has gone T.U. I'm doing research to find what fits, and what needs to be done to make different transmissions work. Any input would be helpful.

Basically, I'd like to know that if I went to a bone yard in need of a transmission, I'd like to know what years of what cars would work and what else I would need to make the available trans work. I've heard Rav4 and Camry transmissions work but what years? What else is needed?


S53 90-93 Celica?
Bolt in.

S54 94-98 Celica?
Bolt in?

E153 93+ MR2?

Camry? Years?
1mzfe Solara Tranny with ST205 Cables (GT4)

Alltrac transmission:

-GT4 shift cables.
-MR2 turbo differential (open, OEM Toyota VLSD, aftermarket LSD)
-MR2 differential cover.
-Speedometer drive for the differential if it does not come with the diff.
-2 axles seals (optional, but recommended and cheap).
-1 set of alltrac outer axles.
-1 set of inner MR2 axle with passenger axle carrier (get LSD inner axles if going with the OEM Toyota MR2 turbo VLSD unit).
-A puller and access to a press to replace 5th gears on transmission.
-An Alltrac crossmember with the transmission rear mount (or modify your existing one)

06-06-2010, 09:23 AM
Don't forget the necessity of a hybrid clutch depending on the x-mission choice.
(AllTrac in this case or a couple others if going into a swap)

06-09-2010, 04:34 AM
Camry 4 bangers had 5sfe's & therefore S53's & S54's
S53 = 92-96 Camry
S54 = 97-01 Camry

Solara/Camry V6
E153 = 97-01 Camry/98-02 (pretty sure on years, need to double check) Solara

to my knowledge S54 would be a bolt-in.
E153 requires hybrid axles but has better gear ratios for a 3sgte if you are swapping motors.

06-10-2010, 05:52 AM
S54 is a bolt in.