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    Toyota Corolla 1970-1987 Repair Guide

    Adjustments

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    ADJUSTMENTS LOW SERVO AND BANDS



    2-Speed

    The low and band adjusting bolt is located on the outside of the transmission case so that it is unnecessary to remove the oil pan in order to perform the adjustment.

    1. Loosen the locknut on the adjusting bolt.
    2.  
    3. Tighten the bolt until it is bottomed.
    4.  
    5. Back off 3 1 / 2 turns and hold the adjusting bolts securely while tightening the locknut.
    6.  

    3-Speed Toyoglide
    FRONT BAND
    1. Remove the oil pan as previously outlined.
    2.  
    3. Pry the band engagement lever toward the band with a small prybar.
    4.  
    5. The gap between the end of the piston rod and the engagement bolts should be 0.138 in. (3.5mm)
    6.  
    7. If the gap does not meet the specification, adjust it by turning the engagement bolt.
    8.  
    9. Install the oil pan and refill the transmission as previously outlined.
    10.  

    REAR BAND

    The rear band adjusting bolt is located on the outside of the case so it is not necessary to remove the oil pan in order to adjust the band.

    1. Loosen the adjusting bolt locknut and fully screw in the adjusting bolt.
    2.  
    3. Loosen the adjusting bolt one turn.
    4.  
    5. Tighten the locknut while holding the bolt so that it cannot turn.
    6.  

    A-40, A-40D, A-42DL, A130L, A131L, A240L and A240E

    No band adjustments are possible. The only external adjustments are throttle and shift linkages.

    NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH



    See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2-Speed

    The neutral safety switch used on all 2-speed models is not adjustable. If it malfunctions, it must be replaced. To do so proceed in the following manner:

    1. Remove the center console.
    2.  
    3. Unfasten and remove the three screws securing the transmission selector assembly.
    4.  
    5. Disconnect the neutral safety switch multiconnector.
    6.  
    7. Lift transmission selector assembly slightly and unfasten the two neutral safety switch attaching screws.
    8.  
    9. Withdraw the switch.
    10.  
    11. Installation is performed in the reverse order of removal. Position the selector lever in N and install the switch so that installation marks align with each other.
    12.  



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    Fig. Fig. 1: Neutral safety switch adjustment-late models



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    Fig. Fig. 2: Checking the neutral safety switch for continuity between connectors-late models

    3 Speed (Column Selector)

    The neutral safety switch/reverse lamp switch on the Toyoglide transmission with a column mounted selector is located under the hood on the shift linkage. If the switch is not functioning properly, adjust as follows:

    1. Loosen the switch securing bolt.
    2.  
    3. Move the switch so that its arm just contacts the control shaft lever when the gear selector is in D position.
    4.  
    5. Tighten the switch securing bolt.
    6.  
    7. Check the operation of the switch; the car should start only in P or N and the back-up lamps should come on only when R is selected.
    8.  
    9. If the switch cannot be adjusted so that it functions properly, replace it with a new one. Perform the adjustment as previously outlined.
    10.  



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    Fig. Fig. 3: Connect an ohmmeter between terminals N and B-1984 A-42DL type transmission



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    Fig. Fig. 4: Connect an ohmmeter between terminals as shown-A-130L and A-131L type transmissions

    3-Speed (Console Shift)

    Models with a console mounted selector have the neutral safety switch on the linkage located beneath the console. To adjust it, proceed in the following manner:

    1. Remove the screws securing the center console.
    2.  
    3. Unfasten the console multiconnector, if so equipped, and completely remove the console.
    4.  
    5. Adjust the switch in the manner outlined in the preceding column selector section.
    6.  
    7. Install the console in the reverse order of removal after completion of the switch adjustment.
    8.  

    A-40 and A-40D

    If the engine will start in any range except Neutral or Park, the neutral safety switch will require adjustment.

    1. Locate the neutral safety switch on the side of the transmission and loosen the switch bolt.
    2.  
    3. Move the gear selector to the Neutral position.
    4.  
    5. Align the groove on the safety switch shaft with the basic line which is scribed on the housing.
    6.  
    7. Tighten the switch bolt.
    8.  
    9. Using an ohmmeter, check the continuity between the switch terminals. If a continuity problem is found (vehicle will start in all or no ranges), replace the switch.
    10.  

    A-42DL, A-130L and A-131L
    EXCEPT 1986-87

    If the engine will start in any range except Neutral or Park, the neutral safety switch will require adjustment.

    1. Locate the neutral safety switch on the side of the transmission and loosen the switch bolt(s).
    2.  
    3. Move the gear selector to the Neutral position.
    4.  
    5. Disconnect the neutral safety switch connector and connect an ohmmeter between terminals N and B on the 1984 A-42DL; and between the correct terminals on the A-130L and A131L. Refer to the necessary illustrations.
    6.  
    7. Adjust the switch to the point where there is continuity between the two terminals.
    8.  

    1986-87
    1. Loosen the neutral start switch bolt. Position the gear selector in the N position.
    2.  
    3. As required, disconnect the switch electrical connector. Align the switch shaft groove with the neutral base line which is located on the switch.
    4.  
    5. Tighten the bolt.
    6.  

    SHIFT LINKAGE



    See Figures 5, 6 and 7

    2 and 3 Speed Toyoglide

    The transmission should be engaged in the gear selected as indicated on the shift quadrant. If it is not, then adjust the linkage as follows:

    1. Check all of the shift linkage bushings for wear. Replace any worn bushings.
    2.  
    3. Loosen the connecting rod swivel locknut.
    4.  
    5. Move the selector lever and check movement of the pointer in the shift quadrant.
    6.  
    7. When the control shaft is set in the neutral position the quadrant pointer should indicate N as well.
    8.  

    Steps 5-7 apply only to cars equipped with column mounted gear selectors

    1. If the pointer does not indicate Neutral (N), then check the drive cord adjustment.
    2.  
    3. Remove the steering column shroud.
    4.  
    5. Turn the drive cord adjuster with a Phillips screwdriver until the pointer indicates N.
    6.  

    Steps 8-10 apply to both column mounted and floor mounted selectors:

    1. Position the manual valve lever on the transmission so that it is in the Neutral position.
    2.  
    3. Lock the connecting rod swivel with the locknut so that the pointer, selector, and manual valve lever are all positioned in Neutral.
    4.  
    5. Check the operation of the gear selector by moving it through all ranges.
    6.  

    A-40 and A-40D
    1. Loosen the adjusting nut on the linkage and check the linkage for freedom of movement.
    2.  
    3. Push the manual valve lever toward the front of the car, as far as it will go.
    4.  
    5. Bring the lever back to its third notch (Neutral).
    6.  
    7. Have an assistant hold the shift lever in Neutral, while you tighten the linkage adjusting nut so that it can't slip.
    8.  

    A-42DL, A-130L and A-131L
    1. Loosen the adjusting nut on the linkage and check the linkage for freedom of movement.
    2.  
    3. Push the manual lever fully rearward (right side on A-130L, A-131L, A240 L/E), as far as it will go.
    4.  
    5. Return the lever two (2) notches to the Neutral position.
    6.  
    7. Set the gear selector to N, while holding the selector slightly toward the R, have someone tighten the adjusting nut on the manual lever.
    8.  



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    Fig. Fig. 5: Toyoglide floorshift components



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    Fig. Fig. 6: Adjusting the shift linkage-A-40, A-40D and A42DL



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    Fig. Fig. 7: Adjusting the shift linkage-A-130L and A-131L

    THROTTLE LINKAGE



    See Figures 8, 9, 10 and 11

    2-Speed
    1. Loosen the locknuts on the throttle linkage connecting rod turnbuckle.
    2.  
    3. Have an assistant depress the accelerator pedal fully.
    4.  
    5. Hold the throttle butterfly to the fully opened position.
    6.  
    7. Adjust the length of the rod so that the pointer lines up with the mark on the transmission case.
    8.  
    9. Tighten the locknut.
    10.  

    3-Speed Toyoglide
    1. Loosen the locknut at each end of the linkage adjusting turnbuckle.
    2.  
    3. Detach the throttle linkage connecting rod from the carburetor.
    4.  
    5. Align the pointer on the throttle valve lever with the mark stamped on the transmission case.
    6.  
    7. Rotate the turnbuckle so that the end of the throttle linkage rod and the carburetor throttle lever are aligned.
    8.  

    The carburetor throttle valve must be fully opened during this adjustment

    1. Tighten the turnbuckle locknuts and reconnect the throttle rod to the carburetor.
    2.  
    3. Open the throttle valve and check the pointer alignment with the mark on the transmission case.
    4.  
    5. Road test the car. If the transmission hunts, i.e., keeps shifting rapidly back and forth between gears at certain speeds or if it fails to downshift properly when going up hills, repeat the throttle linkage adjustment.
    6.  

    A-40, A-40D, A-42DL, A-130L and A-131L
    1. Remove the air cleaner.
    2.  
    3. Confirm that the accelerator linkage opens the throttle fully. Adjust the link as necessary.
    4.  
    5. Peel the rubber dust boot back from the throttle cable.
    6.  
    7. Loosen the adjustment nuts on the throttle cable bracket (rocker cover) just enough to allow cable housing movement.
    8.  
    9. Have an assistant depress the accelerator pedal fully.
    10.  
    11. Adjust the cable housing so that the distance between its end and the cable stop collar is 2.05 in. (63mm) on vehicles through 1979. On 1980 and later vehicles it should be 0-0.4 in. (0-10mm).
    12.  
    13. Tighten the adjustment nuts. Make sure that the adjustment hasn't changed. Install the dust boot and the air cleaner.
    14.  



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    Fig. Fig. 8: Throttle linkage adjustment-A-40 transmission



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    Fig. Fig. 9: Throttle linkage components-Toyoglide



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    Fig. Fig. 10: Throttle linkage aligning marks-Toyoglide



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    Fig. Fig. 11: Throttle linkage adjustment-A-40, A40D and A240DL transmissions

     
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