Toyota Cressida and Van 1983-1990

Transmission

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Cressida


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Fig. Fig. 1 Exploded view of the automatic transmission mounting-A-340E Cressida



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Fig. Fig. 2 Disconnect the oil cooler lines on the automatic transmission



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Fig. Fig. 3 Unbolt and remove the stiffener plates on the automatic transmission-Cressida



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Fig. Fig. 4 Support the transmission with a jack



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Fig. Fig. 5 Raise the engine enough with the jack to remove the rear support crossmember



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Fig. Fig. 6 Turn the flywheel to gain access to the torque converter mounting bolts-Cressida shown

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Drain the radiator and remove the upper radiator hose.
  4.  
  5. Remove the air intake connector.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the transmission throttle cable(s).
  8.  
  9. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Drain the transmission fluid. On the 1989-90 Cressida models remove the engine undercover.
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  11. Disconnect the 3 electrical wires located near the starter assembly.
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  13. Remove the intermediate driveshaft as follows:
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    1. Place matchmarks on the driveshaft flange and the intermediate shaft flange.
    2.  
    3. Remove the 4 bolts and nuts and disconnect the driveshaft flange from the intermediate shaft flange.
    4.  
    5. Remove the center support bearing bracket retaining bolts.
    6.  
    7. Remove the intermediate shaft.
    8.  

  15. Disconnect the exhaust pipe at the rear side of the converter. Remove the 2 rubber hangers. Remove the pipe clamp from the transmission case. Remove the front exhaust pipe from the exhaust manifold.
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  17. Disconnect the oil cooler lines. Remove the oil filler tube.
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  19. Disconnect the shift linkage at the rear on the transmission.
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  21. Disconnect the speedometer cable.
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  23. Remove both stiffener plates and converter cover from the transmission housing and cylinder block.
  24.  
  25. Support the engine and the transmission using a proper transmission jack and a suitable engine holding fixture (such as a chain hoist).
  26.  
  27. Raise the engine enough to remove the weight from the rear support crossmember. Remove the rear support crossmember assembly along with the ground strap.
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  29. Using a suitable flywheel turning tool, turn the flywheel enough to gain access to the torque converter mounting bolts and remove the 6 bolts.
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  31. Place a suitable shop rag between the steering gear housing and the engine oil pan to prevent damage.
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  33. Remove the starter assembly.
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  35. Remove the transmission-to-engine retaining bolts. Carefully lower the transmission down and to the rear of the vehicle. Be careful not to snap the throttle cable or neutral start switch wiring.
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  37. Place a drain pan under the transmission and pull the torque converter straight out and off, allow the fluid to run into the pan.
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To install:

  1. Apply grease to the center hub of the torque converter and the pilot hole in the crankshaft. Install the torque converter onto the transmission.
  2.  

Using calipers and a straight edge, measure from the installed surface of the torque converter to the front surface of the transmission housing. The correct distance should be 1.043 in. (26.5mm). If the distance is less than specified, check for an improper converter installation.

  1. Place the transmission in the proper installation position on the transmission jack and align the 2 dowel pins on the block with the transmission housing. Align the converter mounting bolt holes with the holes in the flywheel. Install only 1 bolt at this time.
  2.  
  3. Install the transmission mounting bolts and tighten them to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm). Install the starter assembly.
  4.  
  5. Using a suitable flywheel turning tool, turn the flywheel enough to gain access to the torque converter mounting bolt holes and install the 6 bolts. Tighten the bolts evenly to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the rear support crossmember assembly along with the ground strap. Install 2 of the retaining bolts at each end of the support. Lower the transmission and install the 4 remaining mounting bolts.
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  9. Install the converter cover, exhaust pipe bracket and both stiffener plates.
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  11. Attach the speedometer cable.
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  13. Reconnect the shift linkage at the rear connection on the transmission.
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  15. Reconnect the oil filler tube. Reconnect the oil cooler lines. Tighten the lines to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
  16.  
  17. Install the front exhaust pipe to the exhaust manifold. Install the pipe clamp to the transmission case along with the 2 rubber hangers. Reconnect the exhaust pipe at the rear side of the converter.
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  19. Install the intermediate driveshaft as follows:
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    1. Install the intermediate shaft.
    2.  
    3. Install the center support bearing bracket and retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Install the driveshaft flange onto the intermediate shaft flange. Tighten the bolts to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm).
    6.  

  21. Reconnect the 3 electrical wires located near the starter assembly.
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  23. Install the engine under cover, if so equipped. Lower the vehicle safely. Refill the transmission fluid.
  24.  
  25. Reconnect the transmission throttle cable(s).
  26.  
  27. Install the air intake connector.
  28.  
  29. Install the upper radiator hose. Refill the radiator and cooling system.
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  31. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
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  33. Start the engine check the transmission fluid level and add as necessary. Road test the vehicle and check for leaks.
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2WD Van


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Fig. Fig. 7 On the 2WD Van automatic transmission, disconnect the throttle cable by loosening the adjusting nuts



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Fig. Fig. 8 Unplug the neutral safety switch, back-up light and overdrive solenoid connectors on the 2WD automatic transmission



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Fig. Fig. 9 Remove the exhaust pipe clamp on the 2WD Van models



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Fig. Fig. 10 Using pliers, disconnect the shift cable from the automatic transmission



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Fig. Fig. 11 Next on the 2WD automatic Van models, disconnect the speedometer cable



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Fig. Fig. 12 Using two wrenches, loosen the nuts retaining the two oil cooler lines



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Fig. Fig. 13 Support the 2WD automatic transmission with a suitable jack



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Fig. Fig. 14 Remove the transmission mounting through-bolt



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Fig. Fig. 15 Unbolt the stiffener plates from the automatic transmission housing



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Fig. Fig. 16 Pry out the service hole cover at the rear of the engine; turn the crankshaft to gain access to the converter bolts



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Fig. Fig. 17 Pull the torque converter straight out of the housing



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Fig. Fig. 18 Unbolt and remove the filler tube on the automatic transmission

  1. Disconnect the battery ground.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the throttle cable.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect all wires attached to the transmission.
  6.  
  7. Raise and support the vehicle on jackstands.
  8.  
  9. Drain the fluid.
  10.  
  11. Matchmark and remove the driveshaft.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the exhaust pipe clamp from the transmission case. Remove the exhaust pipe clamp.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the shift cable from the transmission.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the speedometer cable.
  18.  
  19. Disconnect the oil cooler lines.
  20.  
  21. Remove the starter.
  22.  
  23. Support the transmission with a floor jack.
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  25. Support the fuel tank on jackstands, remove the fuel tank mounting bolts, and, remove the rear transmission support bolt.
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  27. Remove the two stiffener plates from the transmission.
  28.  
  29. Pry out the service hole cover at the torque converter housing. Using a suitable flywheel turning tool, turn the flywheel enough to gain access to the torque converter mounting bolt holes and remove the 6 bolts.
  30.  
  31. Remove the transmission-to-engine bolts then slowly and carefully guide the transmission away from the engine. Be careful not to snap the throttle cable or neutral start switch wiring.
  32.  
  33. Place a drain pan under the transmission and pull the torque converter straight out and off, allow the fluid to run into the pan.
  34.  

To install:

  1. Apply grease to the center hub of the torque converter and the pilot hole in the crankshaft. Install the torque converter onto the transmission.
  2.  

Using calipers and a straight edge, measure from the installed surface of the torque converter to the front surface of the transmission housing. The correct distance should be 1.02 in. (26 mm). If the distance is less than specified, check for an improper converter installation.

  1. Place the transmission in the proper installation position on the transmission jack and align the 2 dowel pins on the block with the transmission housing. Align the converter mounting bolt holes with the holes in the flywheel. Install only 1 bolt at this time.
  2.  

Be careful not to tilt the transmission forward because the torque converter could slide out.

  1. Install the transmission mounting bolts and tighten them to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm). Install the starter assembly.
  2.  
  3. Using a suitable flywheel turning tool, turn the flywheel enough to gain access to the torque converter mounting bolt holes and install the 6 bolts. Tighten the bolts evenly to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm). Install the service hole cover at the rear of the engine. Install the engine under cover, if so equipped.
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  5. Install both stiffener plates and tighten them to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the transmission rear support bolt and tighten it to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Connect the 2 oil cooler lines and tighten them to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm). Install the 2 oil cooler line clamps.
  10.  
  11. Connect the speedometer cable. Connect the shift cable to the transmission.
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  13. Install the exhaust pipe clamp.
  14.  
  15. Install the driveshaft.
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  17. Lower the vehicle and unplug all wiring connectors.
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  19. Connect and adjust the transmission throttle cable. Refill the transmission fluid.
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  21. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  22.  
  23. Start the engine, check the transmission fluid level and add as necessary. Road test the vehicle and check for leaks.
  24.  

4WD Van
  1. Disconnect the battery ground.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the throttle cable.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect all wires attached to the transmission.
  6.  
  7. Raise and support the vehicle on jackstands.
  8.  
  9. Drain the fluid.
  10.  
  11. Remove the rear driveshafts as follows:
  12.  
    1. Place matchmarks on the differential and the driveshaft flange.
    2.  
    3. Remove the 4 bolts, washers and nuts, disconnect the driveshaft from the differential.
    4.  
    5. Place matchmarks on the transfer case and the driveshaft flanges.
    6.  
    7. Remove the 4 bolts, washers and nuts, disconnect the driveshaft from the transfer case.
    8.  

  13. Remove the front driveshafts as follows:
  14.  
    1. Remove the 2 differential support bracket retaining bolts.
    2.  
    3. Remove the 4 bolts and nuts, disconnect the differential support member from the body.
    4.  
    5. Place matchmarks on the differential and the driveshaft flanges.
    6.  
    7. Remove the 4 bolts, washers and nuts, disconnect the driveshaft from the differential.
    8.  
    9. Pull out the driveshaft yoke from the transfer case and place a container under the extension housing to catch any oil that spills out.
    10.  

  15. Disconnect the exhaust pipe clamp from the transmission case. Remove the exhaust pipe from the manifold.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the shift cable from the transmission outer lever.
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  19. Disconnect the vacuum hoses from the vacuum actuator.
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  21. Disconnect the speed sensor and the 4WD indicator wiring.
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  23. Disconnect the speedometer cable, ground strap and transfer indicator switch.
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  25. Disconnect the oil cooler lines.
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  27. Remove the control cable bracket from the transmission housing.
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  29. Remove the starter assembly.
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  31. Support the transmission with a floor jack.
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  33. Remove the rear transmission support bolt. Remove the two stiffener plates from the transmission.
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  35. Pry out the service hole cover at the torque converter housing. Using a suitable flywheel turning tool, turn the flywheel enough to gain access to the torque converter mounting bolt holes and remove the 6 bolts.
  36.  
  37. Remove the transmission-to-engine bolts and slowly and carefully guide the transmission away from the engine. Be careful not to snap the throttle cable or neutral start switch wiring.
  38.  
  39. Place a drain pan under the transmission and pull the torque converter straight out and off, allow the fluid to run into the pan.
  40.  

To install:

  1. Apply grease to the center hub of the torque converter and the pilot hole in the crankshaft. Install the torque converter onto the transmission.
  2.  

Using calipers and a straight edge, measure from the installed surface of the torque converter to the front surface of the transmission housing. The correct distance should be 1.07 in. (27 mm). If the distance is less than specified, check for an improper converter installation.

  1. Place the transmission in the proper installation position on the transmission jack and align the 2 dowel pins on the block with the transmission housing. Align the converter mounting bolt holes with the holes in the flywheel. Install only 1 bolt at this time.
  2.  

Be careful not to tilt the transmission forward because the torque converter could slide out.

  1. Install the transmission mounting bolts and tighten them to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm). Install the transmission rear support bolt and torque it to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Using a suitable flywheel turning tool, turn the flywheel enough to gain access to the torque converter mounting bolt holes and install the 6 bolts. Tighten the bolts evenly to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm). Install the service hole cover at the rear of the engine. Install the engine under cover, if so equipped.
  4.  
  5. Install both stiffener plates and tighten them to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm). Install the starter assembly. Install the control cable bracket.
  6.  
  7. Connect the 2 oil cooler lines and tighten them to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm). Install the 2 oil cooler line clamps.
  8.  
  9. Connect the speedometer cable, ground strap and transfer indicator switch wiring.
  10.  
  11. Connect the speed sensor and the 4WD indicator connector. Connect the vacuum hoses to the vacuum actuator.
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  13. Connect the exhaust pipe to the manifold, tighten the bolts to 46 ft. lbs. (62 Nm). Install the exhaust pipe clamp.
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  15. Connect the transmission shift cable. Connect the ATF thermo sensor wiring.
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  17. Install the front driveshafts as follows:
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    1. Insert the yoke into the transfer case.
    2.  
    3. Align the matchmarks on the flanges and connect the flanges with the 4 bolts, washers and nuts. Tighten the bolts and nuts 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Connect the differential support member to the body with the 4 bolts, washers and nuts. Tighten the bolts and nuts 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
    6.  
    7. Install the 2 bolts to the bracket. Tighten the bolts until they are snug.
    8.  

  19. Install the rear driveshafts as follows:
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    1. Align the matchmarks on the flanges and connect the flanges with the 4 bolts, washers and nuts. Tighten the bolts and nuts 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Connect the rear driveshaft to the differential by aligning the matchmarks on the flanges and attach the flanges with the 4 bolts, washers and nuts. Tighten the bolts and nuts 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm).
    4.  

  21. Refill the transmission with the proper lubricant.
  22.  
  23. Lower the vehicle and attach all the disconnected wiring.
  24.  
  25. Connect and adjust the transmission throttle cable.
  26.  
  27. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  28.  
  29. Start the engine check the transmission fluid level and add as necessary. Road test the vehicle and check for leaks.
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