Gearbox Toyota A131L

The Toyota A131L 3-speed automatic transmission was assembled by the company from 1983 to 2002 and was installed only on American and Canadian versions of the popular Corolla model. This transmission was mated to power units with no more than 150 Nm of torque.

This series includes: A131L, A132L.

Specifications

Production years 1983 – 2002
Type automatic transmission
Number of gears 3
Type of drive front
Engine volume, l up to 1.8
Torque output, Nm up to 150
Recommended oil Dexron III or VI
Oil capacity, liter 5.9
Replacing the oil every 75,000 km
Replacing the filter every 75,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~300 000

Gear ratios Toyota A131L

Using the example of a Toyota Corolla 2000 with a 1.8 liter engine:

Main 3.578
1st 2.810
2nd 1.549
3rd 1.000
Reverse 2.296

The transmission was installed on:

  • Chevrolet Nova 5 in 1984 – 1988;
  • Chevrolet Prizm 3 in 1997 – 2001;
  • Geo Prizm 1 in 1989 – 1992; Prizm 2 (E100) in 1992 – 1997;
  • Toyota Corolla 5 (E80) in 1983 – 1987; Corolla 6 (E90) in 1987 – 1992; Corolla 7 (E100) in 1991 – 2002; Corolla 8 (E110) in 1995 – 2002.

Disadvantages of the Toyota A131L gearbox

  • One of the most reliable automatic transmissions in the world rarely breaks down and only on long runs.
  • Most often, worn out clutches, bushings or brake bands are replaced.
  • The main reason for the leak here is the rubber of the gaskets and seals, which have become hardened from time to time.

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