Gearbox Toyota A132L

The Toyota A132L 3-speed automatic transmission was assembled from 1988 to 1999 in Japan and was installed on a number of compact models of the concern with engines up to 1.5 liters. The transmission was intended for not very powerful engines with a torque of 120 Nm.

This series includes: A131L, A132L.

Specifications

Production years 1988 – 1999
Type automatic transmission
Number of gears 3
Type of drive front
Engine volume, l up to 1.5
Torque output, Nm up to 120
Recommended oil Dexron III or VI
Oil capacity, liter 5.6
Replacing the oil every 70,000 km
Replacing the filter every 70,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~300 000

Gear ratios Toyota A132L

Using the example of a Toyota Tercel 1993 with a 1.5 liter engine:

Main 3.722
1st 2.810
2nd 1.549
3rd 1.000
Reverse 2.296

The transmission was installed on:

  • Toyota Corolla 6 (E90) in 1987 – 1992;
  • Toyota Starlet 4 (P80) in 1992 – 1995; Starlet 5 (P90) in 1996 – 1999;
  • Toyota Tercel 3 (L30) in 1987 – 1990; Tercel 4 (L40) in 1990 – 1994; Tercel 5 (L50) in 1994 – 1999.

Disadvantages of the Toyota A132L gearbox

  • This is a very reliable gearbox, breakdowns are rare and occur over long distances.
  • Most often, worn clutches, bushings or brake bands are replaced.
  • Rubber gaskets and seals that have become hardened over time can sometimes leak.

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