Gearbox Toyota A540E

The Toyota A540E 4-speed automatic transmission was assembled by the concern from 1988 to 2000 and was installed on the very popular Camry model in all its many versions. A separate modification under the symbol A540H is offered for all-wheel drive vehicles.

This series includes: A140, A240, A340, A440, A540.


Production years 1988 – 2000
Type automatic transmission
Number of gears 4
Type of drive front / all wheel
Engine volume, l up to 3.0
Torque output, Nm up to 280
Recommended oil Toyota ATF Type T-IV
Oil capacity, liter 8.0
Replacing the oil every 75,000 km
Replacing the filter every 75,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~300 000

Gear ratios Toyota A540E

Using the example of a Toyota Camry 2000 with a 3.0 liter engine:

Main 3.930
1st 2.810
2nd 1.549
3rd 1.000
4th 0.734
Reverse 2.296

The transmission was installed on:

  • Toyota Camry 2 (V20) in 1988 – 1991; Camry 3 (XV10) in 1991 – 1994;
  • Toyota Sienna 1 (XL10) in 1997 – 2000;
  • Toyota Vista 4 (V40) in 1994 – 1998;
  • Lexus ES300 2 (XV10) in 1991 – 1994.

Disadvantages of the Toyota A540E gearbox

  • The all-wheel drive version of this transmission had problems with reverse gear.
  • In all other respects, this automatic transmission is known for its reliability and runs for more than 300,000 km.
  • The torque converter clutch wears out, clogging the valve body solenoids.

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