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Toyota truck transmission identification

Toyota manual transmissions for rear wheel drive applications are made by Aisin and similar (but not identical) to the AX series used by Dodge & Jeep and AR5 used by GM & Isuzu.  The Toyota models in particular are specialized; virtually every model is unique and many have sub-variants tailored to specific vehicles or driveline configurations. The best way to identify the transmission is by the VIN tag (assuming driveline is original):

Otherwise, we have assembled this chart for domestic (USA) Toyota trucks; particularly prior to 1996, it may contain errors. It is best to physically confirm model independently if history unknown (study case & bellhousing style, shifter base bolt pattern, shifter connection type & depth, etc). For models outside USA, this information may not be valid or may cover wider ranges. Some lines are condensed. The intent of this information is to identify the shifter model; this is NOT an interchange guide!

For these applications we offer complete aftermarket short throw shifter kits, stock shifter rebuild bushings, and classic engraved knobs for stock shifters.

Model Drive Engine Year Trans Core Shifter kit?
Pickup 2wd 2.0L I4 carb (18R) 1972-1974 W40 Inquire
2.2L I4 carb (20R) 1975-1980 W42 / W50 Inquire
2.4L I4 carb (22R) 1981-1983 W45 / W52 Inquire
1984-1990 G40 / G57 Available
2.4L I4 efi (22R-E) 1984-1995 W55 Coming soon!
1985-1988 Cab / Chassis W46 Inquire
1985-1988 One Ton W56 2wd Inquire
2.4L I4 turbo (22R-TE) 1986-1988 R150 turbo Available
3.0L V6 (3VZ-E) 1989-1995 R150 2wd In development
4x4 2.2L I4 carb (20R) 1979-1980 L43 No
2.4L I4 carb (22R) 1981-1983 L45 / L52 Stock rebuild kit
1984-1985 G52 Available
1986-1987 G54 Available
2.4L I4 efi (22R-E) 1985-1988 W56-A/B Available
1989-1995 w/ ADD G58 Available
1989-1995 w/ manual hubs W56-C/D/E Available
2.4L I4 turbo (22R-TE) 1986-1987 R151F Available
3.0L V6 (3VZ-E) 1988-1995 R150F Available
Model Drive Engine Year Trans Core Shifter kit?
Tacoma 2wd 2.4L I4 (2RZ-FE) 1995-2004 W59 2wd Coming soon!
2.7L I4 (2TR-FE) 2005-2015 R155 2wd Coming soon!
3.4L V6 (5VZ-FE) 1995-2004 R150 2wd In development
4.0L V6 (1GR-FE) 2005-2015 RA60 2wd Available
4x4 2.7L I4 (3RZ-FE) 1995-2004 W59F Available
2.7L I4 (2TR-FE) 2005-2015 R155F Available
2016+ R156F Test vehicle wanted
3.4L V6 (5VZ-FE) 1995-2004 R150F Available
3.5L V6 (2GR-FKS) 2016+ RC62F Test vehicle wanted
4.0L V6 (1GR-FE) 2005-2015 RA60F Available
Model Drive Engine Year Trans Core Shifter kit?
4Runner 2wd 2.7L I4 (3RZ-FE) 1996-2002 W59 2wd Coming soon!
4x4 2.4L I4 carb (22R) 1984 G52 Available
2.4L I4 efi (22R-E) 1985-1989 W56-A/B Available
1990-1995 G58 Available
2.4L I4 turbo (22R-TE) 1986-1987 R151F Available
2.7L I4 (3RZ-FE) 1996-2002 W59F Available
3.0L V6 (3VZ-E) 1988-1995 R150F Available
3.4L V6 (5VZ-FE) 1996-2002 R150F Available
Model Drive Engine Year Trans Core Shifter kit?
FJ Cruiser 4x4 4.0L V6 (1GR-FE) 2007-2014 RA61F Available
Model Drive Engine Year Trans Core Shifter kit?
T100 2wd 2.7L I4 (3RZ-FE) 1994-1998 W59 2wd Coming soon!
3.0L V6 (3VZ-E) 1993-1994 R150 2wd In development
3.4L V6 (5VZ-FE) 1995-1998 R150 2wd In development
4x4 2.7L I4 (3RZ-FE) 1994-1998 W59F Available
3.0L V6 (3VZ-E) 1993-1994 R150F Available
3.4L V6 (5VZ-FE) 1995-1998 R150F Available
Model Drive Engine Year Trans Core Shifter kit?
Tundra 2wd 3.4L V6 (5VZ-FE) 2000-2004 R150 2wd In development
4.0L V6 (1GR-FE) 2005-2006 RA60 2wd Available
4x4 3.4L V6 (5VZ-FE) 2000-2004 R150F Available
4.0L V6 (1GR-FE) 2005-2006 RA60F Available

4x4 manual transfer cases:

Model Engine Year Trans Transfer case TC shifter
Pickup 2.2L I4 carb (20R) 1979-1980 L43 RF1A Top
2.2L I4 carb (22R) 1981-1983 L45 / L52
1984-1985 G52 RF1A Forward
1986-1987 G52-L aka G54
2.4L I4 efi (22R-E) 1985-1988 W56-A/B RF1A Top
1989-1995 w/ ADD G58 VF1A Forward
1989-1995 w/ manual hubs W56-C/D/E RF1A Forward
2.4L I4 turbo (22R-TE) 1986-1987 w/ bench seat R151F
1986-1987 w/ bucket seats RF1A Top
3.0L V6 (3VZ-E) 1988-1995 R150F VF1A Top
Tacoma 2.7L I4 (3RZ-FE) 1995-2004 W59F
3.4L V6 (5VZ-FE) 1995-2004 R150F
FJ Cruiser 4.0L V6 (1GR-FE) 2007-2014 Automatic VF2A Top
Manual VF4B Top