Carina Trivia: the Toyota Carina A60 transmission overview

Carina Trivia: the Toyota Carina A60 transmission overview

Some time ago I bought a CD-ROM from Japan with the Japanese Toyota handbooks hoping it would contain the wiring diagrams of the Japanese Carina A60 or at least the body repair manual for this to help me out with the wiring of the JDM gauge cluster. Unfortunately I haven’t found any pin out for the gauge cluster, except the one used for the digital cluster. What I did found was an awful lot of trivia like the Toyota Carina A60 transmission overview. The ones listed here are taken from the updated handbook of May 1985 (so released during the facelift) and the two tables reveals quite some surprises. There is an additional one covering the transmissions for the vans, but that reveals hardly anything surprising.

First of all here is the transmission per capacity per body type listed:
Toyota Carina A60 Transmissions per capacity
I tried to copy the kanji and decypher the meaning of them, so don’t pin me down on any translations here:
○ means these were the choices/options
◎ means it was an extra option/special case (e.g. overdrive)
☓ means it was abolished (not available anymore)
Top section is the four door, middle section the three door coupe and the bottom section the five door wagon (Surf).

This table reveals to me:
1. The Toyota Carina GT (and GT-R) only came with a manual transmission (T50).
2. Only the Toyota Carina GT-T (and GT-TR) came with either the W55 manual or the A43D automatic transmission
3. The 1C diesel engine featured the W51 and A42D automatic

The other table contains the transmission per model code per body type:
Toyota Carina A60 Transmissions per model code
Legend is basically almost the same as the table above.

This table reveals to me:
There was something like the SG-JUNE (misspelled Jeune?), SE-EXTRA, GT-R and GT-TR. All of them were options. I can’t tell what exactly in this list is the option over the existing transmission.

I did find additional information regarding the differences from the GT/GT-T and GT-R/GT-TR models and most of it is trim based. Will definitely post this in a later posting.

For completeness, here is the A67 wagon overview:
Toyota Carina A67 transmission per engine
Nothing surprising here: T40, T50, A41 and W51 all present like in the previous overviews.

Some trivia regarding the bellhousings:
The 1C diesel engine has the same bellhousing as the Toyota S engine and a popular fit for the 3S-G(T)E with the W series transmission. Also the 1S engine features a bellhousing that fits the T50 transmission, so for cars with a T50 transmission this is a popular bellhousing to mount a 3S-G(T)E to the existing box.

I have created a template to put this overview in a nicely formatted html table here: Toyota Carina A60 transmissions and I will fill the blanks in the upcoming day(s).


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