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1st Gen auto transmision?

Discussion in '1st Gen 4Runners (1984-1989)' started by bassdk, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Mar 9, 2017 at 7:29 PM
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    bassdk

    bassdk [OP] New Member

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    I'm looking at a 1st gen that is an automatic. What are pros or cons? Reliable? Problems?
    any info would be helpful.
     
  2. Mar 11, 2017 at 5:41 PM
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    BestGen

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    1988 4Runner XTE 22RE/W56, '93 G144 4.88s, Spartan Locker, AllPro Sliders, OEM 15x6" rims, BFG KM2 33/10.5s, 4Crawler 1.5" BJS, OME 2" Dakar springs, TG rear bumper.
    33"KM2s, 4.88s, Spartan Locker, TG rear bumper, AllPro Kickout sliders, 4Crawler 1.5" BJS, OME 2" Dakar springs.
    The automatic found in the 1st gens, either the A340F or A340H(4 or 6 cyl.), are as reliable as the sun. That's the only pro. The con is they sap the little(and I mean little!)performance these engines have.

    P.S. If it's a 3.0 avoid it altogether.
     

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