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Transmission for 88 4runner

Discussion in '1st Gen 4Runners (1984-1989)' started by newtorunners, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. Jan 9, 2016 at 12:13 PM
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    newtorunners

    newtorunners [OP] New Member

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    Hi there im new to the forum and to the 4runner world. I picked up an 88 4runner and was told it has a 6 inch trail gear lift and an lc engineering cali smoggable header. Anyways it needs a new transmission my reverse is out and 5th gear makes some noise. Ive been looking up the tranny for my 4runner and come to find out theres like 4 or more types of the w56. Ive come to find out that i need w56b which is hard to find were im at. So im looking for some help i can get a w56c but not really sure if it will work. Comes with tcase as well but im not sure if i need to change my driveline? move my cross member? or anything else that i might have to do?
     
  2. Jan 9, 2016 at 12:28 PM
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    wnelax04sr5

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    i would start looking on car part (http://www.car-part.com) for a replacement transmission just to make your life as easy as possible, eBay too. if all else fails looking into a swap you may need new driveshafts and to move the cross member/add a cross member
     
  3. Jan 9, 2016 at 12:38 PM
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    ajohnson

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    W56c uses a forward-shift transfer case. That means the tcase shifter is actually on the transmission. Other than the tcase shifter, it is the same as the W56b and will bolt up.
     
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  4. Jan 9, 2016 at 12:41 PM
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    ajohnson

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    This is a W56c
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