A little more info:
I bought a 1991 Corolla last year, the differential had siezed, it would go foward about 10 feet and lock up.
The differential had NO fluid in it (it uses Dextron III).
Bought car for $600 and got a used trans from a '92 Corolla for $350. Replaced trans and it runs fine (knock on wood :) ).
I pulled the engine and trans from the top, took trans off (replaced rear main seal while I was at it), if you have an engine crane and good tool selection, it is a weekend job in your garage.
This is also a perfect time to replace timing belt, waterpump, oil pan (rusted), or anything that needs replacing.
The other choices were to rebuild trans, or buy a reman'd unit, both choices over $1500.
Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 AT 8:35 AM