Install Guide - U140E, U140F & U241E - Toyota (Automatic Transmission)



If the transmission is being installed in a ‘01-‘03 Toyota RAV4 the ECM part number must be checked to verify an updated ECM has been installed. Refer to Toyota bulletin number 0156-10 Rev. 1 for specific information. Failure to verify a properly functioning ECM is installed in the vehicle will cause immediate transmission damage and will void your warranty.

If the transmissions is being installed in a ’04-Present Toyota RAV4 4x4 with a 2.4L engine, the transmission cooler is not flushable and must be replaced. Failure to do so may result in transmission failure and/or void your warranty.


  • On AWD applications, install the new transfer case lube passage seal that has been supplied.
  • Compare replacement transmission and torque convertor to original before installation.
  • Scan original vehicle computer, record any codes for later review and resolve all codes. Please note that some engine codes will inhibit the shift to 4th gear in this application.
  • Transmission cooler and lines must be hot flushed or replaced.
  • Inspect flex plate closely and completely for cracks or any damage.
  • Be sure both dowel pins are clean, installed properly, and are in good condition.
  • Seat the torque converter completely in the transmission prior to installing the transmission in the vehicle.
  • Air tools should NOT be used to force the transmission against the engine block; this may damage or break the transmission case.
  • Inspect all engine, transmission, and cradle mounts for wear and damage.
  • Inspect drive axle splines, retaining clips, and CV joints for wear and damage.
  • Test all sensors and switches that have been transferred from the original transmission for correct operation.
  • Fill the transmission with purchased synthetic or T-IV transmission fluid.
  • Confirm that the transmission has a good ground connection; reattach all ground straps to the correct location free of paint, grease, oil and corrosion.
  • Verify that the engine block and bell housing surfaces are clean and free of paint, grease, oil and corrosion.
  • Do not use power tools to tighten the manual lever retaining nut. The use of power tools can damage the internal linkage.
  • Reset the adaptive memory in the ECM with a capable scan tool. Disconnecting the battery is not sufficient to clear the adaptive memory. See next page for adaptive memory reset screenshots from a Toyota factory scan tool.


Applicable Models:

  • 2002–2004 Camry (V6)
  • 2001–2003 Highlander (V6)
  • 1999-2003 Lexus ES 300
  • 2001–2003 Highlander (4x4)
  • 2001–2010 RAV4 (4x4)
  • 1999–2003 Lexus RX 300 (AWD)
  • 2009– Matrix (2.4 L) (AWD)
  • 2001–2007 Highlander (2.4 2WD)
  • 2001–2009 Ipsum (2.4 2WD Final 2.923)
  • 2002–2012 RAV4 (2.0 2WD) (2.4 2WD)(2.5 2WD)
  • 2002–2004 Camry (u4 cyl.)
  • 2002–2005 Solara (4 cyl.)
  • 2002–2007 Alphard (4 cyl.)
  • 2005–2010 SCION tC
  • 2008-Current SCION XB
  • 2006–2009 Camry* (4 cyl.)
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