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Old 04-15-2019, 01:46 PM   #1
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Corolla motor/trans swap into 03 celica

I got a 2zz with lsd from corolla (lsd verified by mwr). I’ve heard that the linkage is on the opposite side. I’m trying to avoid spending more money to get a celica c60. Please help how do I make it fit? Can I just use corolla cables? (Doing an auto manual swap) A list of things would be greatly appreciated.
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Can't help with a list of things.

The Corolla cables may not be the correct length once installed in the Celica to operate properly. It depends on the distance from the shifter inside the cabin to the gearbox linkages. If that distance is longer in the Corolla than the Celica (or vice versa) you will have no luck.
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get a celica C60, you can modify the trans housing to work but thats more $$$. sell that trans and get the right trans.
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Hey, it helps to know the year of the corolla c60 and yeah I had a shop attempt this, they claim it interferes with the exhaust manifold when the cables turn 90 degrees to the side or possibly burn.

Note: confirmed this could explain why 98' up corolla cables are heat shielded by aluminum housing and not used on the 4age front exhaust or late model rubber hose counterpart.

Now if one is to solve this problem one must understand the problem, before one thinks one must feel.. that brake distributer interferes with the gear shift selector (it's too long) so depending on your budget there may be a way.

1. Relocate distributer or brake lines to Corolla spec. (hood won't close)

2. Removal of dash heater core to install doner cables or swap out lsd.

3. Cut boss out hole for celica shaft. (won't work on 'blacktop' c60)

I could go on if I knew the c60 origins.

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