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QUESTION: toyota matrix 5 speed trans. failed, can older model corolla C59 M.T. fit with out Modification such as one out of a 2000 corolla.

ANSWER: Hello, what year is the matrix and what engine does it have?. If the engines are the same the transmissions are the same as well

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QUESTION: the matrix is a 2004 1.8zz1, 5 speed C59 and just lets say the downer trans was out of a 1998 to 2002 corolla 1.8zz1, 5 speed C59.
1)will it fit with out modification?
2)will it rev higher or lower in 5th at 100 km/hr?
3) the matrix does not use a pilot bearing because pilot shaft is shorter, so do I install pilot bearing if required on older C59?
 Thank you for your reply in advance

It wlll physically fit because they both use the same drivetrain/frame combination, don't know about the gear ratios but my best educated guess is that they are the same, neither corolla or matrix use a pilot bearing, if the donor transmission has an input shaft that requires a pilot bearing then it will not work, as far as I know the manual transmissions are all the same for the 1ZZ-FE engines for corolla and matrix

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