Usable Parts from an Automatic?

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Abletobecain
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Usable Parts from an Automatic?

Post by Abletobecain » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:44 pm

Hello all,

I'm going to be stripping an 1984 automatic 4WD this weekend. I'm going to basically be taking everything that I can get in an afternoon.

All of my cars are manuals so I'm curious what will translate...the engines are the same right? So I could take the whole head?
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Re: Usable Parts from an Automatic?

Post by SirFoxx » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:36 pm

Yes, the motors should be the same.
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Re: Usable Parts from an Automatic?

Post by Petros » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:00 pm

everything from the firewall forward should be the same, body parts, suspension, engine and components, etc.
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Re: Usable Parts from an Automatic?

Post by rer233 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:53 pm

Front strut tubes are shorter in FWD.
if it aint there, there's a good chance it won't break!
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Re: Usable Parts from an Automatic?

Post by rer233 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:56 pm

Oops- sorry- didn't realize it was a 4WD!
if it aint there, there's a good chance it won't break!
83 SR5 Silver/Blue (Snowmobile/work beater)-totaled but drivable
85 SR5 Blue
88 SR5 White (the 'good' one)-not anymore-totaled
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Re: Usable Parts from an Automatic?

Post by Abletobecain » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:18 am

Thanks all. I figured the engines were the same but I just wanted to double check before I started pulling stuff I can't use. It's supposed to be cold and rainy so I'm trying to maximize my time on it.
1977 BMW R100S 1WD ("Brunhilda"/Summer Fun)
2007 Tundra Limited Crewmax 4x4 ("Tetsuo Shima"/Hauler) SOLD :cry:
1983 DLX Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Charlie"/Daily Driver)
1987 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Sprocket"/Off-road-Camping)
1985 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Lucky"/Project)
1983 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Cadaver"/Parts Car)
1987 DLX Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Lil Red") SOLD :)

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Re: Usable Parts from an Automatic?

Post by Petros » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:15 pm

if the CV axles are in good shape, they are worth getting as well. if it is 4wd, I would also pull the rear brakes off, the backing plate and pull the left and right axles. if the bearings are good, they are also worth getting, usually it would be cheaper to buy the axle than buy a new rear axle bearing when you need it. It is also a fairly simple and fast swap out to replace a rear bearing if you have an axle with a good bearing already installed.

Replacing the rear bearing is not a DIY job, you need a big press to swap out the bearing and retaining collar on the axle shaft.

the driveshaft might be worth getting if the carrier bearing and the u-joints are good, but I think the front half is shorter for the auto trans (but not sure about that). If so you can only use the rear half and carrier bearing of the driveshaft from the 4wd.

the rear diff uses a different final drive ratio, so that is not useful to you.
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
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