Q: Can a 96 Lexus es300 transmission fit in a 00 es300?

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Can a 96 Lexus es300 transmission fit in a 00 es300?

The 1996 Lexus ES300 used a Type A541E transmission while the 2000 model year used a Type U140E. The two transmissions are completely different. If you are looking for a transmission for your 2000 Lexus, simply go to Car-Part.com and you will find an exact match for your car (there are many, many listed for your model year). Transmission swaps on modern computer controlled vehicles must be exact matches because if you attempt to use a transmission that is not cataloged as a direct cross reference, you will find that the engine and transmission computers are not interchangeable. Even if you can get a "different" non-interchange transmission to physically fit, it will not operate properly and the PCM will spit out error codes. If you are interested in a transmission replacement (OEM to OEM), YourMechanic professionals in certain locales can assist with that. Please simply inquire based on your locale. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic.

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