Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Toyota celica with engine replaced

asked by on

I want to buy a car from a guy who said he replaced the engine with a similar one, same model. My question is, wasn't he suppossed to change the gearbox too along with the engine, or if it's the same model, do they fit perfectly?
My car has a manual transmission.

A: The 7th generation Toyota Celica was in pro...

The 7th generation Toyota Celica was in production from 1999 until 2006 so I am going to assume that your Toyota also falls into this time frame.

The engine in your Celica is the 1ZZ-FE, which is a motor code used to identify the engine. This engine was used not only in the Celica but also the Corolla and RAV4. The transmissions will all have the same bolt pattern to accomadate these engines, even if the engine originally came from something different than your Celica.

If your transmission is in good working order, it is not necessary to replace it. The 2001 Toyota Celica does have a common issue with misfires, so if your vehicle is a 2001, it could be likely that the previous owner did in fact replace the engine with a different year or model to ensure there are no future problems.

Check out this link if you are curious to read more about your engine and the other models that use it.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Radiator leak

Hello. It may very well be that there is a leak in the radiator, but it is also possible that there is a leak in another area of the coolant system. All of the radiator hoses, as well as the...

Q: Engine came on and we took it to Autozone. Code read P0430

Hello. This issue can be caused by a failing catalytic converter or by a bad oxygen sensor. As for driving the vehicle, if it is not lacking any power then it should be fine to drive. The only time a...

Q: Car not changing gears

I'm going to assume you have a manual transmission. The transmission in your Ford is a G15M-R fully synchronized 5-speed. Your problem could be with the clutch or clutch hydraulics. If a transmission is hard to shift into gear, or...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...