Basic question: will a FWD 4afe fit in the Corolla Alltrac, I would like proof if at all possible. Anyone done this successfully?
Looking at picking up a 1992 Corolla Alltrac wagon for next to nothing. It has rod knock and I'm trying to figure out the best course of action. I have a very tight budget. I'm looking at sourcing a 4afe (same engine code as the corolla fwd/awd, tercel, celica st, etc) out of a fwd car and putting it in. I talked with the local salvage yard and they say it's not the same motor code in their system. I call Yamato and they give me an explanation that the block is different to accept the awd. I call toyota and have them compare part numbers between my fwd celica (93 st with the 4afe) and this car...different numbers.
Now, after doing some reading I hear about people swapping in 4age's from bluetop to blacktop 20v. Only problem I've read up on is the s/c on the 4agze getting in the way of the center diff. Since the 4age swaps in...should the 4afe from a fwd fit? I would think so.