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I've been researching how long Toyota has been using the six speed manual transmission that's in my 2014, and I can't really find any information. Do you know if it's been used a while? Is it the one they're still using in the 2020? Does anyone have any stories about how long they last, or should they last forever if treated right?

Also, any information about the clutch? How does it hold up? Is it the same clutch Toyota has been using for years? When people do major upgrades do they always update the clutch too?

I always get a manual transmission vehicle, and so far I love it.

Really appreciate it, thanks!
 

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I don’t know much about the history about my 2014 Corolla L’s 6MT and clutch. Just from my car, it’s got 158k miles on the original transmission and clutch. Heck, I’m still on the car’s original brake pads and rotors. I’ve taken it to two shops and they said the brakes still look good.

The only thing I had to change with the drivetrain was a custom fitted gear shift bushing from hardware store parts because my bushings were loose. I also changed my transmission oil from its original oil at around 145k miles. Then I changed my brake fluid at 155k miles since it’s the same fluid supplying the hydraulic clutch.

My car shifts like new and I have a good feeling that the engine and drivetrain will be the least of my concern in terms of this car’s durability.


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I don’t know much about the history about my 2014 Corolla L’s 6MT and clutch. Just from my car, it’s got 158k miles on the original transmission and clutch. Heck, I’m still on the car’s original brake pads and rotors. I’ve taken it to two shops and they said the brakes still look good.

The only thing I had to change with the drivetrain was a custom fitted gear shift bushing from hardware store parts because my bushings were loose. I also changed my transmission oil from its original oil at around 145k miles. Then I changed my brake fluid at 155k miles since it’s the same fluid supplying the hydraulic clutch.

My car shifts like new and I have a good feeling that the engine and drivetrain will be the least of my concern in terms of this car’s durability.


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Was changing the oil on the trans pretty simple? In the past its always been a pain on my manual cars. Usually a little plug to check the level, and I think I've always just added, and never even emptied trans fluid in a manual.
 

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I just had it done at a shop. I use to change fluids in my car but I just don’t have the time now. I’m pretty sure it’s easy to do but there’s just a lot of panels that must be removed plus the drivers side front tire on the Corolla.


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I've been researching how long Toyota has been using the six speed manual transmission that's in my 2014, and I can't really find any information. Do you know if it's been used a while? Is it the one they're still using in the 2020? Does anyone have any stories about how long they last, or should they last forever if treated right?

Also, any information about the clutch? How does it hold up? Is it the same clutch Toyota has been using for years? When people do major upgrades do they always update the clutch too?

I always get a manual transmission vehicle, and so far I love it.

Really appreciate it, thanks!
I've never had a problem with any MT that I've owned since new. If you buy used you never know how someone drove it or maintained it. I change the gear oil every 30-35k miles, it's very easy to change. Loosen the fill plug on the side and then the drain plug on the bottom. Replace the drain plug and fill the transmission through the fill hole until it starts to pour out. Put in the fill bolt and you are done. Very easy to do when doing an engine oil change. The clutch will last a long time depending on how you use it. If you abuse it you will have to change it sooner. I just changed the clutch in my daughters 1994 Corolla and it had over 200k miles on it and I taught 2 of my daughters how to drive a stick on that car.
 

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Using wrong fluids can destroy the synchros in the transmission. The synchro is made of yellow metal, not sure if it's in fact brass or not. Assumption seems to be close.

Anyways, as mentioned earlier, if it's used, always a good idea to change it right after the sale. Since likely there's lack of service history, it's just safe insurance and easy to do.

You can always do a couple of these drains and fills within the first 10k after buying it used. This way, you remove most of the old fluid out of the transmission.
 

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Thanks guys appreciate the responses. I'll probably try and do a drain and refill in the next week. From what I remember the drain bolt is big, something like 17mm or so.
 

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Thanks guys appreciate the responses. I'll probably try and do a drain and refill in the next week. From what I remember the drain bolt is big, something like 17mm or so.
My Toyotas have a huge 24mm drain and fill bolt on my MT cars.
 
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