The E56 Transmission:

General info:

Type of Transaxle:E56-07C Manual
Notes: Viscous LSD (C )
Type of Engine: 3S-GE
Models: ST202, ST206, ST207 (Only SS-II 94-95 Superstrut, and some Superstrut model Currens)
A triple- cone type synchromesh mechanism is used in the 2nd gear and a double- cone type synchromesh mechanism is used in the 3rd gear to improve the shift feeling characteristics. This helps to reduce the shifting effort.
A reverse synchromesh mechanism is used to suppress gear engagement noise in reverse gear shifting.
External fin transmission oil cooler. Uses the same transmission front cover only (effectively the bell housing) as the E154F with a plate where the transfer case would connect.

Gear Ratio:

1st Gear: 3.538
2nd Gear: 2.045
3rd Gear: 1.333
4th Gear: 1.028
5th Gear: 0.820
Reverse Gear: -3.583
Differential Gear ratio: 3.944


Oil Capacity: 3.5L (3.7 US qts , 3.1 Imp. qts)
Oil Viscosity: SAE 75W - 90
Oil Grade: API GL-3, GL-4 or GL-5


Use the table below to help you find the cause of the problem. The numbers indicate the priority of the likely cause of problem. Check each part in order. If necessary, replace these parts.


The engagement of the transaxle gears.