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Tranny code question

Hello,

I just bought a tranny for my awd talon and it ended up being the wrong one. I'm trying to figure out exactly what application this model tranny goes on and from what I've gathered it looks like it's possibly a Galant GSX tranny. Just curious if anyone could verify this for me. The model number on the tranny is W5M312VPXZ

Thanks in advance!
 

I dont see a VPXZ in the listing I have.

Everything below is what I've gathered online....mostly from here.

quote:
quote:


Transmission model numbers that I know will interchange with my 1991
> Mitsubishi Galant VR4 AWD 5spd turbo:
>
> Model Comments
>
> W5M33-2-NQBK 91-2 Galant VR4 up to 4/92
> W5M33-2-NQBM 92 Galant VR4 mfg 5/92
> W5M33-2-NPXV 91-94 Eclipse AWD 5spd mfg 6/90-2/94
> W5M33-2-NNZT 95? Eclipse AWD 5spd mfg 3/94 [not sure about this
one]
> W5M33-2-NPZT 95-96 Eclipse AWD 5spd mfg 3/94-6/96
>
> From my friends with a switchable 2WD->4WD JDM Galant trans that I
> would LOVE to get a hold of:
> C5OPH-EK1420 or
> C5JPF-FL8420
>
> See http://www.vfaq.com/mods/Tranny-switchable.html for more
details.
>
>>
> FYI: Other Mitsu AWD M/T trans of note that WILL NOT interchange
> (supposedly):
>
> W5MG1-0-FNBR 3000GT 4WD w/ 4WS, 5spd mfg 4/90-5/92
> W5MG1-1-FNCR 3000GT 4WD w/ 4WS, 5spd mfg 11/91-5/92
> W5MG1-2-FNBR or FCNR 3000GT 4WD w/ 4WS, 5spd mfg 6/92-9/92
> W5MG1-3-FNBR or FCNR 3000GT 4WD w/ 4WS, 5spd mfg 10/92-5/93
> W6MG1-0-FNBR 3000GT 4WD w/ or w/o 4WS, 6spd mfg 6/93-end
>
> W5M33-2-NPZS 89-90 Eclipse AWD 5spd turbo mfg 3/89-6/90 [change
> shift linkage]
> W5M33-2-MUZT 97-99 Eclipse AWD 5spd turbo mfg 7/96-end
>
> W5M31-2-VQZH Galant GSX AWD non-turbo 5spd mfg 6/89-5/90
> W5M31-2-VQBK Galant GSX AWD non-turbo 5spd mfg 6/90-5/92
>
> W5M31-2-VNXL Expo-LRV 1.8 AWD non-turbo 5spd
> W5M33-2-NNXL Expo-LRV 2.4 AWD non-turbo 5spd
> W5M33-2-NNXL Expo 2.4 AWD non-turbo 5spd mfg 6/92-2/94
> W5M33-2-NNXZ Expo 2.4 AWD non-turbo 5spd mfg 5/91-5/92
quote:

US TEL 1G 3/89 - 6/90 (shift link) -> w5m332npzs
US TEL 1G 6/90 - 2/94 -> w5m332npxv
US TEL 2G 3/94 - 6/96 -> w5m332npzt
US TEL 2G 7/96 and up -> w5m332muzt

US spec GVR4 to 4/92 -> w5m332nqbk
US spec GVR4 5/92 and up -> w5m332nqbm

US Galant GSX AWD non-turbo 6/89-5/90 -> w5m312vqzh
US Galant GSX AWD non-turbo 6/90-5/92 -> w5m312vqbk

US Expo 1G AWD -> w5m33_mn__??? (Anyone know?)
US Expo-LRV 1.8 AWD non-turbo 5spd -> w5m312vnxl
US Expo-LRV 2.4 AWD non-turbo 5spd -> w5m332nnxl
US Expo 2.4 AWD non-turbo 6/92-2/94 -> w5m332nnxl
US Expo 2.4 AWD non-turbo 5/91-5/92 -> w5m332nnxz

quote:
w5m332 means they are for turbo AWD 4g63 powered 1G, GVR4 and evo 1-3 (don't know about evo iv and beyond, anyone?).

nq -> is for the GVR4 (US and JDM)
np -> if the the US 1G and some 2G cars (up to 96; in '97 MMC switched from np to mu for the 2G)
c50ph -> is the switchable tranny (2wd/4wd)
c51ph -> if for the 88-89 JDM VR4 (early GVR4s) and select foreign market (a specimen was reported in Australia for example) GVR4s

All of the above are compatible with the GVR4 3 bolt and the 1G 4 bolt rear diffs.

wq -> is for the GVR4 RS and the evo1
evo2 and evo3 -> trannies each have letters that are different from all of the above and from one another.

The wq and evo2 and evo3 trannies DO NOT work with the US GVR4 3 bolt nor the US 1G 4 bolt rear diffs. The above data was gathered from multiple lists over a period of two years. I have found no exceptions to date.


PS -- As an FYI there are some wierd ones, for which I cannot comment about their compatibility with US cars. I'd stay away from these. They are:

nr -> unknown
f5m332sp -> unknown
w5m33?nn -> unknown
w5m33?mn -> unknown


W5M31 is a non turbo galant gsx

 

iceman69510

Turn Right Racing
Staff member
The "V" indicates the final drive ratio of the diff in the trans, so if the "V" matches as it does according to the list provided, it should work. It may have other different ratios or such inside the trans, but the final drive should match.
 

So the V is the final drive ratio, that's what I needed to know.

Thanks!
 

the ending of my tranny is WQEK i believe. i have a front lsd stock as well, had to get a special inner axle cup/splines from japan. i have a reciept for a replaced ring gear, so i dont know if that changed the final drive in the tranny, but it works for sure. i had it checked and checked it myself. i think it was an rs tranny or something. kinda wierd... definately have no idea why it works in my car...
 

We should create a definitive list of tranny codes, and decode once and for all the last letters of each tranny.

At any rate, thought I'd add my latest transmission to the list:

W5M33-2-NRWE also PD3099

Has a factory front viscous LSD, and a 3.545 final ratio. I believe the third letter 'W' signifies the Front VLSD.

It's out of a 1992 1.8 Turbo Lancer GSR 4WD

also

W5M33-2-NRBE

Same as above but minus the front VLSD
 

nevermind, it was w5m332wqek. front lsd, and it works. anyone know what it came out of?
 

quote:Originally posted by RTSGVR-4:
nevermind, it was w5m332wqek. front lsd, and it works. anyone know what it came out of? That works with your stock rear end ? Any idea of the spline count ?
 

quote:Originally posted by iceman69510:
The "V" indicates the final drive ratio of the diff in the trans, so if the "V" matches as it does according to the list provided, it should work. It may have other different ratios or such inside the trans, but the final drive should match. The "V" in the first position of his tranny code comes from a GGSX, right ? So it wont fit into a GVR4 (or 1G TEL), right ?


Or am I missing something ?
 

quote: I believe the third letter 'W' signifies the Front VLSD. My tranny has w5m332 WQWK
I know it's an RS tranny, but does this mean it has LSD as well?? Anybody??
 

496of2000

Well-known member
Pull the axles and if you can see through the diff. it's a LSD, if you see a crossbar is a STD open diff.
 

Street Surgeon

Well-known member
I bought my tranny from the infamous.... Manny Alvarez. This kid was a total nuisance to deal with, and I would NEVER do that again... HOWEVER, I did get a good tranny AND transfer case from him, even though it took over 2 months of constant nagging to get.

My transmission code is.

C51PH-FM7654

He claimed this was one of the "stronger" GVR4 trannies, and that it had double sleaved synchros on some of the gears etc.

I am currently running this transmission on my '94 TSi AWD with a 4bolt rear.
 

CO VR4

Well-known member
Do you mean the "infamous" scammer Manny ALVES (not Alvarez) from San Diego?

He sold that same tranny to at least 3 people that I know of. If you actually received it, you're extremely fortunate. Even more fortunate if it works.

See the Good Guy/Bad Guy list for more info. I had to go to San Diego to collect mine.
 

CO VR4

Well-known member
Back on topic.

I've got a switchable FWD/AWD tranny and transfer case that came attached to a JDM RS motor with the big 16g and yellow top 510 injectors.

The numbers stamped into the bellhousing are:

C50PH
EV2354

Any guesses on what the EV stands for?

[ 08-07-2004, 03:50 PM: Message edited by: CO VR4 ]
 

My code is for a VR4 Evo,

W5M332WQNK MA1962

It was: non LSD front diff, close ratio box, 3.909 ratio.

W might be the diff ratio code as VR4 Evo, late VR4 RS, Evo 1&2 all use the 3.909 ratio, since this box has the same ratios as an Evo 1, and the VR4 RS, Q might be the gearset code, as the EVO 2/3 have a different gearset, N might be the non LSD/viscous LSD/plate LSD front diff code. K=?...steel selector forks?

Interesting that RTSGVR-4 had to get a special axle cup sent as I have just fitted a LSD to my gearbox and the standard axle cup went straight in...my is a plate type, maybe his is a viscous?

I wonder how this code relates to the rear end? I had a 3.909 4-spider viscous with 4ws. Unfortunately, there is no marking on the pumpkin.

Mike.

[ 08-07-2004, 07:01 PM: Message edited by: 91vr4evolution ]
 

CO VR4

Well-known member
Did the switchable transmission also get installed in an EVO 1? Mike or anyone else in Australia or N.Z. have access to better info than us stateside?
 

quote:Originally posted by CO VR4:
Did the switchable transmission also get installed in an EVO 1? Mike or anyone else in Australia or N.Z. have access to better info than us stateside? I talked the guys at Ralliart a while ago about this, and the head mechanic said that the switchable transmission was an option on early VR4s (87-89?). I took this to mean the KM255 gearbox, but as there is a C50PH code for the W5M33 gearbox, he could have meant the gearboxes that were built before MMC started putting the four letter code on. I have never heard of a switchable Evo 1.

Also, I have just checked the code of my brother-in-law's Evo 2 gearbox which is going in his auto VR4:

W5M332WPGE. It appears to have an open front diff. And he doen't want to open it up to check.
smile.gif


So the W probably is the 3.909 diff, and the 'P' is maybe the gearset? Maybe the 'E' means Lancer, and the 'K' on my gearbox means Galant? (except for last of the US VR4 gearboxes which may have been in the US for T/E/L and used in the VR4.)

Mike.

Afterthought: Maybe the fourth letter relates to the bellhousing, you know, 'cause the Lancers use a mount on the housing, and Galants have the mount on the engine.
 

quote:pull the axles and if you can see through the diff. it's a LSD, if you see a crossbar is a STD open diff. Just to clarify - this maybe true on normal trannies, but does not apply to switchables. My switchable is see-through but is non-LSD. One more curve ball in figuring out trannies.

I saw an article from a transmission rebuilder way back that the letters after the W5M3x-???? were meaningless - they referred to the bill of materials used to put together that specific trans type and did not inherently specify configuration. In other words, the letters / numbers after W5M33 [which do consistently indicate trans type] are meaningless without the internal Mitsu cross reference to the parts used.
 
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