Engine Toyota 7A-FE

The 7A-FE engine was produced from 1993 to 2002. The first generation built for Canada had 115 hp at 5600 rpm and 149 Nm at 2800 rpm. From 1995 to 1997, a special version for the United States was produced, the power of which was 105 hp at 5200 rpm and 159 Nm at 2800 rpm. Indonesian and Russian versions of the engine are the most powerful.

The A family also includes engines: 8A‑FE, 5A‑FE, 5A‑FHE, 4A‑FE, 4A‑FHE, 4A‑GE, 4A‑GZE, 7A‑FE.

The largest power unit of the A series appeared later than everyone else and was no different from its injection counterparts: a cast-iron block and an aluminum cylinder head with two camshafts for 16 valves, a timing belt drive rotates the intake camshaft, and the exhaust shaft is connected to it through a gear. Hydraulic lifters are also not provided.

In addition to the regular version of the engine, an economical Lean Burn modification was common, which can be easily distinguished by the nozzles that are built into the cylinder head, and not into the intake manifold.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Avensis 1 (T220) in 1997 – 2001;
  • Toyota Caldina 1 (T190) in 1996 – 1997; Caldina 2 (T210) in 1997 – 2001;
  • Toyota Carina 6 (T190) in 1994 – 1996; Carina 7 (T210) in 1996 – 2001;
  • Toyota Celica 6 (T200) in 1993 – 1999;
  • Toyota Corolla 7 (E100) in 1993 – 1997; Corolla 8 (E110) in 1997 – 2002;
  • Toyota Corolla Spacio 1 (E110) in 1997 – 2001;
  • Toyota Corona 10 (T190) in 1994 – 1996; Corona 11 (T210) in 1996 – 2001;
  • Toyota Sprinter E110 in 1995 – 2001.


Production years 1993-2002
Displacement, cc 1762
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 105/5200
Torque output, Nm 159/2800
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 85.5
Compression ratio 9.5
Manufacturer Kamigo Plant
Shimoyama Plant
Deeside Engine Plant
North Plant
Tianjin FAW Plant No. 1
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30 / 10W-30 / 15W-40 / 20W-50
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Carina 1996)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 130

Disadvantages of the 7A-FE engine

Engine Toyota 7A-FE under the hood

  1. Increased burnout of gasoline. The lambda probe does not function. An urgent replacement is required. If spark plugs, dark outlet and shaking at idle appear, the MAP sensor needs to be corrected.
  2. Vibration and excessive consumption of gasoline. The nozzles need to be cleaned.
  3. Speed ​​problems. Need diagnostics of the valve at idle speed, as well as clean the throttle valve and check the sensor of its location.
  4. There is no start of the motor when the speed is out of order. The unit heating sensor is to blame.
  5. Instability of the speed. It is necessary to clean the throttle valve block, idle valve, spark plugs, crankcase valves and injectors.
  6. Engine stalls regularly. Defective fuel filter, distributor or fuel pump.
  7. Increased oil consumption over a liter per 1,000 km. The rings and valve stem seals need to be replaced.
  8. Knocking on the motor. The reason is loose piston pins. It is necessary to adjust the valve clearances every 100 thousand kilometers.

On average, 7A is a good unit (in addition to the Lean Burn version) with a mileage of up to 300 thousand km.

4 thoughts on “Engine Toyota 7A-FE”

  1. jens hultgren

    This is one of the most reliable gasoline motors Toyota ever made. I have had plenty of 1,8L Avensis with 200-400000 kms on them and they rarely if ever used any oil, and if so because of simple leaks.

  2. I have a used Toyota Corolla 1998 4wd in good conditions with the 7A-FE Engine! Powefull but the only problem is the excessive fuel consumption 10.2L/100km Petrol ! Is this normal? What do i need to replace for good fuel consumption?

    1. Consumption strongly depends on the mode of use of the car. For city driving, with traffic jams and short trips, this is quite normal fuel consumption.

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