There are many of us out there who have trouble identifying transmissions when we are running through the wrecking or scrap yard. We have looked over numerous reference books to bring some understanding to this important and troublesome question. The transmission pans are the best way to discern the difference between the many varieties of transmissions. This is only a BASIC generalization and there are other smaller differences between the years of the transmission production.
Manual Transmissions can also be generally identified, simply by looking at their profile.The main housing profile tells you what family it is part of.