1987 ranger trans swap help - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech General discussion of 2.9L and 3.0L V6 Ford Ranger engines.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-12-2016
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Danville ky
Posts: 2
1987 ranger trans swap help

Working on a 87 2.9 5speed. Swapping back to automatic. Truck was auto origannally, but we changed to 5 speed several years ago. Now we are swapping back to auto. We bought a motor and trans together out of a 87, and our motor and trans was bought together as well when we changed motor and trans to use the 5 speed. So basically what I'm doing is trying to put an auto trans on to it the motor from the 5 speed. I used the flywheel and crank spacer off the auto motor, put the auto trans in and let won't go far enough up to bolt to the motor. The converter is lined up and all four bolts are thru the flywheel. But the converter is still against trans bell housing and I'm about 1/2" from the block. Both motors are from an 87. Only difference is one was auto and other was 5 speed. Do I need a different flywheel to use with out the crank spacer? The auto flywheel won't fit over the crank where the pilot bushing is is why I used the spacer. A any suggestions is appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-12-2016
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 5,757
Converter is lined up

Does that mean you rotated it so it slid all the way into transmission to lock into front pump slots?
Should slide in 2 or 3 times as tabs and slots line up inside the transmission.
If you force it it WILL break front pump and trans would need to be rebuilt

Flexplate is what you are using, flywheel is for clutch setup

Last edited by RonD; 07-12-2016 at 12:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-12-2016
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Danville ky
Posts: 2
Converter all the way against bell housing and bolts are thru flex plate. Convert is hitting bell housing in back and flex plate in front. I think we need to take the spacer out and grind the flange down outside of where pilot bearing goes. Our flex plate don't fit over the flange. That's why I used the spacer
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-13-2016
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 5,757
D4ZZ 6434 A is the part number of the spacer for A4LD and flexplate

Never did this on A4LD automatic so just asking....could the flex plate be on backwards?
Sticking out instead of in at the edges
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Engine and trans Swap 05 FX4 w/3.0L to a 302/5.0 and T-5 trans Ranger052008 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 4 02-19-2016 03:53 PM
1987 ranger 2.3l need help please! tf79 SOHC - 2.3L & 2.5L Lima Engines 1 10-27-2013 03:40 PM
Grinding Starter, 1987 ranger. Need Help! david.kraft18 General Ford Ranger Discussion 3 02-14-2013 12:02 PM
1987 2.3 idle problem...need help 87ranger2wd SOHC - 2.3L & 2.5L Lima Engines 5 10-08-2011 12:17 PM
my 1987 ranger 2.3 liter diesel jimmy73077 General Ford Ranger Discussion 15 09-30-2005 12:34 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:49 AM.