Originally Posted by 99ranger4x4
its easier to go from and automatic to a manual, thats about all i know
you mean manual to auto ?
Idealy it can be done but you have the swap out alot - depending on how the factory 5 speeds are designed - you will have the change out the pedal assembly for sure, mount up the hydrolics/clutch master cylinder assembly (if the trans is a hydro trans) and route the hydro tubing - if it is a mechanical trans its a but easier basically you are dealing with the routing of the cable for the clutch assembly, you should be able to do it with factory parts from a truck that is at a junk yard and still has the parts on the truck - dont forget you cut clearence for you shifter assembly in the trans tunnel in the floor boards, you might also have to change up the cross member if there is a difference between the auto and manual trans
In alot of cases by the time you have paid for the work you probably could have bought a used truck with a 5 speed already in it from the factory (idk what Rangers are going for on the secondary market these days)