I'll say I know this isn't really the right place for this, but I was directed here from the explorer boards. My friend has an 01 explorer sport trac with a manual trans. Apparently they didn't make many of these, no one on the explorer forums knows much about them, and they said a 4wd ranger was a close match (i think it may have the same transmission in it anyway).
We are going to swap a new clutch in, and I am the man in charge due to my experience with cars even though i've never been under it or popped the hood...............
A couple of years ago I changed the clutch on my dads 93 ranger (it was RWD) and I'm curious how much harder it would be to do one on a 4wd (let's assume for now that the explorer is the same as the ranger).
Is it going to be as complicated as a FWD vehicle as far as removing axles goes?
How much does the trans weigh (after I remove the transfer case, assuming I can)?
I bench-pressed a 125lb trans into my awd 3000gt not too long ago -- can I try to pull the same nonsense here?
Is there a lot of stuff in my way? (exhaust, driveshafts are fine, a/c, power steering will be a bit more annoying)
after searching I couldn't find a walkthrough, but I gathered most of the bolts on these vehicles are metric -- am I wrong?
thanks a bunch in advance, as I tackle this over the next few days I may be posting a lot more.