I am: Bob .
Join Date: Nov 2004
Vehicle: 2003 Ford Ranger
Drive Type: 4x4
Total Props: 19
FX4 manual shifter:
2002 FX4 Off Road
2003~2007 FX4 Level II.
2008~2009 FX4 Off Road
(Other manual 4x4's from these years use the same shifter found on your 03 2WD)
The shifter is made from a solid tapered rod welded to a lower mount cup with a rubber vibration damper inside. The inside of that rubber damper is bonded to a cast, or perhaps forged, lower mount. The **** screws on and has a M12 x1.75 thread.
Stock Shifter 03 Ranger 2WD:
Most of the shift lever is a hollow, tapered tube with a rubber vibration damper inside the lower part, Similar to the FX4, the inside of the rubber damper is bonded to the lower mount. The shift **** is glued onto a spline formed on the upper part of the tube. None of this shifter assembly is designed to be disassembled but the **** can be removed by tapping upward with a hammer and wooden block.
Either shifter assembly can be removed from the transmission stub by removing the wedge at the bottom. The wedge is extracted by moving the nut to the other side of the wedge and tightening. The FX4 shifter and your 03 2WD shifter are interchangeable.
2003 FX4 Level II, Supercharged 5.0L V8, Headers,Duals 4R70W auto, BW4406 manual T/C
Aussie Locker, Torsen L/S, 4.10's, Bilstein 7100 rezzies, Cadillac/Mustang rear discs, Duff traction bars
Keypad Entry, Lock LEDs, ABS switch, sway bar discos, Heated seats, Explorer EATC, Trip Computer and consoles
5.0L V8 swap: Click
2003 XLT 2.3L M5OD-R1 reg cab beater, 2011 Taurus SEL, 2016 C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid
Last edited by rwenzing; 04-12-2010 at 04:28 AM.