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Old 04-17-2010
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I got a ford ranger 96 5spd The trans has begun giving me some issue lately so i decide that i would just throw another one in. I work in a auto dismantling yard and we got this one ranger in. I think it is 97-98 its a 5spd everything is the same as my ranger except for the ranger has 3.0 v6 and the one i want to get the trans out of is a inline 4. Are the bell housing and trans the same will they bolt right up or are they different. They look similar please help thank you.
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Old 04-18-2010
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Bellhousing bolt pattern is different for all three engines of that era and the bell is part of the transmission case. So, no, it wont interchange as a complete unit. Most, if not all internal parts should be the same between 2.3 and 3.0.
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