Originally Posted by 03 Army Ranger
Awesome, well if it's already got the manual t-case then all I'd need is the manual trans, right?
If thats the case, then Maurice you might just have a buyer for that trans.
You will need the following parts for the swap, but they are not bad:
- flywheel (i recommend the 4.0 OHV flywheel - pre- '97 4.0's)
- clutch (must use 4.0 clutch if you use the 4.0 flywheel)
- manual transmission starter (must use 4.0 starter if you use 4.0 clutch & flywheel)
- 4.0 manual transmission dust plate (the part that is between the engine and transmission)
- clutch pedal assembly (can be found in junk yards for about $25-$30)
- 16AWG wire (for re wiring the 4.0 starter to work in the BII; it is VERY easy. You have to use the stock wire to supply constant voltage to the starter and the 16AWG wire as a trigger for the 4.0 starters solenoid. I did it on my BII and I could show you how)
I got all my parts for about $300 total (new clutch, new flywheel, new starter, new flywheel bolts, new pressure plate bolts, new slave cylinder, and used other parts).
You wont need a new PCM becuase the stock PCM doesn't control much of the auto transmission; it only controls the torque converter lock up and since it doesn't have a torque converter, it wont lock it up. My BII doesn't have a check engine light.
Even converting the newer Rangers isn't bad.