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how hard would it be?

i got a 01 edge reg cab with a 4.0sohc. i wana put a 5spd in it. my question to everyone is how hard would it be. i have friends that are machanics at garages that could help but i didnt know if it was a to big of a obsticle to handle. my buddys selling his ranger 4.0 that has a 5spd so i figured id take that rebuild the tranny and pop in a new clutch and wed be good to go.

Or would i be better off buying a tranny and clutch and all that and have a shop do it
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its easier to go from and automatic to a manual, thats about all i know
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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)
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Brad, glad to see that you are becoming active on the forums in other areas!
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its easier to go from and automatic to a manual, thats about all i know
It depends, Wayne changed his truck over to the 700r4 GM automatic. If he was 2wd like myself, going from manual to auto wouldn't be all that hard....
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there are speed sensor differences that are tough to overcome, but not impossible.
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^^^Actually if you have 2wd and had a manual to begin with, doing the GM trans swap would allow full use of your stock speedometer, from what I am told...

EDIT: after looking at the first post again, it looks like he wants to go Ford auto to Ford manual. My bad...
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