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84 Ranger 4x4 2.3 manual

I haven't post in this forum since March, 2009.
I'm hoping somebody can help me locate a transmission for my truck.

The belhousing is cracked, and the starter is connected to it. Everytime I start it, it grinds the flywheel. So I have to roll it, and bump start. (lucky for me, my drive way is on a hill )
And the belhousing is totally connected to the tranny, meaning I need a hole new tranny.

I bought it for the winter so I can park my other ride. And she did her job,..... Barley.
Anyways, any info would be greatly appreciated! Anybody that helps out significantly, I'll mail you a Wu-Tang sticker!

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http://craigslist.org/

Or the JY. im pretty sure anything pre 92 will work in it.
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http://craigslist.org/

Or the JY. im pretty sure anything pre 92 will work in it.
Eh, not much help. I've scoured Craigslist. I've been searching for this tranny for a year now. Anybody kno what year will fit? I think it's 84-88....?
Please help.
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Where abouts do you live? That might help us help you.
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Where abouts do you live? That might help us help you.
Pittsburgh PA area, I also have a home away from home in Canton Ohio
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I doubt a 2wd tranny from a 97, will fit in a 4wd 84. Unless u know something I don't........?
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Wasn't paying attention to what truck you had. My bad. Well either way craigslist or a JY is your best bet.
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Wasn't paying attention to what truck you had. My bad. Well either way craigslist or a JY is your best bet.
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Wasn't paying attention to what truck you had. My bad. Well either way craigslist or a JY is your best bet.
I've looked on craigslist for about 6 months now. Nothing. And there isn't anything at my local JY's.
From what I gathered, a 2.3 4x4 ranger is kinda rare. Therefore it's a pain to find a tranny.
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You could get a price from tasca. See if that link below works and request a quote.

http://www.tascaparts.com/partlocato...84&catalogid=1
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Anybody know what years will work for me? I think a tranny from 83-92 will work. But not sure?
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I don't really know WHAT I'm looking for there.......?
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This may be something too look into. It will be time consuming and maybe costly but you gotta do what you gotta do, that is if it will work. From what I know the only part of the transmission case casting that is different between engine/transmission combos is the bell housing and the back would be the same where the tail housing bolts on. So what I am thinking is that you get a 2.3 two wheel drive manual trnsmission that will bolt to your engine, then take everything out of it and take the tailhousing off. Then you take your original transmission apart and swap in your internals into your new housing, most importantly your output shaft. Then you put on your 4x4 tailhousing and in theory you should have a 2.3 manual 4x4 transmission that should be identical to what you had. Hopefully someone can verify this can be done because it will be easier than finding a 2,3 4x4 transmission. I hope this helps, Dave.
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This may be something too look into. It will be time consuming and maybe costly but you gotta do what you gotta do, that is if it will work. From what I know the only part of the transmission case casting that is different between engine/transmission combos is the bell housing and the back would be the same where the tail housing bolts on. So what I am thinking is that you get a 2.3 two wheel drive manual trnsmission that will bolt to your engine, then take everything out of it and take the tailhousing off. Then you take your original transmission apart and swap in your internals into your new housing, most importantly your output shaft. Then you put on your 4x4 tailhousing and in theory you should have a 2.3 manual 4x4 transmission that should be identical to what you had. Hopefully someone can verify this can be done because it will be easier than finding a 2,3 4x4 transmission. I hope this helps, Dave.
Hmmm, sounds plausible. Thanks!
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very interesting , ive got a 94 2wd 5spd ranger id be willing to part out but im in ontario
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The only other thing I can think of is to have it welded if thats possible but I think I would look into what I said earlier.
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no newer than 88. in 89 the ranger got a hydraulic slave
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If you can take the bell housing off the main case then just get a 2wd trans, swap bell housings, and call it a day.
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If you can take the bell housing off the main case then just get a 2wd trans, swap bell housings, and call it a day.
The bell housing on the M5OD is cast as one with the trans casing, not removable like on older transmissions
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Still looking fro a trans.... THIS [email protected]*%ING SUCKS!!! My truck has been sitting in the same spot for months.
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