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Old 11-22-2007
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auto tranny to manual tranny in a '97 4.0 4wd.....

Since my auto tranny is going and i really wanted a manual tranny when i got this truck, how hard would the swap be?

I know i would need to following:
- transmission for a 4wd
- ECM
- clutch pedal assembly
- clutch reservoir
- steering column for a manual

anything else i am forgetting?

Questions so far:
1. How hard would this swap be?
2. Would the ECM have to be out of a '97 4.0 manual with 4wd or could it be out of a 2wd 4.0 '97?
3. Could it be done in a day with 2 or 3 guys working on it?
4. Would a 4.0 SOHC tranny bolt up to a 4.0 OHV engine?


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Good thread maurice. If my tranny ever goes I want to do the same thing. But I only know about what you have stated already and the questions I have are also the same as yours.

So really this was a BUMP.
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i doubt it would be hard.....proabably easier than going from a manual to an auto.......
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Not that hard, don't forget the fly wheel and xfer case, plus a drive shaft (maybe)
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since you have 35's DO NOT get a stock clutch.
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Not that hard, don't forget the fly wheel and xfer case, plus a drive shaft (maybe)
got the flywheel on my list to get......

i will be able to keep my electric t-case.....

driveshafts will be the same since my 1 piece driveshaft came off a manual truck.....

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since you have 35's DO NOT get a stock clutch.
i have money figured in for a SPEC clutch......
do you have a link to one? i have $225 figured for a new clutch kit....is that enough?
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hmm 225? that is what i paid for a stock one. i am not sure on the price. i think it was around $400 maybe 300?

just it will be worth it. i put the stocker in and it sucks. that is what i need to upgrade.
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i think its $350ish for a spec 2 i could be wrong...

btw dont forget your sub console will not work
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hmm 225? that is what i paid for a stock one. i am not sure on the price. i think it was around $400 maybe 300?

just it will be worth it. i put the stocker in and it sucks. that is what i need to upgrade.
the one thing to consider is i have 4.56 gears and you have 4.10 gears........

do you have a link to a SPEC clutch? Summit doesn't have them, but they do have a high performance clutch for $350....

is this a good one:
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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btw dont forget your sub console will not work
yea i know....i am getting ready to PM someone about it to see if they want it....
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yea i know but even with 4.56s it would suck. the centforce's are nice. i have one in my old ranger and it is great.

i would get centerforce over the spec.
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sweet thanks!
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yea i know....i am getting ready to PM someone about it to see if they want it....
I'd be willing to trade if you want. i'd like to have one of those. Let me know.
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Dont forget a manaul gauge cluster....unless you are ok with the P-R-N-D-2-1 being there
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Dont forget a manaul gauge cluster....unless you are ok with the P-R-N-D-2-1 being there
that wont bother me for a while....unless i can find a grey Ranger or cluster that doesn't have them....

i actually think i there is just a cover that goes there in the manual clusters......i am going to a yard tomorrow during lunch to pull some parts, i will have to try and get that....
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Will your old auto tranny bolt up to my '01 4.0?

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i PM'd you Brenton....
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yeah, the auto part just clips out of the cluster, and the manual thing is just a little cover that clips in.

its super easy to change.
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sweet! i am going to grab one tomorrow......hopefully the yard i am going to at lunch will have a couple....
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if they don't have any im going to assume you could order one from ford.

hell, you could just use some electrical tape and cardboard if you had to.
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