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Old 01-21-2014
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automatic to manual transmission

Has anyone out there converted their automatic ranger to a manual? How hard was it/ would you do it again? I'm thinking about doing it to mine. But havn't decided yet.
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yes, people have.

you will need:
5 speed (4x4 specific) with shifter
clutch/brake pedal assembly
clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, starter, master cylinder, slave cylinder
drive-shafts (the two transmissions are different lengths)
floor plate over trans w/ hole for shift arm
interior pieces (steering column cover w/out automatic shift arm hole, gear shift floor cover/cupholders
5 speed computer (otherwise the trans will think it's an automatic in park or neutral and only rev to 3k rpm)

some other bits, but those are the major ones. there are a few threads detailing the swap if you search for them.
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A little searching would have answered your question

https://www.ranger-forums.com/projec...al-swap-82820/
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https://www.ranger-forums.com/projec...tarted-139850/

Send pearlkid9988 a message. He's done it and seems like a dude that would be eager to answer questions
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Yep its been done not to hard if your fairly mechanically inclined. Long list of parts in my thread linked above. It took a weekend and was well worth it. Ill never own another auto ranger if that helps sway you after having driven mine both ways the 5 speed is defiantly the winner much better gas mileage and overall feel when driving. PM me if you have any questions.
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Old 01-22-2014
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A little searching would have answered your question

https://www.ranger-forums.com/projec...al-swap-82820/
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https://www.ranger-forums.com/projec...tarted-139850/

Send pearlkid9988 a message. He's done it and seems like a dude that would be eager to answer questions
i try not to be a d!ck on a forum i don't post much on, yet everyone else says to search. crap. gotta step my game up! lol
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It's sometimes easier for us to find stuff quickly from memory if we've been here a while... I have no problem pointing someone in the right direction, so don't hesitate to ask ?s when you can't find what you are looking for. Good luck with the swap!
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What year ranger?

I did it on my 98 and it was easy. Hardest part was the pedals and that was just more annoying.

Not to dig on what they said earlier but I didnt need driveshafts? the 4r44e and m5od are the same lengths. But thats for 98+ rangers. Older may be different
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What year ranger?

I did it on my 98 and it was easy. Hardest part was the pedals and that was just more annoying.

Not to dig on what they said earlier but I didnt need driveshafts? the 4r44e and m5od are the same lengths. But thats for 98+ rangers. Older may be different
might not need them for 4x4 trucks, but the 2wd use different length shafts.


meh....
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its a different slip yoke to my 5 speed shaft was a good bit longer and had a smaller slip yoke than the automatic that came off. Also some of the newer rangers like mine had the bigger automatic 5r44e or 5r55e can't remember and they are much longer and beefier.
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The T case adapters must make up for the difference

His details say is a 94 4x4 so I would gather he can reuse his shafts
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Missed the 4x4 yeah the 4x4 are the same i was still thinking in 2wd good catch.
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Hey everyone, first post on the forum. Been searching everywhere and I have read the entire swap thread above. One piece of info I can't find is where/how the clutch master cylinder is mounted. I have a 99 4.0 auto and want to swap to manual. I looked around brake booster and under the dash and I can't find anywhere the master cyl would go through the firewall.
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follow the auto trans shifter cable you reuse that hole for the master cylinder and it twist locks into a bracket on the pedal assembly.
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I bought a manual transmission from a 98 explorer will it fit my 97 ranger to do this swap they are both for the 4.0
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