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Engine/Transmission Alignment

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Engine/Transmission Alignment

Greetings to all! Iím new here. I consider myself to be a pretty decent DIY mechanic, but puzzled about an issue with my Ď94 Ranger (2.3L with 5 speed). My experience has been almost exclusively with older Mercedes Benz diesels and I must admit that this problem has never happened to me before. Iíve just installed a replacement engine in my Ď94 and have found that my engine/transmission is not sitting centered in the chassis. Itís so misaligned that the driveshaft is rubbing the heat shield for the fuel tank. Could someone tell me if Iíve missed a special procedure somewhere with regard to the engine mounts? I installed new mounts for the engine and transmission. I used my transmission with the replacement engine and installed it all as one unit. Puzzled.

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Just as a heads up 1994 and earlier Rangers can only use 1994 and earlier 2.3l engines
1995-1997 2.3l won't work.
1995 model year got newer style of computer and 2.3l got new front engine cover with new sensor, adapter is not possible.

Yes, something is misaligned

Engine sits at an angle, lower on the passenger side.
 
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Thanks!

The replacement engine came from an earlier Ranger. Everything hooks right up, but if youíre sitting in the driverís seat the shifter is sitting far left in the cut out in the tunnel.
 
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From the factory, the centerline of the Ranger engine/transmission is offset an inch or so to the right. On some years, it may be possible to install the transmission crossmember backwards which would push the transmission to the left. I don't know if this is possible on a 94 or not. Just a thought.
 

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Thank You!

I had the cross member in wrong! Just glancing at it there doesnít appear to be any offset, but there sure is. Iím back in business now. I really appreciate the help. As I learn more about my truck I hope to be able to contribute valuable technical information that may help someone else. Now, Iím going to search the archives to find the solution to my not so smooth idle. Again, thank you so much!
 
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Excellent.
 
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Good work

Thanks for the update
 
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