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How do you tell a mazda tranny from a ford tranny

I have a 1993 ranger with the 4L and a manual transmission. The trans went out a while back and I have found a few transmissions that have the same number of bolts on the bell housing and the starter is on the same side but I have been told that it makes a difference if it is a mazda or a ford. How in the world do I tell the difference? Will they interchange??? Please help.
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all rangers from 93+ use a mazda manual trans...as long as its a M5OD-R1 from another 4.0 you'll be fine

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Awesome, thanks!! What about and explorer? A junkyard has one nearby from a exploder and it looks real similar.
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Expo manuals are rare, it must be a 2 door. With the 4.0 they still use the 5-speed M5OD-R1 manual.
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Thank you, you have been most helpfull!!
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i didnt even know they had manual tranny exploders...
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Neither did I until I saw one at the JY.
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