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Old 11-20-2007
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Icon5 Manual to Automatic 01 XLT 3.0

Is it possible and if so whats all involved in swaping out the 5spd for an auto matic trans. Its a 2001 XLT 3.0 extend cab. Any info is greatly appreciated!
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For starters...
Trans
Steering Column
Shift Cable
Wiring Harness
PCM
ECU
Cluster with dispay for automatic
Brake Pedal
Carpet
Others can chime in if I forgot something
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Thanks for the info.
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You don't need the steering column if you just install a floor shifter. You can remove your clutch and re-use the brake assembly that came in the truck. If you put a floor shifter in, then you don't need to screw with the dash and the gear selector display. I don't see why you would need different carpet either...
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Yeah your right you can get away without carpet. I was assuming a stock look, so it wouldn't look "messed with" (shifter, cluster...)
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Ranger autos are junk. You're much better off sticking with the manual. This is the opposite of the swap people usually do. Most swap autos for manuals b/c they're tired of putting new trannys in and would rather just replace a clutch.


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The only problem is that the slave cylinder is a big ole pile of sh*t in the manual. The only way to go is a manual T-5 but they only mate to a 4.0 ranger. I would like to put an auto in my truck, but it would be a GM 700R4 like GRANITEGUY did, and it would be for towing purposes...
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Hey guys thanks for all the info . I guess I'll stick with my manual trans.
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Ranger autos are junk. You're much better off sticking with the manual.
this is not true. i have been doing a lot of research, i have found a heavy duty "fleet" rebuild kit for 200 bucks, there are shift correction packages out there for under 40. as soon as i can source a heavy duty torque converter with the extra clutch like the 4.0 has but with the stall speed for the 3.0 i'm gonna pull mine back out. i already have the 6 pinion low/reverse planet set on the shelf. stock is a 3 pinion
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yea...700r4 conversion. You can use your current computer, use a floor shifter, get an adapter, get your shaft modified, and your done. I want to do it. kinda.
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