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manual tcase swap ????S

so i have a 94 with a 4.0 i would love to swap to a manual tcase but i have no idea were to start or what i need or anything so could someone help me out plz



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1350M or 1354M tcase. You'll need a new tailhousing on your trans to mount your shift linkage to. Don't think there's much more than that really., other than the chore of wiring.

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You mean 1354M don't you?
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I knew Shane would post on this haha
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well should i just get a junk truck with a manual tcase or what
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You need to go out and look for it... It's not as easy as it sounds
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Manual tcases are out there.....it's the stuff you need in order to install it is a biatch. The hardnest part to find by far, is the transmission tailhousing. If your find a truck at a yard or whatever, rip everything off of it! shifter, case, linkage, trans tailhousing, the interior shifter boot thingy that's plastic.

Autoguys are out of luck here.......believe entire new trans is needed.


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You mean 1354M don't you?
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^^ Since his truck is a 94 the tailhousing should already have the linkage bosses. As far as I know its just the 01-up that don't have the bosses.
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So what tranny would I need I have a 5 speed OD-2001 Ranger 4.0L.

Not on my soon to do list, but how I wish I had a manual shift T-case...
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Reason I put that about the automatics......I don't believe the autos have the bungs or whatever for the shifter linkage. And the tailhousings are built into the case on the autos.....thus swapping tailhousings won't work on an automatic. Either new housing or new trans would be needed to do a manual tcase.
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So what tranny would I need I have a 5 speed OD-2001 Ranger 4.0L.

Not on my soon to do list, but how I wish I had a manual shift T-case...

The tranny you have is fine, its the transmission tailhousing that you'll need. It will have to have the transfer case bosses along with the OSS speed sensor hole. Its was found only in the 2002 FX4 with manual tranny and 2003 FX4 LII with manual tranny. Its extremely elusive, so good luck finding it.
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Reason I put that about the automatics......I don't believe the autos have the bungs or whatever for the shifter linkage. And the tailhousings are built into the case on the autos.....thus swapping tailhousings won't work on an automatic. Either new housing or new trans would be needed to do a manual tcase.

The autos do have removeable tail housings. And as far as I know all autos had the bosses, and if they didn't, swapping a tail section with them in would be no problem since the autos have the OSS sensor hole on the tranny itself and not on the tail housing. They have it better off then us manual guys.
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so do i need the tail hosing with my 94 and a 5 spd
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i take it your truck is already 4x4.

that being said just crawl under it and look at the tail shaft housing and see if there is two threaded holes on the left (drivers side) side of the housing. if there is then your good there.

the transfer case you want is the 1354M. stay away from the 1350M.

the 1354 will bolt in with no driveshaft mods.

you need to look for one from a 92-94 explorer or ranger
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Ah good, I have the right tailhousing now then.
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most of the 5R55E auto's have the holes on the tail housings....

i have a spare BW1350 manual t-case....if you want it PM me and we can work something out..
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This picture shows the two threaded bosses for the linkage in the manual extension housing. The OSS sensor can be seen below them but it is not needed on any manual Ranger before 2001.

Chances are that the 94 housing already has the linkage bosses. Just clean up the threads and bolt it on.

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That's great, Bob. I was going to post a pic of mine later, lol -- so that saves me the trouble. I saw those threaded posts and wondered if they were the fabled "bosses" that are spoken of when talking of the manual t-case swap. It's good to see a picture and get the confirmation.
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1350s are outta what vehicle?
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1350s are outta what vehicle?
Rangers and Bronco II's with smaller engines had the 1350. All 4.0's came with the stronger 1354. Sometime in the 90's, Ford commonized the 1354 across all engines.
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The 1350 was used in ALL Rangers and Bronco II's up until '91. Even the '90 4.0 Ranger had the 1350 t-case in some of the vehicles.
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is there not a "how to" for this!! When my auto goes out, if i have the money then, im installing a mannie...I cant wait to have one minus the trouble....Someone should post a tutorial, if theres not one..
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There are great threads about t-case swaps, 4x4 swaps, and manual tranny conversions in the project logs section.
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Why are they all electronic shifters in rangers. my 90 had a floor one but i havent see a new one with it. I like them better
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More convenient and user control at the turn of a ****... I like the idea of manual everything... Less to rely on, less to go wrong for the most part
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