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My Manual T-Case Swap

so if everything goes well ill be picking up my 1354m and explorer driveshaft this weekend, ive been reading all the old threads but still feel like im missing alot of stuff, he is claiming to have all the linkage and from what i understand i should be able to get it to work on my truck just fine, maybe some slight bending, seems like alot of the people who have done this swap are using manual trannys and im curious as to if there are any differences when bolting to an auto, what am i forgetting here???? thanks ahead of time, hopefully ill possible be able to do this this weekend thats why im trying to make sure i have everything before hand.......
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You need to get the correct adapter housing with the the two mounting holes for the linkage and the hole for the OSS sensor.

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electrical wise its all just plug and go right??

i have the part number for the housing but i still need to do some searching locally
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I don't think there is anything electrical to it unless you want your 4x4 lights on the cluster to work. I know nothing about it, but I've heard it's just a couple wires that you have to add.
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Found this in one of my old noob threads:

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The difference is in how they're wired. Rangers with the electric t-case take the 4WD indicator grounds from the 4x4 Control Module in the dash. The 2002/3 trucks with the manual case used the 4x4 Mode Switch in the transfer case to provide the grounds. It would be very easy to rewire the lamp grounds to work with the manual case. Just get the matching connector for the manual 4x4 Mode Switch and run two wires to the instrument cluster in place of the ones that go to the 4x4 Module.
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ya thats all i have heard as well, i could care less about the lights, it just seems like to easy of a swap really, ive read every thread on here but like i said it seems like no one with an auto has really wrote much up about it
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dood the swap is so easy... i did it myself. look at my swap thread in the project logs, it has everything you will need to do it...
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ya ive read all yours but like i said you have a 5 speed as well, just curious if there is anything else being that i have an auto.....


kinda a random question but how much tranny fluid will i need for this lol
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No idea, i bought a case from ford and had alot left over.
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guess ill just figure it out the hard way.......
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you need about 3 quarts if i remember right from doing my swap
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You wont need the extension housing. That only applies to manual trannys. The autos all have the bosses for the linkage and the OSS sensor is in the tranny itself instead of the extension housing.
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^^yep...what he said.



this thread, eveything i was going to say, has been covered already. lol.



Just get a 1354 linkage and it'll work fine. with some fine tuning with the mounting bolts loose, you'll get it perfect. I've got mine perfect sitting on the ground. lol. Probably the most time consuming things are getting the old shafts off and adjusting the linkage! Should be done in 2hrs or so, with beer breaks.
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You wont need the extension housing. That only applies to manual trannys. The autos all have the bosses for the linkage and the OSS sensor is in the tranny itself instead of the extension housing.
thanks alot for saying that every where I looked it seemed like nothing was said about an auto tranny I would have been pissed had I bought that looks like I should def be able to get this done this weekend I'll take lots of pics thanks again
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thanks alot for saying that every where I looked it seemed like nothing was said about an auto tranny I would have been pissed had I bought that looks like I should def be able to get this done this weekend I'll take lots of pics thanks again
Can't wait to see it done. I am deff interested in this swap, I hate not having a manual t-case.
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Am I thinking about something else or does the tranny fluid come out when you take the case off??
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when you take the tailhousing off the trans, the fluid will come out. but only on a manual. take the tcase off and no fluid will be drained out. they are two seperate sealed units.
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take plenty of pics haha

I would love to swap in a manual t-case one day
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Ok that's good to hear I wasn't sure if it was in the tailhousing or not I will take lots of pics no worries
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Well that went relativly painless took about 3-4 hours with the beer breaks and a trip to sears to get a 30 mm socket to change out the flange for the rear driveshaft. Wasn't sure I was ngoing to be able to do that or not but I used it as a learning expirerement and it popped right off. Still need to figure out something for the handle and boot but hospital trip is preventing me fromscoping out junkyards. I'll try and get the pics later once I'm home
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Glead to hear it went ok. I can't wait for the pics. So when do you want to do mine?
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whenever you find a case ill come up and help, very easy to do imo
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whenever you find a case ill come up and help, very easy to do imo
Ill have to keep that in mind.
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pics, not in order i dont think, gonna try and finish it up tommorrow just got to think of some way to make a boot and shifter.....
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dont worry about that duck tape, just a temp thing lol
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and no front driveshaft i know its a stupid 2wd at the moment but ill hopefully have that fixed soon, dont know what to do cause its a normal style u-joint mount rather than that funky one style that used to be on there, hopefully i can figure something out......
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