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What year t-cases will work from explorer/ranger/bronco II's onto my 93 ranger? found one (not sure of the year) from a bronco II for a decent price on CL.
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you want a 1354 tcase not a 1350 they will be found in rangers and explorer 90 and newer with the 4.0
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Where will the numbers be stamped on the case? if any
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On a metal tag at the rear of the case where the bolts hold the halves together. Usually the tag is on the bottom right side of the case near the rear out put flange.
The 1354 should also have a yoke or flange on the front out put, the 1350 usually does not.
Both cases can be had in electric or manual.

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the easiest way to tell if its a 1354 or 1350 is to look at the front out put shaft. the 1350 uses a slip yoke and the 1354 used a u joint set up. find one with the same front out put as in your 93 any year 1354 will work in your truck and you should be one of the lucky ones that has the bolt holes in your tranny tail housing for the shift linkage
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Beware of 90 Bronco 2 transfers, they came with both, the late model year had 1354's, but I think most were electric shift.
It took me over a week to find the one I picked up yesterday, 1354m. beware of people trying to sell you a manual t-case, most don't have a clue. I looked at more than 10 before I found one that was manual, and everyone of those looked at was advertised as manual.
If you are going to look for one on line, make sure that seller verifies it is a manual, you may even have to ask if it has a shift motor or not, and get the shift linkage for it too, those are not all the same either, (from year to year and model to model).

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Well I just talked to the guy and he seemed pretty knowledgeable about the t-cases he has quite a few for only about 20$ a piece. Anyways he was saying that if it was a 1350 manual t-case That I could just switch the out put shafts from mine to it to make things work. Is this true?
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no not true dont buy a 1350 find a 1354 so you only have to put it in once
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Tomorrow when I go to check out this manual 1354 how can I tell if its any good or not? The guy is going to sell me 2 basically for the price of 1. Would hate to drive ALL THAT WAY (100 miles) to later find out its bad.
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I have reread your post looking for whether you are looking for manual or electric shift, still don't know.
Manual is easier to check, IMHO, move the shift lever up and down while rotating the input shaft and put your shift hand on the case while still turning the input and feel for roughness. The shift will be distinct with a loud click as it moves into low range.
For both styles of cases, remove the fill plug, check the color of the oil, (generally it will be automatic transmission fluid red, I have seen it in green) either way, it shouldn't be dark or smell burnt. While you have the plug out, poke your finger into the case and feel for the chain, your should be able to put your finger under the chain and try to lift it, (you will want to turn the input shaft reverse of the direction you have been turning it to unload the chain). Replace the plug. Plug of the vent hose. Turn the case upside down and repeat the process with the drain plug, some drain plugs will have a magnet, check it when you first remove it.
Take your time, while you have it upside down, check the tag for information, especially the numbers, 1350 or 1354, if it is 1350, pass on it. You won't find a lot of 1350's with a yoke/flange on the front out put, but they are out there and you don't want one.
Electric shifts, I haven't found a way of shifting without having it in the rig, (I'm sure others have) but you can still do the other checks.
The tighter the chain, the better the odds of a good part, the cleaner and brighter the fluid color the better. If it feels rough when you turn the input in, pass on it.
The chances are in your favor of finding a good case, most were used for highway use only and then only when the conditions warranted the use of 4 wheel drive.
I drove 80 miles on Tuesday to pick up a 1354m, I know what you are saying.
Good luck and have a safe trip.

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Im looking at getting my electric crap on out of the truck (the more the better lol). So that means that I'm looking for the manual. Thank you Ray for the helpful input & knowledgeable reading

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i have a tcase from a 93 explorer in my truck.. i had to swap the front yoke but it works fine.
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