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time to swap?

alright ive been wanting a 5speed now for some time and my od light comes on every now and then and i feel a clunk in the trans, i was told i need new u joints does that seem to fix this prob?

also if my trans is trashed would it be worth it to just swap a 5 speed in now? anyone have a price to compare a rebuild with a swap?
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trans, ujoints, rear end backlash.....could all cause that clunk issue.




We need specs on your truck to give you an educated opinion on the swap. TrePaul86 has a project log of his auto to manual swap on his 01 4.0 4x4.
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ah its an 2002 ext cab 4.0 with about 90k miles on her superlifted with 285's
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no one has anything to say?
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I read this a while back and I've been daydreaming about it every since,keep us posted if you decide to go for it

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...Dto5Speed.html
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I read this a while back and I've been daydreaming about it every since,keep us posted if you decide to go for it

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...Dto5Speed.html
The A4LD was only in the 85 to 94 Rangers.

Don't swap. The manual tranny is crap. Or swap with me.
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i wouldn't mind trading you at all :)

in all honesty though what is the difference in rebuilding and swapping?

and also what are the chances my trans needs rebuilt and isn't just something tiny like u joints, i'm in need of selling the truck anyways!
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If the OD light is flashing then the tranny is going. It could also be something as simple as a solenoid going bad. When doing the swap you would have to deal with a bunch more crap than just swapping the tranny. https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=82820
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OP....

CLICK HERE!!

^^ It chronicals the auto to manual swap on a 2001 XLT 4x4 4.0 ^^


Yes..he had some issues...but you shouldn't have those(i'm talking the trans breaking and the tcase splitting)....those were caused by a faulty transmission.
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[CLICK HERE!!
I beat you to it. Mwahahahahaha.
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just saw it. dangit. lol.
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haha alright guys thanks for pointing me in the right direction
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