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Old 09-15-2011
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Which Trans?

Hello,
I have a 94 ford ranger 4x4 4wd 4.0l supercab that currently has a bad 4sdp with OD.
Can anyone tell me what transimissions will fit my truck?

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A4LD or A4OD. Most likely the former. You might also have a 4r55e. Check the numbers on the side of the trans and run them against what is posted on a neighboring Ranger site that has this information listed in its data quere. You may also want to take a look at the trans pan. This will usually give away which trans it is.
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Thanks. If I have one of the three you listed, will one of the other two work?

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I believe that if you have an A4LD, you could most likely run an A4OD, which would be a step down, but would probably be better off running the LD. Regarding 4r55e, I don't think you can run it unless your vehicle has the harness and an ECU. Could be wrong though. If I remember correctly, my friend had an 94 ranger 4.0, w/ an A4LD. After helping him change pan gasket and filter, I don't think he could have run 4r55e because it requires computer input that his truck did not have. Could be wrong though.
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Auto or standard?
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I have a manual transmission in it now. It is a 4 spd with OD I know there is also a plain 5spd. I belive someone told me that I had a M5OD but I am not sure. I am currently dropping it out. I cant figure out how to get the clutch line off. It is not like other manuals that I have changes. Any help is appriciated. Thanks
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a 4 speed with overdrive is the same thing as a 5 speed transmission. the 5th gear is just OD.Ford for some reason just labels 5th gear as OD instead of "5" like everyone else. Yes, you have the M5OD. All the other transmissions listed in above posts are automatics.

To remove the line slide the white collar on the connection into the fitting on the trans and the whole line should pop out. if the white collar is gone like 95% of the rangers, you might have to find some other sort of homemade little collar to fit in there and depress the fingers to release the line. Try a milk jug?
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Icon4 3.0 vs 4.0

What is different about the 3.0 trans? Can it be fit into a 4.0 truck with a little love?
I would imagine that the bell housing bolts might be differnet if the 3.0 and 4.0 are not based off of the same block.
If it is the bellhousing not bolting up to the motor, could the 4.0 bell housing bolt up to the 3.0 trans?
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The bellhousing patterns are different as far as I know so you have to get the right trans for that motor. The bell housings are not removable and are cast in as part of the transmission on these trucks.
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Ok. Thanks for the help!
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Good news guys and girls. I got a trans for my truck. $200 bucks at a junk yard and it was from a truck the guy used to run parts with. I am still looking for what clutch to buy though. Should I go aftermarket? E-bay? Also, is the slave cylinder and throwout bearing somthing that def. needs replaced? The slave cylinder is like 65 at Advance. I found a couple clutches that seem cool but I dont know how to tell. I posted them on another thread. Thanks for everyones help!
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Get a sachs clutch (pretty much the same as the LUK that came with the truck) and as far as a slave its hit or miss. Do NOT buy one at advantage unless you enjoy pulling your trans. i've heard good things about the perfection clutch slave, a ford OEM one and the ones on Rockauto.com.
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I have taken the clutch out and in looking at it the actual clutch pressure plate looks fine.The spring fingers are still strong. I was thinking about just replacing the clutch plate which I dont think is even that bad, though I do not have a new clutch plate to compare it to. Any thoughts? Good idea/bad idea?
Also I heard that the freeze plugs on the top come off causing the trans to loose all of its fluid. I also heard that there is a better replacment for them that someone on here sells. Could you please inform me on how to purchase those?
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Just take the old freeze plugs out, clean them and put a good amount of RTV on them and they'll be fine. I would replace it all while your in there. That way you won't be doing this job again for a while.
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