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transmission swap question

I have a 1999 ranger 4x4 off road. it has a 4.0l auto. I got a great deal on this but it has a auto trans and I hate autos. I have a few explorers and BIIs and spare parts. I have a few M50D-R1s laying aroundout of 91-94 stuff. my question is when the auto goes out will one of them work in it? they are all behind 4.0s. I also have one out of a 97 ranger with a 4.0. most places I saw them for sale (mainly ebay) list them from like 88-98.
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i think the one out of the 97 will work as the older ones are 4 speed's and your's is a 5 speed.
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i think the one out of the 97 will work as the older ones are 4 speed's and your's is a 5 speed.
1991-1994 are 5 speeds and seem to look identical to the97 one I have.
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ALL M50D-R1's are 5 speeds. As long as the M50D-R1 came off a 4.0 (doesn't matter if it was the 4.0 OHV or the 4.0 SOHC as the bell housing is the same) it will work.....since you already have a '97 Ranger that was a manual transmission, you will have all the parts to swap in the manual (atleast you should).....

i am 150% happy with the swap i did on my truck.....
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since you already have a '97 Ranger that was a manual transmission, you will have all the parts to swap in the manual (atleast you should).....

i am 150% happy with the swap i did on my truck.....[/QUOTE]

no I only have the engine and trans. I have done the swap before on older stuff.
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you will need a slew of parts....

here is the how-to i am working on from my swap.....it has the list of parts you will need...
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=54344
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i am 150% happy with the swap i did on my truck.....
i thought you were selling your truck?
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i thought you were selling your truck?
i am......it isn't that i am not happy with the truck, it is that i need to save money....
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