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Need something explained

Ive read some peoples sigs on here and it says they have an Auto w/ a manuel T-case...How does that work?
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Automatic transmission with a manual shift transfer case.
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Automatic transmission with a manual shift transfer case.
No ****..How does that work, how does an auto shift on a manuel...Do you shift like a column shifter or what??

How do they work together
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The transmission is a regular auto that you shift on the column. The transfer case has a shifter on the floor to shift into 4wd instead of a switch on the dash.

So the only difference is the you shift the t-case not the motor so its a lot more reliable.
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Your transmission and transfer case are independant of each other. That's why the levers and/or electonic controllers for each are independant as well.

Mines an 06. I can switch into 4wd or 2wd by flipping a switch reguardless of what my speed is or what gear I'm in. However to go into 4 low the computer won't allow the t-case to change unless I'm sitting dead still and in neutral.

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It works the same, flip a switch or pull a lever

Has to be in neutral and stopped to go in 4 low
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The transfer case wont go into 4 low unless you are darn near stopped. Even with a manual transfer case, you have to be in neutral and stopped.
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I wish I had a manual shift t case. I can't find that stupid extension housing anywhere.
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I will see if I can find you one in a yard near me. They have all kinds of Gen 1 Explorers that are manual transmission, but no manual transfer cases.

Too bad you didn't say something sooner, I/Evan (Rangererv) had one this weekend that was already off the transmission. Evan sold it to Justin.
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I will see if I can find you one in a yard near me. They have all kinds of Gen 1 Explorers that are manual transmission, but no manual transfer cases.

Too bad you didn't say something sooner, I/Evan (Rangererv) had one this weekend that was already off the transmission. Evan sold it to Justin.
Hey thanks. That would be cool. I need to change the extension housing seal on my truck so I figured why not swap it while I have it off. I have found a few but none have the OSS sensor hole.

Damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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oh I forgot that you will need that hole. None of the ones I will find will have that; sorry.
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oh I forgot that you will need that hole. None of the ones I will find will have that; sorry.
Its all good. Thanks for the offer though. I will just have to see what ford wants for it. Can you say ripoff.
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Pretty much exactly what Rich said. I'm guessing your thinking that the T-Case and the Transmission are 1 in the same. They are 2 independent functioning units that can either be manual or automatic. So essentially your transmission can just be going through the standard gears it has and output to the T-Case.

The t-case can then either send output through normal operation to the back wheels (2HI), to both differentials (4HI), or through some more gearing and then to both differentials (4LO).

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Your transmission and transfer case are independant of each other. That's why the levers and/or electonic controllers for each are independant as well.

Mines an 06. I can switch into 4wd or 2wd by flipping a switch reguardless of what my speed is or what gear I'm in. However to go into 4 low the computer won't allow the t-case to change unless I'm sitting dead still and in neutral.

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Pretty much exactly what Rich said. I'm guessing your thinking that the T-Case and the Transmission are 1 in the same. They are 2 independent functioning units that can either be manual or automatic.
I gotcha now....I was thinking something different....Thanks for the explain..

Is there a HOW-to on this, more specifically what parts do you need to do this??
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I gotcha now....I was thinking something different....Thanks for the explain..

Is there a HOW-to on this, more specifically what parts do you need to do this??
Do you mean a how-to on how you get a Manual T-Case mated to an Automatic Tranny?

Well if you have a 4x4 truck already, it would simply be a matter of swapping the current T-Case you have for a Manual T-Case. They aren't the easiest things to find, but they are around. I think there are a couple write-ups on the swap floating around somewhere (but at this moment I'm drawing a blank on where that write up is).
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not to jack your thread but what do you guys prefer? manuel or automatic t-case?
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It all depends on your needs. If you street your truck and only see mild to no off road, then the electric transfer case would be best for you and not cost effective to swap. If you see good amounts of off roading, then a manual t-case would be your best bet.

The electric shift t-cases are not bad, but the motors do not like water or abuse from constant shifting.
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Do you mean a how-to on how you get a Manual T-Case mated to an Automatic Tranny?

Well if you have a 4x4 truck already, it would simply be a matter of swapping the current T-Case you have for a Manual T-Case. They aren't the easiest things to find, but they are around. I think there are a couple write-ups on the swap floating around somewhere (but at this moment I'm drawing a blank on where that write up is).
You need the correct extension housing for the manual shift case.

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not to jack your thread but what do you guys prefer? manuel or automatic t-case?
A manual is way more reliable. I already fired the shift computer and switch in my truck. If it wasn't under warranty then i would have been expensive.
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I think the manual is faster and you know exactly what you are in, unlike the electric case which you wait for lights to turn off and on
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I def would like the convienve of a another stick in the cab..>!! i have an auto!!lol

I hate power anything, manuel will ALWAYS last longer...I wish i had a manuel transmission and t-case....Hopefully ill have the means and money to swap out a manuel trans when my auto goes out (knock on wood)...

So all you need to do is switch the T-case and add an extension from that to into the cab??? I know its not easy..
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Not a shifter extension but the actual housing at the end of the transmission. There are different for the electric or manual shift case. The manual has two raised pieces that the shifter linkage bolt too.
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It is a safe bet that his automatic transmission has the shifter holes.
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It is a safe bet that his automatic transmission has the shifter holes.
Ok. I remember someone saying that but I wasn't sure. Time to look at the autos.
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