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Transmission Conversion?

Is it possoible to change a automatic trans. to a manual trans.? If so how much work and money is involved.

I have an auto. trans. and I am tired of having problems with it. I need to have some work done on it again. This will be the 4th or 5th time I have had trans. work done in a little over 3 years. Luckily I have an extended warrenty, but it is up in less than 400 miles and I cannot afford the repair bills. Maybe if it keeps doing it I'll have to replace the trans., after the warrenty is up, with one from an Explorer and throw in a 5.0 at the same time .

I probably won't do the swap, but the thought of it intrests me.
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I did it on an 84 Bronco. Not much to it. I wouldn't even think about it on a newer vehicle like your truck.
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talk to ben ranger1 he has a trans and all the parts you will need.

if i didnt start this other project i would be all over his trans and clutch...
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the swap is simple..alls you need is tranny, wiring harness and computer..badda bing badda boom..and yes talk to ben hed be more then whilling to give you the tranny for a good price and everything you need!
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yes, the manual tranny is nice........mine has 140k on it, and not a single thing wrong with it.

Also, I read on another thread that all the holes in the floor for the transmission and linkage is already there, you just remove the plugs.
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If I ever did the swap it probably won't be for a while, I an taking my truck in before the warrenty is up so I have one more go around with Ford. I am gonna see if there is any way I can get a new transmission out of them, but I won't hold my breath.
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sry for the random bump, but could anyone make a list of what you would have to do? what needs to be replaced other than the tranny of course.

i know i'd need to cut a whole in the cabin to let the shifter come thru, but it seems like there has to be more too it.
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no hole needs to be cut. there is an access panel.

clutch
trans
pcm
clutch petal (and related linkage)
wire harnes
steering wheel column changes...

ah i think that about covers it.
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you've had tranny work done on your ranger 5 times? damn.. i have the exact same truck except it came with 4.10's and is 4WD. it sounds as though you have a "friday built" tranny.
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Alright guys I might be able to score a first gen 2.9 V6 5spd with a manual transfercase for less than $300. If I had them rebuilt how well would it mate with the 4L? What all problems would I be looking at since there is no computer?

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sounds like alot of work!
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The main problems I can think of are a) is it even strong enough after a rebuild? and b) how to deal with the speed sensor?

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plus the PCM, that would be one project.

try to stick with options in the same year range.
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plus the PCM, that would be one project.

try to stick with options in the same year range.
But for $200 (I worked him down a little)! I dunno... Hell a manual t-case would be worth that much... The more I think about it the more I like it.

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