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Old 11-24-2007
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lifted97ranger's auto to manual swap.....

Welp I have finally decided to swap my truck to a manual transmission for sure. Hopefully I will have the swap done on December 8th......

I plan on doing little things that I can do before dropping the transmission, that way I should be able to drop the transmission and get the new one installed in about a day.

Here is my parts list:
- M50D-R1HD transmission (hopefully paying for soon!) (~$400)
- LUK clutch kit w/new slave cylinder ($199.99)
- New flywheel ($79.99)
- New slave cylinder ($47.99) (lifetime warranty from O'Reilly)
- New clutch pedal assembly ($45)
- New clutch master cylinder (64.99) (includes reservoir & hydraulic line)
- New transmission starter (109.99) (lifetime warranty from O'Reilly)(unless my contact can find his off his truck)
- manual transmission PCM off eBay ($35)
- Explorer shorty console ($65 + a gauge)

Am I missing any parts?


I will post up pictures as the story goes.......hopefully I will be able to do a full write up on the process so anyone who wants to do this can.....




Parts Gathered Thus Far: (keep a watch, more parts will be added soon!)
- '03 Ranger FX4 Level II M50D-R1HD 5 speed transmission ($400 + a couple parts)

- '04 clutch and brake pedal assembly ($44.99 shipped) (eBay)


- '99 Clutch Pedal Position Switch ($29.60 shipped) (eBay)


- Shifter floor plat and shift boot ($40 shipped) (member on Explorer Forums)



- Clutch Kit (disc, pressure plate, throw out bearing, pilot bearing, slave cylinder, & alignment tool ($200 shipped) (eBay)





- Clutch Master Cylinder (master cylinder, hydraulic line, and CPP) ($115) (eBay)



- '07 FX4 Level II shifter arm, ball, boot, and all the parts that go into the tranny ($150 shipped) (member on RPS who switched to a Hurst)



- '97 Ranger 4.0 4wd manual tranny PCM ($50 shipped) (eBay)




Parts Installed Thus Far: (keep a watch, more parts installs will be added soon!)





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Wheres the Pioneer center console going?
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which auto trannie are you switching from?
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Wheres the Pioneer center console going?
hopefully i have it sold to a member......i am waiting on him to PM me back......


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which auto trannie are you switching from?
i am going from the 5R55E.......wanna buy it $200 and it is yours........it works fine....i removed the X2 changes from it and it is fine.......i just really want a manual....
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what are you doing todo about the trans safety switch and steering column(sp).
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steering colum = for now i am just going to remove the shifter from it until i can get one...

there is no "Transmission Safety Switch" on the tranny that i am getting.....there is a CPP (Clutch Pedal Position) switch......the plug for it is under the dash to plug into the switch......then it goes to the PCM to tell it to start....
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ah yeah thats what i was talking about, i didn't know the wire for it was already there.
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try napa for those hydraulic lines, not sure what they look like but thye might be able to make it for you.
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good call.........i will try them online.....and i will go in tomorrow and see......

i know buying the master cylinder, hydraulic lines, and CPP will be a little more expensive buying new, but better to get them once and not have to get them again.....and with hydraulic lines, they can dry rot over time....never know how long they have been sitting in the yard for.......and electric parts, don't want them to be wet.....
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ah yeah thats what i was talking about, i didn't know the wire for it was already there.
that is what i figured you were talking about......according to Bob and a member on R-F (who has done the swap) the plug is there and capped off for the CPP.....i just need to locate it....



this doesn't see as hard as people have made it out to be......




oh yea and according to the dealership, i don't need a flywheel spacer for a manual tranny......they are only on the auto trannys.....
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I would like to do this
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the dealer has the hydraulic line for like $50-70
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good luck Maurice! wish i was closer man i would come over and lend a hand
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good luck Maurice! wish i was closer man i would come over and lend a hand
yea me too cause i am probably going to need it to drop the tranny
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I like the idea a lot. The only down side is that if someone else needed to use my truck, they probably couldn't(which may actually be a plus). Definitely do a full write up w/ a lot of pictures!
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I like the idea a lot. The only down side is that if someone else needed to use my truck, they probably couldn't(which may actually be a plus). Definitely do a full write up w/ a lot of pictures!
ooo nothing less than a full write up
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I cant wait to see this.
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ooo nothing less than a full write up
That makes me happy, this is one project I will definitely follow.
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This will definitely be something worth watching. Did you decide to stick with the electronic t-case then? I'm assuming so since you're talking about using an expo console.
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This will definitely be something worth watching. Did you decide to stick with the electronic t-case then? I'm assuming so since you're talking about using an expo console.
yea i am going to stick with my electric t-case for now......

i am probably going to use the shorty console.....i think i like it better....
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i found the CPP (Clutch Pedal Position) switch plug......i think i did atleast since it is the only empty plug under the dash with a cover over it and the Light Blue/Yellow wire my wiring diagram calls out is what goes into the CPP.....

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Yes, that is the CPP connector with the auto jumper.
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I sure would love to do this too...thats for sure
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Yes, that is the CPP connector with the auto jumper.
sweet! that is what i thought! one step in the right direction...
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this write up may or may not be helpful.

http://members.aol.com/arnie897/97auto2manual.pdf

edit, i just noticed you posted in his thread over there. anywho, maybe it will help someone else
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