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  1. Best Manual Transmission

    I'm interested in buying a used Ford Ranger. From searching online I see that the Ford Rangers have transmission issues. I hate automatics so I want to get a manual transmission in a Ford Ranger. What is the best year for a 4 cylinder manual transmission Ford Ranger? Which years for manuals are...
  2. JohnG

    Leaking after rad change

    dumb question for the day... How do I stop the leaking from the transmission line going into the radiator? I have gradually tightened it fittings down but afraid I’m going to crack the tank or strip threads if I tighten it much more. Should the fittings have some sort of sealing tape or other...
  3. Gangwer296

    Neutral safety switch on M50D-R1

    How’s it going, this is my first post on this website. I have been using this site for years looking up information on all my Rangers. I’ve owned about 6 rangers, 5 of them have been square body’s. Anyways I’ll get to the point. So I pulled out my transmission on my 1991 4X4 4.0 ranger due to it...
  4. Vibration/grinding noise

    Hi, I've got a 1987 Bronco II. It's a 2 wheel drive. It runs and drives well. When I bought the truck. It had a pretty bad grinding noise when I would go from stop at a red light to take off. I figured it was either sticking brakes or the transmission. I checked the brakes, but they looked ok. I...
  5. 2000 Ranger XLT Long Bed 3.0 Auto 2WD to 5.0 Swap Transmission Question

    Hello all, I have been searching for an answer for this for what feels like hours. I can find plenty of examples of 4x4 Rangers being 5.0 swapped or manual 2WD being 5.0 swapped but not 2wd auto swaps. So here is my question: I'm currently looking to buy a donor ‘98-‘01 Explorer/ Mountaineer...
  6. Looking for some help with my 94 Ford ranger

    My ranger seems to be sucking transmission fluid into the motor. I've checked the EGR I check for leaks and I can't find anything. It looked like transmission fluid was in the motor oil. Can anybody give me any insight. Greatly appreciated
  7. Elutheros

    Recommendations on Transmission Rebuilders

    Well, my M5R2 is whining for a replacement. That's the drain plug for the transmission and the fluid looks like metallic paint. I'm looking for a rebuilt/remanufactured replacement. I decided not to go the junkyard route as everything is high mileage already. What companies out there can you...
  8. RJMacReady

    Lots of transmission questions

    So of course as I've said I'm pretty new to really working on cars but I've got a lot of questions about how I can really fully analyze the state that my clutch/transmission is in and decide how much of it needs work and what kind of work. This truck's my project for the foreseeable future and...
  9. Traviair

    Help with Manual trans trouble shooting.

    Hey guys, I just bought my first ranger, a 02 Fx4 4.0 with a manual. I love the truck and it's got only 92k on it. When I bought it the clutch pedal felt a little soft and about a day later the master cylinder went out on me. I believe the truck sat for a little bit of its life. After replacing...
  10. M5OD Transmission question

    Has anyone seen an M5OD Transmission with only upper bell housing bolt holes? Just picked up what looks to be like an M5ODR1 Transmission (looks identical to the one removed from the 94 Mazda B4000/Ranger I drive). The only difference looked to be the front drive line output shaft. So the 4WD...
  11. No reverse.

    Hey y’all, New to the site and was wondering if anyone might be able to point me in the right direction with regards to my transmission issue. Earlier today I was backing up a small inclined driveway and heard a loud pop like I ran into something. I got out and looked around and didn’t...
  12. 1989 Bronco ii Trouble taking off

    Hey guys,new here. So i purchased this 89 bronco ii back in the winter time and its been a great little ride, 2.9 Auto and 4x4. Well here recently ive been hearing a little bit of a loud noise which it sounds like its coming out of the torque converter. I have also noticed, even when i first...
  13. Pix3L8

    2.9 Starter problems

    Hey guy, I wanted some input on a reoccurring problem I have again with the bronco 2. The trucks got a 2.9 with a fm145 tranny out of a 85 ranger in it. The truck sometimes makes a clatter or almost grinding sound for a split second as the engines ignites. Right as you crank it over and the...
  14. 2.8 cummins?, 302/5.0? ecoboost/4.0

    hey guys i hope you can help. i have a bronco ii that im planning a build for, and my dream-money-no-issue build is to do a 2.8t Cummins. i think... still open to the 302/5.0/ecoboost/4.0 options im looking for good v8 power with great fuel economy and long time reliability. plus keep my 4wd...
  15. TK5 help!

    My transmission on my project 1985 Ranger is missing the entire shifter assembly. I was wondering if anyone could give me a good website for a replacement for the assembly, boot (the boot on it is worn out), shaft and knob on a TK5. Also, when tearing out the interior I noticed that the bolt...
  16. plaligraphy

    A4LD Transmission temp gauge

    How would i hook up the sender for my autometer trans temp gauge without having to drill a hole in the stamped pan, i don’t trust that it won’t leak. 90’ Ranger A4LD
  17. Mazda m50d-r1 Starter Position

    I have a 1989 V6 2.9L 2wd ranger. It has a mazda m50-r1 transmission in it. I went to replace it with another m50d-r1 transmission I bought used, and discovered when I went to put it in that the housing for the starter is on the wrong side. In my truck the starter is on the driver's side and the...
  18. bootsandpaddles

    New guy - 2011 Ranger

    Hey all, new guy here. I'm looking forward to being an active member of this community. A little about me: I'm a 30 something ecologist who lives in Eastern Washington. I use my truck to commute to work, and I sometimes use it as my work truck. I also use it on the weekends for camping and ski...
  19. 5 speed forever

    2001 4.0 manual transmission noise

    Hey guys, only my second thread on here hope it’s in the right place. anyways I have a noise coming from my (manual) transmission. I almost sounds like bells ringing, or a chain being dragged. the sound occurs whenever you’re moving in any gear, or in neutral stopped. The sound doesn’t occur...
  20. 5 speed forever

    4.0 transmission compatibility

    I have a 2001 ranger with the 4.0 sohc with the manual 5 speed M5OD transmission, 4x4. The transmission has developed some bearing noise and someone is selling a trans out of a 1997 Ranger with the 4.0 ohv 4x4. Will this be a plug and play swap? What are the compatible years for my transmission...


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