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2004 2.3L Mazda into a 1990 ranger with 2.9L


dangerranger406

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Hey everyone, I have a 1990 ranger with a 2.9L 5 speed manual, that's about on its last leg, I have a 2004 Mazda 6 with an auto that's doing nothing with a good 2.3L, will the motor from the Mazda Spline to the 5 speed? The wiring and module swap and fabing motor mount changes doesn't really concern me,
 


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No bellhousing is integral with transmission and is a different bolt pattern.
 

rusty ol ranger

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Selj the mazda, buy a good 2.9L, and pocket the rest
 

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check out prices for a 2.3 manual transmission. my area has lots of them for less than $300
 

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