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I'm sure yall are tired of this question, but i have only owned mustangs and 1 96 ranger with a 5 speed with 360 miles on it. NOW i have a 89 ranger 2.9 with and A4LD for my kid to use as a work truck. it needs a trans and i just wanna know what years will work with this? will a 4.0 a4ld work?
 
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Welcome to TRS :)

1989 to 1994 A4LD will work as far as the wiring, 1986-1988 had different wiring

If you have a 2.9l V6 engine then yes a 4.0l A4LD will work
If you have a 2.3l(4cyl) then it would not work

Also 2WD or 4x4 have to match, no conversion is possible
 

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Welcome to TRS :)

1989 to 1994 A4LD will work as far as the wiring, 1986-1988 had different wiring

If you have a 2.9l V6 engine then yes a 4.0l A4LD will work
If you have a 2.3l(4cyl) then it would not work

Also 2WD or 4x4 have to match, no conversion is possible
thanks so much!! that helps out a lot. If its from a 4.0 explorer, is everything the same, bell housing and tail shaft?
 

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Yes to both, assuming both are 2WD OR both are 4WD
 

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Well, what are we dealing with here? OP mentions 5-speed and A4LD… which are we or are we planning a conversation from manual to auto? If it’s a conversion you need the trans, flex plate, starter, engine harness and computer.

If you have the A4LD auto already, you just need the trans as RonD said.

If you have a manual then any Ranger manual for a 2.9 or 4.0 will work up to 2011 as long as it matches 2wd or 4x4
 

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Sounds like the 89 in question has an A4LD but it needs to be replaced.
 

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Sounds like the 89 in question has an A4LD but it needs to be replaced.
That’s kinda what I got out of it but figured I’d try to make sure everybody was on the same page
 

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yep. 89 with a4ld just needed to know what all i can yank one out of. i appreciate everyones help
 

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but one person said 89 thru 94 and other person said thru 2011. is that for getting one from
Ranger or Explorer too?
 

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but one person said 89 thru 94 and other person said thru 2011. is that for getting one from
Ranger or Explorer too?
Through 94, Ranger or Explorer. Technically 95-2011 will fit, but you would have to adapt the electrical controls because they are not A4LD but based on the A4LD if that makes sense.
 

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