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Fm145 question

87RangerXLTct

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My fm145 started making noise in my 87 ranger 4x4. Changed the fluid, it was down about 3/4 quart. That didn't help much.
Did the 2.3 4x4 rangers use same tranny? I found one near me, was thinking I can just swap bellhousing? I imagine the bellhousing is removable, would this work?
 


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Yes swap bells you should be golden.
 

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2.3s prior to 1988. 88 up had M5ODs. 86-87 is your best bet.

FWIW the FM145 in my '87 is very noisy, has been for a while. Keeps on going though. Might last quite a while longer.
 

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Thanks guys.
Shran- how long has yours been making noise? I might just get AAA and keep driving it while I gather up the parts. Definitely going to need a trans crossmember as well. The bushings on mine are toast
 

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