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Manual Transmission Compatibility


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Any 4.0 M5ODR-1 from '91 to '11 will bolt up to you engine.*
Those from a 4.0 SoHC ('01-11) will have an extra hole, but you can just ignore it. And 1st isn't quite as deep (3.40 vs 3.72).​
* You, of course, want a 2wd transmission if your truck is 4x2, 4wd transmission for a 4x4.
Hey bud, so if i am reading this right, my 2004 ranger 2.3 5 speed, that transmission will bolt to my 1999 ford ranger with a 3.0??
 


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Hey bud, so if i am reading this right, my 2004 ranger 2.3 5 speed, that transmission will bolt to my 1999 ford ranger with a 3.0??
The fine print at start of line - any 4.0 M5ODR-1. The 3.0 M5ODR-1 and 2.3 M5ODR-1s each have different bellhousing bolt patterns.
And the M5ODR-2 is almost completely different.
 

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The fine print at start of line - any 4.0 M5ODR-1. The 3.0 M5ODR-1 and 2.3 M5ODR-1s each have different bellhousing bolt patterns.
And the M5ODR-2 is almost completely different.
Yea yea yea, i got breifly got excited, fa king ford and their bellhousing bs
 

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Wouldn't be Ford bs, its Mazda bs, but Ford did own quite a bit of Mazda stock at the time, lol

Prior to the M5OD-R1s(and R2s) most manual transmissions had detachable bell housings
So a transmission model could be used with multiple engines by changing the bell housing only
But you still had the issue of best gear ratios for engine power/torque

An Integrated bell housing does reduce the cost of a manual transmission and became popular when FWD cars started to become more common because the transmissions have to be much shorter than a RWD manual trans, so the bell housing and transmission case were cast as one piece
 

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