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This section replaced the old Tech Library of the original website that can still be found HERE. (No new articles added here after 2018)

2019-Present Ford Ranger Tech:

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Other Info:

Catalogs / Manuals:

A4LD Service Manual

Mitsubishi 5-Speed (FM145 & FM146)

Mitsubishi 5-Speed Service Manual

1983-1987 Toyo Kogyo Transmission

1988-1998 Toyo Kogyo Mazda Transmission

Light Duty Transmission Transfer Case Part Numbers

BW1354 Manual Transfer Case

Automatic Transmission:

Automatic Transmission Troubleshooting

Ford Ranger Automatic Transmissions

Ford Ranger Fluids & Capacities

A4LD Service Manual

C5 Transmission Diagnosis

Ford 4R44E / 4R55E / 5R55E Valve Body Gasket

7-Common Problems With The Ford 4R55E Transmission

Automatic Transmission Fluid Change

Put A GM 700R4 Behind Your Ford 4.0L V6 

Installing a Torque Converter lock up switch

Adjust / Repair Instrument Cluster Gear Indicator

A4LD Pressure Switch For Lock Up Torque Converter

Manual Transmission:

Ford Ranger Manual Transmissions

Manual Transmission Troubleshooting

Ford M5OD Shop Manual

M5ODR1-HD Transfer Case Shift Lever Bracket

Clutch Pedal to Idler Shaft Bushing Replacement

Bleed A Hydraulic Clutch

Mazda Transmission Disassembly

Ford 2.9 Converted To 4.0 Clutch

Ford T5 Identification

Pilot Bearing Replacement

Mazda M5OD-R4 (M5R4) Manual Transmission


Shift Rail Plug Maintenance

Shifter Bushing Replacement

Build Your Own Shifter

Transmission Swaps:

Transmission Swap Options

A4LD to F146 (Mitsubishi) 5-Speed Swap

T4/T5 Manual for Your Ford Ranger 2.9 V-6

How to replace a M5OD-R1 with a M5OD-R1HD

FM146 to M5OD and Complete Clutch Upgrade


Transfer Cases / Trail Control:

Transfer Case Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Your 2001-2011 Transfer Case

1995-2000 4WD Control Module

Troubleshooting Your 1995-2000 4WD Module 

Checking 4WD Shift Module Circuits (1994-Older)

Transfer Case Shift Module Diagnosis (1994-Older)

The Ford Ranger 4-Wheel Drive System

M5ODR1-HD Transfer Case Shift Lever Bracket 

1983-2011 Ford Ranger Transfer Cases 

Transfer Case Identification & Ratios

Borg Warner Transfer Case Identification

Rebuilding A Transfer Case Shift Motor 

T-Case Exploded Views & Part Numbers

BW 1354 Transfer Case Exploded View & ID

Transfer Case Fluid Change

Servicing A Transfer Case Shift Motor

NP205 Twin Stick Transfer Case

Transfer Case Doubler:

Dual Transfer Case Conversion

Building a BW1350-1354 Transfer Case Doubler

D&D Machine Transfer Case Doubler Install


Building A Front Driveshaft For A 1998+ Ford Ranger

Fixing A Driveshaft ‘Clunk’

Carrier Bearing Relocation

Carrier Bearing Replacement

Checking Pinion Angles

1-Piece Driveshaft And Why You Want One

1-Piece Rear Driveshaft Swap (’90-’97 4WD Supercab)

All About Universal Joints

Double Cardan U-Joint Replacement

Pinion & U-Joint Angles

Explorer Front Driveshaft On Rear Of Bronco II


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