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Old 01-30-2011, 08:39 PM
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Default can i use 4.0 auto trans in a 99 3.0

i have a 99 3.0 auto 4x4 ranger with a bad transmission. i was wondering if a 95-2000 4.0 auto 4x4 trans will work. or poss a 95-96 explorer. thanks for any info.

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Old 01-30-2011, 10:00 PM
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Default Re: can i use 4.0 auto trans in a 99 3.0

no 3.0L has a 4r44e trans its close but not the same to the 5r55e you need a 4r44e trans

what is the trans doing they are not hard to rebuild
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:24 AM
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isnt the 5r55 a 5 speed? i was thinking poss 4r55e. and i thought 95 and 96 have 4r44e trans also
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:00 AM
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Default Re: can i use 4.0 auto trans in a 99 3.0

are the bell housing removable on those...? I had an a4ld that was, took it from a 4.0 and stuck it behind a 2.3. If not, I dont think the bolt pattern is the same anyhow from 3.0 to 4.0
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Default Re: can i use 4.0 auto trans in a 99 3.0

the a4ld is removable, but the newer ones do not. the 5r55e is the 5 speed auto, which started around 97. in 95, the 4r55e was the 4 speedo auto. the manual is the m5od-r1.

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For the most part, no transmissions will swap over to the 4.0, how ever there are some exceptsion. A4LD’s have removable bellhousings so if you have an A4LD with your old engine, it may be possible to just swap the bellhousing, and be able to use the same transmission. Also, the 2.9 and 4.0 share the same bellhousing bolt pattern, so its possible to use the transmission from a 2.9 on a 4.0. However, this really isnt recommended. The 2.9 transmission will have different gear ration, and probably wont stand up to as much power or torque as one designed for the 4.0.

Something else to remember, if using an automatic transmission, dont forget to grab the transmission kickdown cable, as it may be different from what is currently in your truck.

If you have a manual transmission, then your pretty much out of luck. The manual transmissions used in Rangers have non-removable bellhousings, so only 2.9 or 4.0 specific manual transmissions will bolt onto a 4.0. Once again, the use of a 2.9 transmission is possible, but not really recommened.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:06 AM
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are the bell housing removable on those...? I had an a4ld that was, took it from a 4.0 and stuck it behind a 2.3. If not, I dont think the bolt pattern is the same anyhow from 3.0 to 4.0
yes the bell housing is removable. its a four speed, the transmission code is 't' which is a 4r44e.
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