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Old 02-03-2010, 04:27 PM
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ok so i my rangers tranny is getting a bit funky. no surprise with 200 thousand miles. i figure i can get another 20,000 miles outta it before its junk and i have to replace it. my question is if im replacing the tranny anyways why not make it a stick? i love standards. so in doing so what are some issues i would come a crossed. i know besides a manual tranny and a slave cylinder and peddle assembly, what other parts would i need to dig through a junk yard for. pointer and if its even worth the swap. if anyone has done this on a truck that's close to mines year how did you go about doing it.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:50 AM
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I did it on an older (1993 I think) several years ago. One of the problems I had was the electrict engine control wiring was different. I remember taking 2 days changing (actually rewiring) wires from the 2 systems to make everything work as it should, If you do decide to do this I recomend checking a wiring diagrahm and seeing which wires to the transmissions differ. Im thinking you'll get an engine light if everything is not wired correctly to the ECM. And probably get worse milage if you run it with the engine light left on.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:44 AM
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You don't need to completely rewire the truck. The only wiring differences in the '93+ Rangers is the transmission wiring harness that disconnects from the engine wiring harness at the back of the engine.


Parts Needed:
- Transmission (for your engine)
- Clutch Kit
- Slave Cylinder
- Flywheel
- Starter for manual transmission
- Pedal assembly
- Clutch Pedal Position Switch
- Floor pan plate for manual transmission
- Shifter
- Steering column trim for manual transmission
- Gauge cluster block off plate
- PCM for your engine
- Flywheel to Crank bolts


That is the ONLY parts you need.

It is a pretty easy swap. To make it easier, remove the y-pipe from the exhaust manifold. Unless you have a body lift, the transmission won't clear the y-pipe.

I have done 4 of these swaps now. The first one took 9 hours from pulling into the garage to pulling out. The last one took about 7 hours.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:44 PM
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you will also need to have the ecm reprogramed for a five speed
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:05 AM
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you will also need to have the ecm reprogramed for a five speed
Look in my list, the PCM is listed. It is cheaper to get one from a wrecked truck than have it reprogrammed.
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:39 AM
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What about the transfer case? Never done this swap, just curious....
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