My best guess is a conditional "yes" for the following reasons:
Someone with more knowledge about transmissions can give you better info than I can, but repair manuals like Chilton's are "generic" for 1983-1994 Rangers, Bronco IIs and Explorers since they were within a generation of similar body and engine styles. The section on auto transmissions shows how to remove a C3, a C5 for 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive, and an A4LD transmission for repair or replacement, so if you are placing an '88 C3 trans in an '86 Ranger that had/has a C3, the swap should work. The same should be true of C-5 to C5 or A4LD to A4LD. Whether you can switch from one kind of trans to a different one on an engine that was designed to attach to the first one, I don't know.
If you are planning to do this yourself, I'd definitely get hold of a Chilton's or other repair guide to show you how. Better yet, you with a repair manual and a good transmission mechanic can decide what is the best used replacement for your Ranger, then get out of the way and let him do the work. Some things are worth paying others to do!
Any Ranger owners/enthusiasts or Transmission specialists out there that can shed more light on this one?
A manual can; an automatic will not, as the 94 transmission will be electronically controlled, whereas the 86 would be mechanically controlled.
The 86 2.8L automatic transmission will not bolt up to a 71 Chevy engine.
Should be a plug on the side of the transmission about 1/2 up- fill to this point
Usually it is depending on whether it is an automtic or a manual transmission. But thart early of a model both types of transmission use the mercon type F transmission fluid if you have an automatic don't waste time or money,it will break soon...invest rather in a manual one.
You would need to swap the auto transmission to a stickshift transmission of the same type of vehicle. eg. take the ae 86 corrola and its auto, and swap for the ae 86 manual (stick)
YES, it can be done. Can YOU afford it? Only you know. Depends on how good you are, how much of the work you want to do, how big a hurry you are in.You will need to locate and install ,clutch components(pedal,slave cylinder, linkage,ect),manual xmissions, possibly adjust the length of driveshaft OR obtain driveshaft from a manual model.
assuming the automatic was the same or near in year yes if you only swap the engines
linkage broken, bad pump, bad transmission. best guess is bad pump or tranny. hope it helps. duboff
There isn't a transmission fluid reservoir on an 86 S10 pickup. The transmission fluid is held in the transmission itself.
Bone dry, automatic aprox 12 qts, standard aprox 2 qts.
Yes it will find one that is a 86 to a 88 or 89 will work for you.
HeyJoe==They are not cleanable. If it is grinding between gears, the synchronizers need replacing. GoodluckJoe
No, it will not work. The 86 is a mechanically controlled transmission, vs. the electronically controlled transmission of the 96 (which also means the engine ECM will be programmed to function with that electronically controlled transmission).
86 divided by 7676 show work = 0.011203751954142784
On my 86 2.0l it has a hydrallic clutch and there is no adjustment, but you can check the reservoir to see if there is enough fluid in it.
Had problem with 86 Lincoln not shifting properly when cold. I assumed it was because the fluid was thicker and would be more affected by a clogged filter. I had the transmission flushed and the filter cleaned and it worked perfectly from then on.
Yes it will,
CHAIN - (Helpfull)
Try disconnecting the wiring from the module on the distributor and spraying the contacts with WD40. It worked on my 86 ranger.
I ASSUME axle code " 86 " is the same as it is on the ( 1996 ) Ford Ranger ( 3.73 gear ratio , conventional / non - limited slip )
86 hp 124 torque
no...absolutely not, totally different, even the slightest difference would make it not work correctly