it is possible, but your going to have to do some major changes...
the manual transmission you have in your ranger is most likely a Mazda M50D-R1. and if your running a 4.0 L engine you can bolt up a A4LD, AOD or C4 trans... but the thing to factor in is, is it really worth it? in order to get a auto to function correctly, your gonna need a computer for a auto, proper hoses to maintain trans pressure. and appropriate linkage to shift.
ive changed my ranger from a stick to auto, but its a offroad race truck and is not street legal. the valve body was converted to a manual and doesnt require hoses to shift.
it is possible... but is your time money worth it??
You cannot convert transmissions, however, you can replace them. The bolt patterns are not different per transmissions for the same motors. You will probably be able to use the same transfer case on either tranny. You will also need to replace components on the stearing collumn, and run new linkage to the throttle body or carburator. I don't think it would be worth the time, $, or effort to do this on a Ford Ranger.
Converting a manual transmission to automatic transmission is not possible but you can replace a manual transmission to an automativ transmission . That is also an expensive deal.
manual or automatic transmission
Manual transmission fluid is MERCON automatic transmission fluid.
Motorcraft MERCON automatic transmission fluid in the 5 speed manual transmission of a 2000 Ford Ranger in North America
Motorcraft MERCON automatic transmission fluid is used in the 5 speed manual transmission according to the 1997 Ford Ranger owners manual
automatic or manual transmission ?
Motorcraft MERCON ATF ( automatic transmission fluid ) is used in the 5 speed manual transmission of a 1999 Ford Ranger , according to the owners manual
how much you got??????????????
I know that a 1994 ranger with a manual trans. uses automatic trans. fluid
The owners manual shows Motorcraft MERCON ATF ( automatic transmission fluid ) in the 5 speed manual transmission
Approximately ( 2.8 quarts ) of Motorcraft MERCON automatic transmission fluid for the 5 speed manual transmission in a 2004 Ford Ranger