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Can you convert a Ford Ranger 4WD manual transmission to an automatic?

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2015-07-15 18:20:19
2015-07-15 18:20:19

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.

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