What type of automatic transmission does a 1989 Ford Ranger have?
A4LD - 4 speed automatic
In a 1989 Ford Ranger : No If you have the Mitsubishi made 5 speed manual transmission ( transmission code " D " ) it takes ( 2.4 U.S. quarts of 80-90W gear lube ) If you have the Mazda made 5 speed manual transmission ( transmission code " M " ) it takes ( 2.8 U.S. quarts of MERCON automatic transmission fluid )
According to the 2003 Ford Ranger Owner Guide : ( Motorcraft MERCON - V , automatic transmission fluid is used in the automatic transmissions with all engine sizes ) * the type used is indicated either on the automatic transmission fluid dipstick handle , or it is engraved into the automatic transmission fluid level dipstick *
According to this website; http://market.autopartsfair.com/ford-transmissions/find_product.HTML?model=ranger_2wd&year=1989 You have an A4LD transmission whether it is a 2wd or a 4wd. Answer and what is funny is that tranny is so bad ford says it isn't a ford tranny..mercury designed it and ford made the "mistake" of using it for their trucks Answer There were three transmissions available in 1989. There was the Mitsubishi unit that was often coupled with the 2.9 liter engine and the Mazda M5OD…