I have a manual transmission and 2wd. I dunno if the old 5. I've checked 3 so far. There's also a fairly old thread that details the small changes in the Explorer 5. Last year I even saw an explorer sport trac that had a 5 speed manual, but that was with the 4.
Just want all my build to glide with no problems, well the least problems lol. Any othe easy thing to recongnize them by. As for compatibility of things, the 97 Ranger is probably one of the easier swaps. And I'll be posting tons and tons of pictures when I start to when I finish the build and help out anyone I can. Definitely make sure you get all the wiring harness and computer from the donor Explorer so you can reuse all that. I think using the explorer electronics would be awesome. Even junyards and salvage yards.
However if you go with the tried-n-true T5, there is plenty of coverage as to what you need to make that swap work. Some say that the distributor interferes with the Ex fuel rail but I don't know for sure. And how hard is it to do an output shaft switch? Closer to home this time. I guess it came on the junk yard transmission. Be as detailed as you can about what you are working with or wanting to work with. I was going to do springs, new oil pump, gasket kit and the like.
I know of two more, I just gotta find them. Due to large size of the 4406 and the different slip yoke, the rear shaft will have to be shortened and reconfigured. Qty Add 27028 Ford 4R70W transmission overhaul Kit 1996-03. This 96 Crown Vic was said to be just rotted out? Do you have emissions to worry about? Never looked up that, probably sounds retarded lol. From a fuel system perspective, the easiest to use in a 98+ Ranger is the 99~2001 5. Hopefully the titles will be clear enough to get you going.
Anyway they tell me with this harness the transmission isn't recognizing what gear the shifter is set to. I wonder if the cam in the explorer has the gear for the distributor or would that need to be changed. Or would it just be easier to buy the output shaft and tail housing? The transmission cooler in the front of the radiator. You cant use coil packs with a mustang computer and and like i said in my first post, you can use the explorer ecm with a manual, but until you get a custom tune, it will look for input from the tranny and act strangely when it is supposed to shift, but it will idle and run so you can get up and running. Buying a used 1997 Ford Explorer transmission from a non-reliable dealer is an unnecessary risk. It is best to wire up the trans to match the 98+ components, the 98+ parts are better.
And for deep pockets, go with Torque Monster headers. Pain in the ass or just something you personally wouldn't do, or well anyone else. But if you don't know about it, it is one of those things that you'll scratch your head over. I don't know if the connections on the Ranger and Explorer are the same from the compressor to the condenser. Hickfied, I know the made explorer 5 speeds with the 4. Thanks I know that the explorer transmissions are geared different, and the motors are probably not tuned to be in a mustang.
Ok, I will try a slightly different spin on the question. If I gotta I'll buy the wiring diagrams from Ford for those exact vehicles. Was hoping they were not balenced by the flywheel. But this in no way is an exhaustive explanation of what would be needed to make the combination work. So you'll still need an oil filter relocator kit.
Do I have to change anything out or buy any extra stuff. Again 96 Explorer will take a regular header. The wiring I'm not too worried about. So the wiring would be different I would think? Are you referring to 94-97 Ranger years? Can a pcm from a vehicle with an electronic automatic transmission be used in a vehicle that will have a standard transmission? The only problem that occurs is that one spark plug wire needs a 90 degree boot attached to clear the header primary. Read both my threads to get familiarized.