Transmission swap

10

Asked by Dec 17, 2015 at 12:09 AM about the 2003 Ford Ranger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2003 2.3l ford ranger needing a
new tranny, can I put a mustang
transmission in it? If so which one fits.

4 Answers

145

Hello, are you taking about a automatic or manual tranmission? If automatic, you probably have the 5R55W, in which case you "may" be able to use one from a 05+ mustang. HOWEVER, the issues you will run into are whether or not the bellhousing will bolt up to your block. IF a standard transmission, you would probably want to use a T5/T45 equivalent from the mustang. However you may still have the bellhousing mating issues. Long story short, although the gearing would be completely different it would still work, however the ultimate deciding factor would be if there are bell-housing adapters avaiable to make this work without having to move or modify the transmission support cross-member.

Best Answer
10

Thanks! I actually have the 5R44E transmission though, I was told there is one that would work and fit properly but idk whether or not there right. I haven't been able to find any defiant answers on which transmission to even look at.

10

Also automatic

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
47,535

Sometimes it is best to do a side by side comparison.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Transmission swap

    I have a 1995 ranger I'm wanting to swap the manual transmission to a manual what parts would I need I still want shifter on floor

    1995 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Transmission swap

    Ive got an 89 ranger xlt with the 2.3 lima. Transmission locked up....I need to know what 5speed transmission from what years are interchangeable. The only number I could see was on a sticker on ...

    1989 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • engine swap 1 answer

    I own a 1993 Ford Ranger xlt and i wanna do an engine swap and lift it. What is the best engine that would fit that would give me more power, torque so i can go mudding in my ranger. plus what tr...

    1993 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000ford ranger 3.0 motor swap 8 answers

    Can I take a 3.0 motor out of a 2000 ford ranger 4x4 truck and put it into a 2000 ford ranger 2wd ? Both trucks had the 3.0 v6 motor but the 2wd has a blown motor. The first problem I found was t...

    2000 Ford Ranger

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 4.0 Engine Swap 2 answers

    I have a 1986 Ford Ranger with a 2.3 streight 4. I want to swap in a 4.0 v6. I do not have the time, the skill or the money to swap in a 5.0 v8. What all will it take to put a 4.0 v6 into my truck. Wh...

    1986 Ford Ranger

    -

    Car Customization

Ranger

Looking for a Used Ranger in your area?

CarGurus has 6,718 nationwide Ranger listings starting at $1,450.

ZIP:

Search Ford Ranger Questions

Ford Ranger Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,440
#2 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,180
#3 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 760
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,693 Great Deals out of 211,512 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
616 Great Deals out of 35,102 listings starting at $2,155
Used Chevrolet Colorado
264 Great Deals out of 19,416 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Frontier
433 Great Deals out of 24,034 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet S-10
10 Great Deals out of 1,655 listings starting at $2,450
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,287 Great Deals out of 155,182 listings starting at $1,395
Used Dodge Dakota
122 Great Deals out of 4,295 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Ram 1500
530 Great Deals out of 12,822 listings starting at $1,995
Used GMC Canyon
100 Great Deals out of 7,701 listings starting at $2,500
Used Jeep Wrangler
393 Great Deals out of 19,082 listings starting at $3,000
Used GMC Sierra 1500
937 Great Deals out of 62,257 listings starting at $1,395
Used Ford Mustang
362 Great Deals out of 44,353 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
59 Great Deals out of 2,075 listings starting at $2,595
Used Toyota Tundra
584 Great Deals out of 30,718 listings starting at $2,637
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
395 Great Deals out of 45,058 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Ranger For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 1,084 listings starting at $3,999
2010 Ford Ranger For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 476 listings starting at $3,450
2009 Ford Ranger For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 382 listings starting at $3,995
2008 Ford Ranger For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 507 listings starting at $2,995
2007 Ford Ranger For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 351 listings starting at $1,995