Can I put manual 3.0 ranger motor in a 89 3.0 auto ranger?

Asked by Dec 21, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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4,805

You have to remember that engines with manual transmissions have a flywheel as opposed to engines for automatics having a flex plate that the torque converter bolts to

Was just wondering if flex plate will bolt to auto crank

4,805

It should, but I can't say for sure. I do know that when looking up replacement crankshafts there's no distinction between manual or automatic so the bolt holes in the back of the crank should fit both.

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not great on fords, chevy guy, this crank has a protrusion with the pilot bearing in it, worried the converter going to hit it

4,805

There are a lot of Ford forums and probably some dedicated to the Ranger and those members should give the most accurate answers.

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