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Old 01-01-2010, 20:48   #1 (permalink)
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87 ranger 5 speed trans.. right lube

Have an 87 (03/87) 2.9 with 5-speed....138,XXX miles... Guy who had it before had put ATF in the trans (short period of time)..... manual called for 80-90 in all 87's trannies... (88 1 was atf, the other 90w) so thats what I put back in. Now that it's really cold.. sometimes shifting is a little more difficult, until the trans "warms up" from use.... is this typical?? Was the other guy wrong to use ATF in an 87.. of was I wrong to put it back??
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Old 01-01-2010, 22:12   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 87 ranger 5 speed trans.. right lube

Good question. I went on to the autozone website and this is what they say.

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FLUID RECOMMENDATION

Use Standard Transmission Lube SAE 80 in the 4-speed or Mitsubishi 5-speed manual transmission. The Mazda (Toyo Kogyo) 5-speed transmission uses Mercon® automatic transmission fluid. Use of improper fluids could lead to leaks or transmission damage.
I wonder if yours has the Mazda 5-speed?
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Old 01-01-2010, 22:16   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 87 ranger 5 speed trans.. right lube

Here's a link you might find interesting. Ford Ranger Manual Transmissions at The Ranger Station

Looks like your transmission requires ATF
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Got the toyo kogyo 5 speed, but nobody seems to list what the derned LUBE is!!! Been all over the net searching....
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Re: 87 ranger 5 speed trans.. right lube

ATF doesn't sound right at all.. albeit I have heard of it in a few cases.

Amsoil's recommended product for your 2.9L 5 speed is 10W40 engine oil! Check it out yourself: AMSOIL Online Product Application Guide
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Re: 87 ranger 5 speed trans.. right lube

There is a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB #01157 INFORMATION REGARDING TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *SLC) for your 87 but I can't find the details.

The easiest way to find out is call your local Ford service dept on Monday.
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