Re: Ranger Transmission Replacement Advice Needed
The best I can suggest is to make sure the transmission comes from a 4.0 V6
or a V-8. If you send me a private e-mail, I'll be able to give more
"Tom Dobrovolny" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Great information. Thanks!
> (Yes, it is a 4x2.)
> Can you tell me where on the unit this ID number is located?
> The reason I ask is that I don't want some recycler trying to pass me the
> R1 as an R2.
> CJB wrote:
>> You probably have the M5R1. There's also an M5R1 HD and an M5R2. The HD
>> stronger than the R1, and the R2 is stronger than the HD. The R1 is
>> behind the 4 cylinders, the R1 HD behind the V-6's and the R2 behind the
>> V8's in the F series. My understanding is that they're all dimentionally
>> the same if you're talking about 4x2.
>> If it were me, I'd find a late model, low mileage, M5R2 or at least an
>> HD. The stronger the transmission you use, the longer it should last.
>> Having said that, don't be surprised if they're a little pricey, since
>> Mazda transmissions are not known for extreme longevity.
>> "Tom Dobrovolny" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>>The 1st and 3rd syncros are giving up on my 94 Ranger (3L, 5-speed,
>>>Supercab). I am going to give it to one of my kids for college, and want
>>>it running reliably for the next two years.
>>>I am in Central California (a small town near Sacramento).
>>>What do think is the best course of action?
>>>Have the current trans rebuilt?
>>>Replace it with a rebuilt unit?
>>>Replace with something from a recycler/dismantler?
>>>And if it should be replaced, is there a place in or around Sacramento
>>>to purchase a rebuilt or recycle transmission. (I looked in the Yellow
>>>Pages, but you cannot tell much from advertisements. Also did a Google
>>>search. Filled out one form requesting the parts and got 29 emails
>>>saying "call us." I'd like to get the work done this week, and most of
>>>the "call us" people are out-of-state.
>>>One of my kids is a Honda auto tech, lives in San Jose, and can swap it
>>>out, but doesn't have the skills to rebuild it. He could bring me a
>>>transmission from the San Jose area if there is a good source there.
>>>Also, my research indicates that the transmission number is M5R1. Does
>>>that appear to be accurate or is there some other designation I should
>>>be looking for?
>>>Any help will be appreciated.