What all should I replace when installing a manual transmission

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SGator84, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. SGator84

    SGator84 New Member

    I have a 98 Ford Ranger XLT V6 5 Speed manual transmission. I just had the clutch replaced and then my transmission went out. I have a new one to put in and want to make sure I replace everything I should before installing. Any help is appreciated
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  3. PeteB

    PeteB Member

    I would remove the top cover and inspect the shift forks, if it's a used trans. The 5 speed manual trans in the Ranger (and some F-150's) has the shifter travel limiters built into the synchros, not the cover or gate. That means when you drive down the road, in 4th gear with your hand resting on the shifter, (I'm guilty of it) you are putting unnecessary loads on the shift fork. You can actually wear out the shift fork completely doing this. I was a trans tech at a Ford dealer for 15 years and fixed many for this problem. Just a suggestion.

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  4. RangerAl

    RangerAl Member

    slave cylinder, master cylinder, throw out bearing, new pilot bearing (although I am using brass bushing off the early 90s Chevy S-10) pressure plate, and have the flywheel resurfaced or get a new one. I would also drained and replace new fluid and finally pull out the 3 rubber shift rail plugs and replace it with metal freeze plugs. You should be set for the next 100K miles!


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