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Could u put a t5 from a Ford Ranger 2.3 into a 93 2.3 mustang. Can't ever find a t5 for a 2.3 mustang.

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To my knowledge no rangers came with a t-5 from the factory, I could be wrong, but I believe that a ranger trans will bolt up to the engine, but the shifter will be in the middle of the dash in a mustang. Maybe someone else can chime in on this.
 

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Will v8 clutches work on a 2.3 or do that take different clutches? I have found a 92 2.3 motor and tranny for 450 I'm getting all the wiring harness drive shaft computer and cluster since my tach don't work in mine. I'm going to replace shift cable.

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A caveat has reared it's ugly head with my above statements. It's rare that I come across something about a T5 that I had overlooked, but someone recently brought it to my attention so I set out to figure out what was going on. It has to do with a V8 and 2.3L bearing retainer, the front 'snout' that the tob rides on and retains the input bearing and shaft assembly into the trans. The issue is that Ford(in it's infinite wisdom) decided to swap out the input shaft bearing for a larger diameter race and increased angle of the roller bearings on certain years of 2.3L transmissions. So, when you try to swap to a steel bearing retainer or a V8 one, the race of the input bearing is too large to fit into the recess in the retainer.

Now, what's the solution? how do you put a V8 bearing retainer onto your 2.3L trans? Answer: remove the input and bearing assembly from the trans, press the input shaft bearing off, and install a V8 bearing and use that V8 race as the input shafts are the same size where the bearing presses onto it:

Use the V8 bearing and race in the V8 steel bearing retainer. Easy, no. Simple fix, yes. Bearings run less than 20 bucks even if you overpay. I get them for less than 10, just shop around. You must reshim the input after you replace the bearing, as there are shim(s) under the race in the bearing retainer. shim it so the input is fairly secure, but may have a few thousandths wiggle to it, but def not so tight that the trans is hard to spin. Sometimes the original shim is all that's needed, but I'm putting it out there that you need to ensure it's correct before installing the trans. Also remember to tip the trans(tailshaft up) as you remove the input shaft so the needle bearings will not fall down into the case and they will stay inside the input where they belong. D&D in MI sells a great manual for rebuilding the T5. They also sell every T5 V8 part you could want or need. Hope this helps.
I recently swapped my 2.3 aluminum bearing retainer with an after-market steel/aluminum V8 one but I had to take the V8 one to a machine shop and have the V8 one machined to four cylinder specifications. Due to the fact that there was no way of "pressing a V8 input bearing onto a four cylinder input shaft" the inner diameter of a V8 bearing was too large for the input shaft. I could have sleeved the input shaft to make up the difference but I decided to have the retainer machined. HOWEVER I had to downsize the shim accordingly due to the fact that the V8 bearing retainer holds a smaller bearing, thus having less material.
 

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98 v6 t5 swap to a 2.3l

just wondering how u would swap a 98 v6 t5 to a 2.3 liter. I know the v6 input shaft is longer and the diameter is bigger and the bearing is different but what do i need to do
 

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You need to check the bell housing, I don't know if its the same on the V6 and I think that they are integral to the trans on the 98.
 

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just wondering how u would swap a 98 v6 t5 to a 2.3 liter. I know the v6 input shaft is longer and the diameter is bigger and the bearing is different but what do i need to do
Sorry for the delayed response, the 94 to 04 T5 v6 trans will work if you use a 93 or earlier v8 input shaft in and cut the bearing retainer down to fit the shorter input length. Also, you will need a pilot bushing that will work with a v8 shaft in the 2.3 crank. I had mine turned down to the same diameter as a 2.3 pilot. The splines are the same diameter between the v6, v8 and 2.3 T5's.

You need to check the bell housing, I don't know if its the same on the V6 and I think that they are integral to the trans on the 98.
T5's never came with an integral bellhousing. You are.thinking of T45, 3650, etc, all of which the 04 and earlier cars did not use behind a v6.

Will v8 clutches work on a 2.3 or do that take different clutches? I have found a 92 2.3 motor and tranny for 450 I'm getting all the wiring harness drive shaft computer and cluster since my tach don't work in mine. I'm going to replace shift cable.
No, v8 clutches will not work. That's a decent deal.
 
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