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Are A4LD bell housings interchangeable?

Discussion in 'Explorer & Ranger Transmissions, Transfer Cases, &' started by mpark@atlantamem, October 27, 2010.

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      mpark@atlantamem New Member

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      can someone please tell me if bell housings are interchangeable on the A4LD. From a 4.0 to a 2.9. I thought maybe I could take the bell housing off an
      A4LD from behind a 2.9L and switch with an A4LD from behind a 4.0L then put it back behind the 2.9L. I am working on a 1990 Ranger w/ 2.9L. I hope this make sense. Thanks!
       
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      Welcome to this forum! I've moved your thread into the transmissions section. They are interchangeable but keep in mind that several things are internally different on the 4.0L equipped models.
       
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      Go look at the frankentranny sticky (was the last sticky above) - early on he describes the differences, if not what you need the transmission rebuild talks about it some. I think they are identical.

      Update: sorry, I didn't notice that Brooklyn had answered. Never mind.
       
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      Why would you swap bellhousings? The 4.0l trans will bolt right up to the 2.9l. No need to swap bellhousings. I'm running a 2.9l trans and bell housing on my 4.0l. It feels like its got a 3000 stall converter in it, but the truck isnt used on the road anymore. Its just used around the yard at my shop, so I dont really care.
       
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      I am having trouble locating 2.9 a4ld tranny. thought a 4.0 might be easier to find.
       

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