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FM146 Tran's in '91 Explorer

Discussion in 'Explorer & Ranger Transmissions, Transfer Cases, &' started by djmillett, March 26, 2009.

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      djmillett New Member

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      I did some checking but didn't find what I was looking for.

      I bought a '91 Explorer that was converted to manual with the Mitsubishi FM146 transmission. The previous owner had put a new starter in it which shortly after getting the explorer stopped working. In doing some checking I discovered the flywheel was chewed up.

      I picked up a flyweel from the junkyard for a '91 manual Explorer and discovered when I went to buy the new cluch that although it looked to be the same size was different than the flywheel in the explorer.

      To make a long story short, I now have a '91 manual flywheel and cluch with a FM146 transmission and I'm trying to find out if this setup will even work and if so what starter works with it?
       
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      when the ring gear on my flywheel got chewed up i bought a new gear from Ford. i hammered off the old gear then i put the flywheel in the deep freeze overnight. in the morning i warmed up the ring gear in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes.
      i put lock-tite around the flywheel and used welding gloves to handle the ring gear. i set right in place without any persuasion with a waiting hammer. within 2 minutes it had cooled enough that there was no way no how it was coming off. that was 6 years ago and it is still running fine.
       
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      I already have a new flywheel. My question is will the flywheel and starter for a stock manual which is the Mazda transmission work or do I need to use the flywheel for the Ranger the Mitsubishi transmission came from.

      I didn't realize the transmission in my '91 explorer was not the stock tranny and I bought and installed what would be the stock flywheel and cluch. When I installed the starter it started but the starter would not disengage.

      Will the stock starter for a '91 Explorer work with the stock flywheel mounted on the FM146 tranny or do I need to use the Ranger starter and fywheel that the FM146 tanny came from?
       

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