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Are A4LD bell housings interchangeable?

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Old 10-27-2010, 01:30 PM   #1
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Are A4LD bell housings interchangeable?

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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Old 10-27-2010, 04:28 PM   #2
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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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Old 10-28-2010, 10:14 AM   #3
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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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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!
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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