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2002 Explorer XLS 4x4 5spd Clutch - 23 or 26 spline - can VIN tell you?


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I understand there are 2 potential 5 speed transmissions for the 2002 Explorers. One has a 23 spline shaft and the other has a 26 spline shaft. Does anyone have any idea if you can determine that from the VIN? My VIN is 1FMZU72E82ZB88001.

Long story short, my engine blew on a trip through Arizona and I left it with a mechanic there. I'm back in Colorado. I bought a salvage motor and it's being shipped to the mechanic for installation. I'm looking to buy a clutch on line to send to him but won't know the spline count till he separates the tranny from the motor. Can I determine that from the VIN or the build date (I don't have the build date handy).
 
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I looked up the build date - January 16 2002.
 




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I understand there are 2 potential 5 speed transmissions for the 2002 Explorers. One has a 23 spline shaft and the other has a 26 spline shaft. Does anyone have any idea if you can determine that from the VIN? My VIN is 1FMZU72E82ZB88001.

Long story short, my engine blew on a trip through Arizona and I left it with a mechanic there. I'm back in Colorado. I bought a salvage motor and it's being shipped to the mechanic for installation. I'm looking to buy a clutch on line to send to him but won't know the spline count till he separates the tranny from the motor. Can I determine that from the VIN or the build date (I don't have the build date handy).
A guess might be 23 spline used with 4.0L, 26 used with the V-8. imp
 




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A guess might be 23 spline used with 4.0L, 26 used with the V-8. imp
You couldn't get 5-speeds with the V8s. There were both 26 and 23 spline used in the 4.0Ls. How you can know I don't know though. I would doubt the VIN can tell you.
 




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@briwayjones "You couldn't get 5-speeds with the V8s"

That's a shame! I learn something every day. imp
 




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@briwayjones "You couldn't get 5-speeds with the V8s"

That's a shame! I learn something every day. imp
I wish you could have. I would have loved to get a 2nd gen 5.0L with a manual.
 








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2002 is 3rd. Gen. Typo? imp
Nope, I wish they had manuals in the 2nd gens. that had the 5.0L. It would be nice if they had it in the 3rd gens. with the 4.6L also.
 




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Thread from the dead, but apparently 4.0 v6 / 5sp in an 02 Sport or Sport-Trac is the 23 spline, and only the 02 4-door SUV got the 26 spline with DMF...
 




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