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Boodaggy

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I have a 1991 ford explorer sport that has a mitsubishi fm146 manual transmission (yes this is correct, prior owner swapped it out when his m50d grenaded on him) and it has lasted almost 10 years but is ready for a rebuild/replacement.

Anyways I found a manual transmission out of a 1996 4wd ranger with a 2.3 motor and was trying to make sure it is completely swappable.

From what I have read it is an m5od transmission but will comfirm when I go look at it.

I know the fm146 and m50d are swappable but is the bellhousing from a 2.3 m5od the same as the bellhousing from a 4.0l m5od?

I am pretty sure the transfer cases are swapable and the lengths of the transmission are the same minus shifter location.

Any input is appreciated,
Thanks
 
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the m5od bellhousings are integrated arent they
 
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Yup.

The only M5ODs that will bolt up are from a 4.0l (OHV or SOHC will work) or a 2.9l.
 
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Are the shifters interchangeable between the fm146 and the m5od?
 
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No.
 
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