Transmission info

Discussion in 'Drivetrain Tech' started by Sam, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Sam

    Sam New Member

    I have a 1997 Ford Ranger XLT supercab 2.4l engine with a 5-speed w/od manual transmission. Mazda code m, M50D-R1 this transmission was used for several years and for several different engines. Just letting people know, and I am looking to do an engine swap, this is why I know this.
    1988 & up 2.3l 2wd ranger
    1988-92 2.9l 2wd ranger
    1991-2000, 4.0l ranger (3.72/2.05/1.31/1.00/.0.79, 4.0l engines)
    1991-up 3.0l ranger
    (3.72/2.20/1.50/1.00/.079 all other engines)
    And is also noted on the 1988 Bronco II and Aerostar.
    The difference between 4 wheel drive and 2 wheel drive is the tail end of the transmission connecting to the transfer case. Just letting you guys and gals know. Have a great day
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  3. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    ...used in the Mazda pickup variants, as well. ( ;) )
    Before the '98, I had an '89 B2200 for almost 21 years. Good ol' truck. A former co-worker named he "Ol' Betsy".
    Used the older version of this tranny, the M5M-D.
    3.622/2.186/1.419/1/.858 coupled to a "P" type drive axle. 3.91 gears (43:11).
    REAL happy @ 50 mph. I averaged 25mpg with mine.
    These days, my '98 XL, which I call "Whitey Ford", prefers much higher speeds. Had to becareful when I first got it. Constantly found myself doing 70 in the thing.
    Now 50-60 is no problem, but I call 50 mph the cutoff for OD gear and I downshift often on hills.
    Still, faster and quicker than my ol' Mazda, but not nearly the low end (seat-of-the-pants) power of my that older truck.
    If I can keep my foot out of it, I can average around 26-27 mpg.
    Works for me, but I'd really like to swap to 3.73's in the rear end.

    Last edited: Jun 18, 2018 at 1:20 PM

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