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I have a 1994 Mustang. 3.8L V6. I recently ran in to some transmission problems and have found out the my T5 is no longer any good. I was wonder if it were possible to put a 1986 T5 out of a Ford Ranger in there instead. Would it be possible? Sorry, I`m still new to all this and just wanting to learn. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
 

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One of the issues you will encounter will be the transmission speed sensor. The 1986 will have a mechanically driven cable. Where as the 1994 will use an electronic VSS sensor.

I have to agree that it's not that hard to find a transmission that will "plug and play" swap in. Try car-part.com for a searchable list of salvage yards in your area.
 

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Thanks, I`ll start looking around to find one. I`ve heard that they are pretty popular and easy to find. I`ll get it figured out one way or the other! Thanks again!
 

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So I guess i`m looking to pick up a used tranny. should I stick to getting one from a 94 v6? Or can I get the same tranny from another make or model? Sorry for the noob questions. I`m still learning.
 

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So I guess i`m looking to pick up a used transmission. should I stick to getting one from a 94 v6? Or can I get the same transmission from another make or model? Sorry for the noob questions. I`m still learning.
The 94 V-6 T-5 is the same from 94 through 98.

A 94/95 V-8 unit is an exact fit as well, but the gear ratios are slightly different and the torque rating is increased from 265 ft/lbs to 300 ft/lbs.

The most noticeable difference would be the fifth gear ratio. The V-6 has a 0.73 fifth and the V-8 has a 0.68 fifth gear. The 94/95 V-8 T-5 is a little hard to find since they were only made for those two years. The 94-98 V-6 T-5 is relatively plentiful.
 
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