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5 SPD. MAN. TRANS.

1991 Ford Ranger • 4 cylinder 2WD Manual • 497,896 miles

On a 1991 ford ranger 2.3L 5 speed Man. Tran. I have a gear oil leak coming from the top of the trans. Is there only a cover gasket on top or is there a seal also?
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Ronson
July 1, 2011.




Believe seal is silicone on plate see diagram


Docfixit
Jul 1, 2011.
This diagram does not show it. I removed the shift at tower and found a circular plate with 3 torqx screws. Removed that and found a paper gasket to the housing with a rubber built in seal on cover that goes around the shaft. The seal is worn and cracked letting oil pass.


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Ronson
Jul 1, 2011.
Any luck finding new seal?


Docfixit
Jul 2, 2011.
No havent looked yet.I cut a piece of rubber/cork type gasket material and put below it and cut a few slices so the shifter can move into gear and hopefully this will slow my leak untill I locate one. It definitely looks like a dealer item. If not I may have to go to the wreckin yard.


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Ronson
Jul 2, 2011.
Found a complete gasket and shift pin kit that tightens up the shifter play buy still have a leak somewhere up top. Drips onto cat converter when driving.


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Ronson
Aug 12, 2011.
Did kit have gasket for top cover?


Docfixit
Aug 12, 2011.
Yes the circular shift tower plate with the built in seal also had a adhered gasket on the bottom mating surface. I still have a leak and is getting worse.


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Ronson
Aug 26, 2011.
Any idea where to get an online image of this trans. To get an idea of where else the leak may be coming from?
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Ronson
Aug 26, 2011.
Right behind the shift tower there are three rubber plugs that leak oil. Remove them and install three 5/8" expansion plugs and it will stop your trans. Leak. Took me a while to locate this leak.


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Ronson
Sep 12, 2011.

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