5 SPD. MAN. TRANS.

  • Tiny
  • Ronson
  • 1991 Ford Ranger
  • 4 CYL
  • 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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Friday, July 1st, 2011 AT 3:47 PM

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  • Tiny
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Believe seal is silicone on plate see diagram

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Friday, July 1st, 2011 AT 5:49 PM
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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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Friday, July 1st, 2011 AT 6:26 PM
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Any luck finding new seal?

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Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 AT 5:19 PM
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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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Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 AT 10:37 PM
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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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Friday, August 12th, 2011 AT 2:05 AM
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Did kit have gasket for top cover?

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Friday, August 12th, 2011 AT 4:29 PM
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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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Friday, August 26th, 2011 AT 2:18 AM
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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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Friday, August 26th, 2011 AT 2:19 AM
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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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Monday, September 12th, 2011 AT 3:20 AM

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