Replace shift control motor

  • 1994 FORD RANGER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • 185,555 MILES
So I was looking over what it would take to replace the shift control motor and ran into a conundrum with the wiring. There is a plug which leads the wires from the shift control module to the shift control motor. Most of the wires on the motor side lead in to the motor. But there are three wires coming out of this connection two of which lead to what I believe is the speed sensor and the third wire (a green wire) leads to what I believe is the wire feed for the magnetic clutch.

At any rate I cannot for the life of me figure out how to unplug this wire feed so that I can remove the shift control motor.

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Saturday, April 21st, 2018 AT 7:27 PM

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On electronic shift models remove speed sensor bracket. Fabricate tool by forming small hook at tip of paper clip or safety pin. Remove Red locking sleeve from connector by hooking with tool and pulling from bottom.
Fig 1: Identifying Electric Shift Harness Connectors
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
Remove Brown wire (center), Green (No. 4) wire and Blue (No. 5) wire by pulling from back of connector. See Fig 1. Remove speed sensor and shift motor, noting position of triangular shaft in case and slot in motor. See Fig 2.
On all models remove case-to-cover bolts and pry front case and rear cover apart. Ensure rear cover is facing up. If speedometer drive gear or ball bearing assembly is to be replaced, remove rear output shaft oil seal. Remove internal snap ring and drive bearing assembly from outside case.
If required, remove front output shaft caged needle bearings from rear cover. Remove clutch coil assembly, "O" rings and Brown wire from cover of electronic shift model. Remove 2WD-4WD shift fork return spring. Remove lock-up hub from output shaft. See Fig 3.
Fig 2: View Of Electric Shift Motor & Shift Cam Alignment
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Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 AT 8:14 AM

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