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Shifters for Ranger, Bronco II, & Explorer

Model Year Engine Manual Trans

2wd

except Bronco II

1983-1984 gas TK4 / TK5
diesel TK4/5D "Mazda diesel" (aluminum shifter base) - sample wanted
1985-1987 all TK5
1988-1990 2.9L V6 only FM132
all except 2.9L M5R1
1991-1994 all
1995-2011 all M5R1 w/ deeper stub

4x4

except Bronco II

1983-1984 all (gas)
TK4 / TK5
1985-1987 4 cyl gas Most are TK5 but some have FM145; check trans code or oil pan
V6 or diesel FM145
1988-1990 2.9L V6 only FM146
all except 2.9L M5R1
1991-1994 all
1995-2011 all M5R1 w/ deeper stub

Bronco II (all)

1984 all TK4 / TK5
1985-1987 all Most are FM145 but some have TK5; check trans code or oil pan
1988-1990 all FM146

  • Chart reflects original configurations; many swaps have occurred...
    • IF original, refer to TR / Trans code on VIN label (driver's door jamb): TK = X or 5, FM = D, M5R1 = M or J
      • If NOT original - study trans case, oil pan, and ID tag

Physical ID:

  • M5R1 has solid main case with integral bellhousing (no oil pan); TK & FM units have separate bellhousings + bolt-on oil pans
    • M5R1 has a removable shifter stick that attaches to a short stub with a 3-bolt cover. For more M5OD info, see here
  • TK's have a finned cast aluminum oil pan w/ 14 bolts and drain plug at corner
    • Plastic shifter base (usually yellow) w/ rectangular bolt pattern
      • Diesel TK's have NO oil pan, and aluminum shifter base of different bolt pattern - sample wanted
  • FM's have a stamped steel oil pan w/ 12 bolts and drain plug at center.¬†
    • FM145 has a black plastic shifter base w/ trapezoidal bolt pattern
    • FM132 & FM146 have a metal shifter flange (no plastic housing) with a square 4-bolt pattern