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Old 09-14-2018, 02:25 PM   #3
RonD
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Vehicle Year: 1994
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+1 ^^^

Engine computer was never part of 4WD system in any year Ranger

1994 was last year for the older 60-wire computers, 1995 was first year of newer 104 wire computers

Yes, the computer of any year either had automatic transmission software or didn't, if it has this software it will "check for shift solenoids" on start up and turn on the CEL(check engine light) if they are not hooked up, or not working when driving.

You could still drive it, but with CEL on full time

So switching to manual trans computer would be best for your conversion

The M5R1 transmissions are engine specific, and 2WD or 4WD specific, so you need a 4.0l M5R1 from a 4WD, 2.3l or 3.0l M5R1 won't fit on 4.0l engine, 2WD can't bolt to any transfer case


The manual transfer case MUST come with shifter and linkage, you can't find these any more.
Manual transfer case has a 2 wire hookup switch, this is for the 4high and 4low lights on the dash.
The two dash lights get 12v with key on, the switch GROUNDS each bulb to turn it on depending on transfer case position.
Dash light ground wires run to 4x4 control module now so not hard to find or ID as to which is which
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