I have a 4.0L in my Explorer. And I have the same Mazda 5 spd that is used in the `05+ V6 Mustangs. Except I have broken mine 3 times now, and I'm getting REALLY tired of rebuilding it.....Has anyone seen any write-ups on swapping in a T-5/T-56?
1967 Green Mustang Coupe, 2.3T/T-5 under const.
1992 White Explorer XL 2WD 5.0L/4R70W
1993 Green Explorer XLT 2" Lift, 31" TSL's
Yes , the S197 Mustang V6 uses a shorter version of the world class T5 . Its got a remote style shifter and a bolt on dampner yoke on the rear . It also uses an internal hydraulic slave cylinder similiar to what your Explorer uses .
Is your Explorer a 5 speed or Auto ? The Mazda style units are pretty tough .
Yes the T5 will bolt up to the bellhousing but you might have to use a SN95 bellhousing . I have not measured the lenght on the input shaft from the late model units but it looks longer than the Fox body input shaft .