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Old 10-11-2017, 09:38 PM   #1
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Question A4 to C4 tranny swap

All help forums, on various sites, say one way to connect a 2.9 block to a c4 tranny is to use a C5 bellhousing.

My A4 has gone belly-up for the third time so I'm making this swap. (I only have about 60k on the 2.9 rebuild or I'd swap engine and tranny both.)

I have one question:

Do I need a specific C5 bellhousing or is one better than the other?

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If I remember correctly, the c-4 used a 1 piece case and bellhousing like most 3 speed auto's did and the c-5 had a bolt on bell housing and a lock up torque convertor. So my advice just build up a c-5 and use it.
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A4 to C4 tranny swap

Actually then C4 and C5 and C6 all had separate bell housings.

As an update to my original question, I have recently been informed any 2.8 or 2.9 C5 bell housing will work for this swap.
My Ranger is 2wd so a drive shaft mod is not required like the 4wd models.
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Sorry, I just saw this. You received correct info. The C5 bell will work.
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