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Remove the gearshift lever assembly from the control housing.
Cover the opening in the control housing with a cloth to prevent dirt from falling into the unit.
Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
On 2WD vehicles, matchmark the driveshaft to the rear axle flange. Position a drain pan under the tailend of the transmission. Remove the driveshaft-to-rear axle flange fasteners and pull the driveshaft rearward to disconnect it from the transmission.
Disconnect the clutch hydraulic line a the clutch housing. Plug the lines.
Disconnect the speedometer from the transfer case/extension housing.
Disconnect the starter motor, back-up lamp and, if equipped, neutral sensing switch harness connector.
Place a wood block on a service jack and position the jack under the engine oil pan.
On 4WD vehicles, remove the transfer case from the vehicle.
Remove the starter motor.
Position a transmission jack, under the transmission.
Remove the transmission-to-engine retaining bolts and washers.
Remove the nuts and bolts attaching the transmission mount and damper to the crossmember.
Remove the nuts and bolts attaching the crossmember to the frame side rails and remove the crossmember.
Lower the engine jack slightly to angle the transmission assembly. Work the clutch housing off the locating dowels and slide the clutch housing and the transmission rearward until the input shaft clears the clutch disc.
Lower the transmission jack and remove the transmission from the vehicle.
Check that the mating surfaces of the clutch housing, engine rear and dowel holes are free of burrs, dirt and paint.
Place the transmission on the transmission jack. Position the transmission under the vehicle, then raise it into position. Align the input shaft splines with the clutch disc splines and work the transmission forward into the locating dowels.
Install the transmission-to-engine retaining bolts and washers. Tighten the retaining bolts to specifications. Remove the transmission jack.
Install the starter motor. Tighten the attaching nuts.
Raise the engine and install the rear crossmember, insulator and damper and attaching nuts and bolts. Tighten and torque the bolts to specification.
On 4WD vehicles, install the transfer case.
On 2WD vehicles, insert the driveshaft into the transmission extension housing and install the center bearing attaching nuts, washers and lockwashers. Connect the driveshaft to the rear axle drive flange.
Connect the starter motor, back-up lamp and, if equipped, neutral sensing switch connectors.
Connect the hydraulic clutch line and bleed the system.
Install the speedometer cable.
Check and adjust the fluid level.
Lower the vehicle.
Install the gearshift lever assembly. Install the boot cover and bolts.
Reconnect the negative battery cable.
Check for proper shifting and operation of the transmission.
the 4x4 don't use vacuum. the front is auto lock when the transfer is engauged with the button. if the light don't which when pressed into 4hi or 4low. the motor on the transfer case maybe hung up. they have to be used at least 4 times a year not to go bad. the motor is on the back side of the transfer case. best of luck.
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Matthew, I assume you have replaced the missing carb with a new one, is it an OEM original? or an after market? It matters what carb you put on because of smog laws and whether or not the carb you bought is smog legal for your truck, if it is not the exact same as the factory original then there wont be a correct vacuum line schematic. If when you do have the correct replacement carb then type in (1985 ford ranger, v6 2.8l vacuum line diagram) in to your google search engine, search under " images" there you will find lots of diagrams of vacuum line routing. If you are not able to do any of this then take the truck to a qualified service tech, there are also mobile service mechanics that can help, good luck to you sir. One final note, you can plug each of the vacuum outlets on the carburetor with the appropriate size vacuum caps, this will allow you to start the engine and make minor adjustments, then you can drive the truck to a qualified tech