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5 speed dodge tranny compatability

Will a tranny from a 1989 2.5l Labaron work in my 1985 Dodge Caravan.
Yes my Caravan currently has a 5 speed.

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It will bolt up fine, but the 89 lebaron trans is likely to take a different shifter plane setup and the axle splines will be different, unless the van is a late 85 and has the bigger axles from a 86. The most common tranny for the van would be an A520 and the lebaron would be a A555 or A523. There is a tag on the bellhousing of each trans that will have these or similar numbers on it.

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