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Ranger with mitsu trans

So would i look for a mitsu shifter or a ford???

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  • mbenvy Dec 27, 2008

    MY 87 RANGER HAS A MITSUBISHI 5 SPEED TRANS IN IT . I NEED A NEW SHIFTER . SHOULD I SEARCH FOR IT UNDER FORD SHIFTER OR MITSUBISHI...

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland May 11, 2010

    sorry cant help with this ,never seen one here in spain

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The easiest would be to look under Ford.

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