Cool title, thanks for the "-R2" in it! :)
I have been looking for the disassembly and assembly procedures for the
m5od-r2 transmission out of my 1990 5.0L v8 bronco, unfortunately all I
have found is a blown up diagram.
Does anyone know of any good resources on this particular transmission?
Ever think about investing in a set of real Ford Shop Manuals for your
I copied off the important parts for a ZF (M5od-HD) overhaul but didn't
bother doing that for the Mazda (M5od-R2). :/
Since then the Linux software/drivers for my Mac/HP scanner has gone
belly up. :/ Updates/Upgrades leave some of that good old stuff in the
dust. Recently my Mac/HP LaserJet has been left out in the cold too. :/
But besides all that the factory instructions on the ZF really suck. :/
The ZF is way easier to work on than Ford wants you to know.
A local transmission repairman ("the ZF guy in Tucson") told me over the
phone how to take a ZF apart. "I slam 'en down on concrete :)" -he said
Worked like a charm! :)
Even if you got the Ford Shop Manual it'd pay to call around and maybe
go talk to a guy that rebuilds 'em for a living before tearing into yours.
That's what I'd do, is all I'm sayin'. ;)
Might turn out you may not need any more than an "exploded view". :)
Alvin in AZ
ps- For others looking, here's where the stuff is for ZF and NP435...
pps- Bump, Miesk. ;)
ppps- Here's mine right after slamming it down on a big hunk of iron...