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Old 10-25-2010, 10:15 AM
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Default 2005 and 2006 engines compatible?

My 2005 3.0 ranger threw a rod and now i need to replace the engine. I found a 2006 3.0 for a good price but am not sure if these are compatible?

Also, do i need any special tools to do an engine swap? I have all the basics and an engine lift.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:55 AM
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Default Re: 2005 and 2006 engines compatible?

they are interchangeable, the only special tool you may need would be getting the fan off, you can buy the tool or if you have access to a air tools you can use an air chisel to just pop it right off. It should only take about a day to do the swap
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:36 AM
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Default Re: 2005 and 2006 engines compatible?

I do not have access to air tools. I will look and see what kind of tool I need in the Chilton's manual. Ive never done an engine swap before, any tips or tricks when it comes to a ranger? I cant really find much info online, that is geared specifically for a ranger.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:43 AM
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Default Re: 2005 and 2006 engines compatible?

we pulled an engine in an old jimmy one time, and i will say this when you think your ready to pull check another 2-3 times and make sure all wires and cables are disconnected
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:03 PM
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Default Re: 2005 and 2006 engines compatible?

ive done a few 302/289 swaps, just check to make sure everythings disconnected.
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:41 PM
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Default Re: 2005 and 2006 engines compatible?

ok thanks!! im a little nervous as this is my first engine swap. Really this is going to be the extent of me being a mechanic hahaha. Never done ANYTHING like this before. We'll see how it turns out!

Picked up a Chilton's today, seems pretty black and white, but things are never as easy as they seem.
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:58 PM
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Default Re: 2005 and 2006 engines compatible?

somethings a lot of people forget to disconnect would be the engine ground strap. besides if you for get to pull something off, its no biggie just make sure you remove the engine slowly so that you dont jerk nothing out of its respectable position
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:22 AM
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Default Re: 2005 and 2006 engines compatible?

Anyone ever use a Forklift in the place of a engine hoist? its all i have to work with.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:53 AM
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anyone ever use a forklift in the place of a engine hoist? Its all i have to work with.
hells yeah! I rather use a fork lift. Do you have a hole cut in 1 or both of the forks? You'll need it to keep the chain from sliding...
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:41 PM
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Default Re: 2005 and 2006 engines compatible?

yes there is a hole in one of the forks. What should I put in there? was thinking about a tow hitch or something since i have one handy. What do you use?

THANKS FOR THE HELP!!!!!
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