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Old 07-24-2011, 07:01 AM
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Default what all do i change to put 04 3.0 v6 motor into 99 with 2.5 4-cylinder

recently purchased 04 ranger unfortunatly there was an issue with the salvage title and couldnt get registration then bought 99 ranger wanting to use every possible part from 04 on the 99 from interior, body panels, motor, tranny, and wiring where needed even if it means some modding both are in great shape and run fine i just like the 04 look better and prefer the v6 and auto tranny...im an industrial mechanic/electrician/fabricator but have not worked on vehicles much so all input is appreciated also am noob so if any more info is needed to help me just ask will post pics soon...should be a good project for everyone here to learn a lil sumthin
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:55 AM
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Default Re: what all do i change to put 04 3.0 v6 motor into 99 with 2.5 4-cylinder

I recently helped do the same thing you want to do(almost) We changed frames because both were extended cabs but it's still about the same deal. In order to use the 04 stuff on the 99 you will need to change every wiring harness on the truck. You will also get into differences where the wiring harnesses go into the cab the holes won't be in the right places, sizes or shapes. There will also be a difference in the anti lock brake valve under the hood and the fuel pump plug. Depending on your working space it might be easiest to pull both bodys of and swap all the frame stuff them reinstall the cab back on the 99 frame(you can also paint it while your there. It's a big project but can be done.
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:05 PM
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Default Re: what all do i change to put 04 3.0 v6 motor into 99 with 2.5 4-cylinder

yeah was planninto pull the bodies but definitley appreciate the info on the wiring brake and fuel pump
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:26 PM
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Default Re: what all do i change to put 04 3.0 v6 motor into 99 with 2.5 4-cylinder

Maybe you should keep the 2.5...???? to add another 2 cyl. and only gaining .5 liter. The 3.0 are know for being a dog. You might just be better off keeping the 2.5

now if it were a 4.0 I could see going thru the effort.
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