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Old 11-20-2010, 12:37 PM
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Hello Fellas.
I have just inherited a 2003 ford ranger with a 2.3. Im interested in swaping this low mileage 2.3 for a 4.o sohc. I have looked on the forum for older posts describing the swap however I couldnt find much. Is this possible?
If so what would be needed besides the engine?

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Old 11-20-2010, 03:34 PM
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Default Re: Engine Swap

if there is already a thread dealing with this please post.

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I did find this http://www.rangerpowersports.com/tec...by-adam-baker/
Which states if you have a manual transmission your out of luck. Does that mean I cannot do a swap with a manual transmission. Or just that I would need a different transmission?
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:59 PM
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Default Re: Engine Swap

Well do you want emissions compliance with a PCM and everything or keep it OEM by using a 4.0
or do you wanna make it easy on yourself on the emissions stuff and just swap in a carburated engine and matching trans? With this option you'd be working with custom engine and trans mounts.
still don't know what year your truck is or anything.
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:10 PM
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As stated above the truck is a 2003. The engine is a 2.3. Ive done some reading around this site and have discovered that I will need the transmission to go with the 4.0sohc an ECU pretty much all parts off of the 4.0 as well. So Im thinking its going to be much easier to find a donor truck around the area that has all the parts as compared to buying an engine off of ebay as I had earlier planned on doing. I want to do as much research as possible before I get myself into this project and want to be able to do it over the weekend. So I need as much info as possible. Any further Help or threads is well appreciated.
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