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Old 01-08-2011, 03:05 PM
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Default 4.0 Motor Swap

I have a 1995 ranger 4x4 with a 4.0 in it. My EGR is bad and it needs replaced. While looking for parts I found a 2002 4.0 motor. Can I swap my motor directly for this new one? The new motor has 60k on it and the guy wants 100 bucks for it. This is my first post so please be gentle.
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: 4.0 Motor Swap

it should be a direct swap
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:26 PM
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Wasnt 1996 The first year for OBDII? correct me if im wrong but you might run into a few problems with that unless you get everything including harness(including the one under the dash) , ECU, O2 sensors in the right place, etc. Other than that yea, it should swap over
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:42 PM
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it's not going to be a direct swap. you are going to need wiring harness and computer. not to mention the engine will not run without the steering column and coded key. one option you could try is finding a harness from a 97 explorer with the sohc 4.0. they didn't have the pats coded key on them. that would be the closest to a plug and play you could get. i've thought hard about doing this to my 95. i've come to the conclusion it's just not worth it.
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:49 PM
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Damn! Well Thanks for the input. For only $100 I thought it would be worth it. Thanks again!
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:26 AM
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Default Re: 4.0 Motor Swap

if you use all the sensors from the 95 motor on the new motor you shouldn't have any issues
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:38 AM
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Default Re: 4.0 Motor Swap

what about bell housing bolts...? it seems when I was swapping over my auto to manual I read something about the m5r1 and an HD version and something about bolt patterns being different. Anyone key in on this...?
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:07 PM
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Default Re: 4.0 Motor Swap

Are you talking about swapping your 4.0 OHV for a 4.0 SOHC or OHV to OHV??



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Old 01-17-2011, 12:39 PM
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^^^ did they even make the OHV after 97 for rangers? Did they continue to make OHV for the exploder...?
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:38 PM
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sohc started in 01 for the rangers, and in 97ish for the explorers. rangers had ohv 4.0s til 00.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:55 PM
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Default Re: 4.0 Motor Swap

good point.. is the new motor an ohv 4.0 or a sohc 4.0? that makes a huge difference
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:26 PM
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well the OP said it was from an '02, so it must be a sohc motor
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:18 AM
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Default Re: 4.0 Motor Swap

Yes it is from an 02 and it is a sohc not the ohv.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:25 AM
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Default Re: 4.0 Motor Swap

it can be done, like they posted you'll need to do some wiring to get it all working. you'll also need to the sohc exhaust on there. the tranny will bolt up, you'll just not use the one bolt that doesn't align
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:31 AM
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Default Re: 4.0 Motor Swap

hey not to hijack this thread but do you guys know what other year sohc motors swap out? or how had would it to be to put a 07 sohc 4.0 in a 03 with the same 4.0? my motor is getting preaty beat and i found one out of a 07 with only 22k miles on it! any info would be awesome
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