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Old 09-09-2009, 11:24 AM
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Default 3.0 to a 4.0 Help

I want to know what would be necessasary for me to swap a 3.0 to a 4.0 in a 2002 Ranger Edge. Is It possible? How much would it cost? Ect. Give me some input guys. Thanks-Bear
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:22 PM
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Find a truck same year as yours pull engine computer and wiring harness out make sure that it comes from a 2wd also make sure transmission is the same auto or manual
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:24 PM
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What about the radiator? Does that matter or are they the same for the 3.0/4.0?
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:29 PM
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Ya swap that also
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:19 PM
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How do I know it will fit?
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Bcause your pulling it out of the same truck. . .
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:59 PM
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3.0 and 4.0 are damn near the same size and they are built on the same platform (frame) so it will fit
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:59 AM
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Not real fimilar with PATS, would he run into an issue with this using his steering column?

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Old 09-10-2009, 07:18 AM
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Not real fimilar with PATS, would he run into an issue with this using his steering column?

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Good question, I was wondering about that, too. I know some have had issues with that with an Explorer motor, but I wasn't sure about Ranger to Ranger, if that even makes a difference.
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I don't believe he would run into issues with the pats
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:32 PM
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I thought it worked by the computer sending out an RF signal to the transponder in the key, then the key sent back a unique key for the engine to run. It just doesn't seem like it would work since the key wouldn't send back the right unique signal to the 4.0L computer. But there is probably some way to bypass PATS entirely, or I suppose swapping the steering column would probably work(?).

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Old 09-29-2009, 01:15 PM
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Sorry to bring up an old topic, Bu you guys never told me how
much it would cost. And if what PsychoPete is saying is true would I just be better off selling mine and getting a 4.0?
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:45 PM
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Cost depends on how much you get everything for. You could get a wreck for $500 to about $2000 depending on the year and condition of everything. Also remember you would need time to do this.
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:12 PM
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Well Yeah. Of course.
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ive got a 2000 truck and put a 1998 4.0 ohv in place of the 3.0. all it really takes is time.
make sure you have the motor mounts.
gotta have the 4.0 tranny too. the tranny crossmember is the same.
a/c lines run different on the 3.0 and 4.0 ohv
change the fuel pump too. you can get away with the 3.0 pump but it will run lean.
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