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rangerwheelinmike
06-14-2011, 09:48 PM
tomorrow i will be picking up a 5.0 from a 1998 explorer i plan on puting it in my ranger becouse my 3.0 has had it. im just not to sure what to do for a tcase?? and any other little things i will need

rangerwheelinmike
06-15-2011, 07:20 PM
well i got a 1998 exploerer 5.0 im striping i just have to find a t case?

knightmare1015
06-16-2011, 05:20 PM
Try to find a 1998 F150 with 4WD and snatch the T case off of it. It should bolt right in if I'm not mistaken.

03RangerFX4
06-16-2011, 05:35 PM
I would have figured the ranger and explorer used the same trans and transfercase...

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Thinking about it...i dont think they used the 5.0 and the 4.6L replaced it in 1996.

knightmare1015
06-16-2011, 05:54 PM
I would have figured the ranger and explorer used the same trans and transfercase...

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Thinking about it...i dont think they used the 5.0 and the 4.6L replaced it in 1996.

That's the beauty about the ranger. You can use F150, Mustang, and explorer parts on it. They basicly still use the same rear end housing on all of the models really, and most explorer parts are bolt on or can be modified to fit. Same deal with the F150 really. The last year for the 5.0 was 2001 used in the explorer. They used it from 1999 till 2001. F150's started using the 4.6 L aorund the same time the mustangs did, 1996.

rangerwheelinmike
06-16-2011, 08:20 PM
ok with the f150 tcase can u use my stock drive shafts?

knightmare1015
06-16-2011, 09:14 PM
ok with the f150 tcase can u use my stock drive shafts?

There you go. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if they just bolted right in without having to do any modifying period.

rangerwheelinmike
06-16-2011, 09:23 PM
ok becouse my front shaft has the cv joint at the tcase i got the 5.0 motor trans wireing and computer just wateing to find what to do for a tcase before i tare in to my ranger because right now it drives (barely)

knightmare1015
06-16-2011, 10:04 PM
ok becouse my front shaft has the cv joint at the tcase i got the 5.0 motor trans wireing and computer just wateing to find what to do for a tcase before i tare in to my ranger because right now it drives (barely)

Usually alot of people end up having some new ones made for their paticular set up. I gave you some wrong information pal. That's my fault there because I misread your post. I should've read it a little better than I did.

rangerwheelinmike
06-16-2011, 10:57 PM
no problem im just trying to avoid haveing to have them made

rangerwheelinmike
06-18-2011, 06:01 PM
Ok I need somehelp I got the motor trans computer and wireing problem is the speed sencer is in the tranny for the explorer and its in the rear end on my ranger now what??

blkranger231
06-18-2011, 06:38 PM
VSS is in the Tranny or Tcase for a 98. 99-01 is in the rear axle

rangerwheelinmike
06-18-2011, 07:47 PM
so what do i do its in the tranny for the 5.0 in the rear end on my ranger

blkranger231
06-19-2011, 10:14 AM
you need a tranny and stuff from a 99-01 and the axle from the expo (if your upgrading the rear.)

rwenzing
06-19-2011, 10:52 AM
VSS is in the Tranny or Tcase for a 98. 99-01 is in the rear axle98~2001 Ex 5.0 VSS source is the rear axle ABS sensor.

blkranger231
06-19-2011, 05:25 PM
98~2001 Ex 5.0 VSS source is the rear axle ABS sensor.

Hmmm weird I looked at a few when I went to get a rear axle and they didnt have it on the pumpkin it was on the tranny. After looking online at some other forums some are saying the tranny and others the axle. Is it the 4.0 that has it on the tranny?

naturecakezzz
06-19-2011, 05:38 PM
When I did the trans on my 4.0 it was ^

rangerwheelinmike
06-19-2011, 06:28 PM
well there is a sencer on the side of the tanny for the 1998 5.0?? idk looks like the speed scncer

rwenzing
06-19-2011, 06:50 PM
I believe that the ABS sensor on top of the rear diff housing has been on every Ranger (except electric) from the late 80's through 2009.

All 98~01 4-door Explorers, both 4.0 and 5.0, source the raw VSS signal from the rear axle ABS sensor. Same for all 98~00 Rangers plus the 2001 2.5L Ranger.

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well there is a sencer on the side of the tanny for the 1998 5.0?? idk looks like the speed scncerThe Output Shaft Speed sensor is used by the 98~01 5.0 Ex PCM for transmission control. It is not involved with the speedometer in any way.

rangerwheelinmike
07-02-2011, 02:28 PM
well the swap is done been driveing it for abought 4 days it runs great

blkranger231
07-02-2011, 06:30 PM
well the swap is done been driveing it for abought 4 days it runs great

Pics, notes, build thread? Any problems and solutions you ran into that might help out others? (collecting research for when I get the 5.0 built lol)

rangerwheelinmike
07-02-2011, 07:57 PM
no i dident do a build thread but i have a cupple pics and can awnser questions

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http://www.fordrangerforum.com/members/rangerwheelinmike/albums/2000-ranger-t-bars-maxed-3in-body-lift-33s/21616-268478-227402723948818-100000372750722-728637-4200139-n.jpg

speeddr2000
08-11-2011, 06:01 PM
is everything working fine ? Also what up the pats system you have it taken out or had ford reprogram it .

SalRanger2
08-11-2011, 08:08 PM
i really like the swap man. from doing it, do you think it would be easier if the truck was 4WD or 2WD? thanks!

shizzle8787
08-12-2011, 03:56 PM
I wanna do this so bad,but I don't have the balls yet,maybe I will one day!!!LOL

peavs
08-12-2011, 03:57 PM
Im interested in what you did. Im picking up a 5.0 engine in the next couple weeks. What is required to transplant that into the ranger.

rangerwheelinmike
08-12-2011, 11:25 PM
5.0 from explorer with wireing harnes, computer,pats system,trans,,motor mounts the tcase is the problem i still have the awd tcase for now

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been driveing it for 2 months now olny problem i had was burned up the trans got a rebuilt one and put a trans go aod hd2 shift kit in and love it next im gunna put dual flowmasters on it the straight pipes are geting loud!

wyman00
08-13-2011, 12:54 AM
That was a fast swap!

rangerwheelinmike
08-13-2011, 08:01 PM
started pulling the 3.0 out on a monday and was driveing it the next tusday

sheltonfilms
08-15-2011, 05:10 AM
started pulling the 3.0 out on a monday and was driveing it the next tusday

My wife died a Friday nigh, Saturday she was buried. Sunday was my courting day, and Monday I got married.~Grandpa Jones

Airtruksrus
08-15-2011, 09:10 PM
started pulling the 3.0 out on a monday and was driveing it the next tusday

Wish mine went that fast, mine needed complete rebuilds. Glad you're having fun with it

stiluv
10-22-2011, 08:25 PM
did you use the 3.0 fuel pump and lines or did you swap in the expo stuff? im about to start the swap on my 99.

rangerwheelinmike
10-23-2011, 08:22 PM
yea i used stock 3.0 pump and lines gota use explorer that has a returnless fuel line system 99 and up if you dont have the returnless system you have to change pump and lines

rangerwheelinmike
11-30-2011, 10:58 PM
been working on this agen right now im puting a np208 in it im tired of awd i had to notch the frame a lot and shave the tcase but its in now just need drive shafts built

307+k
10-14-2013, 06:29 AM
im planning mine when i get home from fortbenning. my truck is the 4.0 rwd auto with coil springs. can i swap the front axle from my truck with the expo and use the expo tcase or would it be easier to remove the bodys from both vehicles and switch them? i have the ext cab 6ft bed.

98 2wd 3.0
11-24-2013, 09:56 PM
I think im about to do this to my 98 3.0 what all did u have to do with the wiring thats my biggest concern