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Old 03-15-2015, 07:13 PM
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Question Engine swap

Hello im new here 1st post.
I have a 2001 Ranger 4x4 4 dr.4.0 automatic bad motor.
I have a 2000 ranger 3.0 2wd automatic body is shot. I bought this truck brand new, runs great. What i would like to do is swap motors.
Put the 3.0 in the 4x4, i have the existing harness and ECM for the 3.0.
Will it work? Thanks for any help. Wilbur
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:42 PM
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you will also need a transmission from a 3.0 4x4 truck
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:17 PM
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you will also need a transmission from a 3.0 4x4 truck
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:42 PM
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Guess i should just buy a 4.0 engine and they aren't cheap.
Thanks for enlightening me. I know alot about chevy's
obviously not Ford's.
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:06 PM
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What is the difference? My trans in the 01 4x4 is it the 5R44E?
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:10 PM
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What is the difference? My trans in the 01 4x4 is it the 5R44E?
Your 01 4.0 would have a 5r55e.
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:33 PM
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iT WONT BOLT UP TO MY 3.0?
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Old 03-17-2015, 02:37 AM
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iT WONT BOLT UP TO MY 3.0?
no it won't
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:01 AM
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Did ford change the bolt pattern for 2001?
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:18 AM
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Did ford change the bolt pattern for 2001?
No the different engines had different bellhousings.....
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No the different engines had different bellhousings.....
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:28 PM
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If they had different bellhousings then can you take the bell housing from the 3.0 gearbox and swap it to the 4.0 gearbox? Why buy another trans? They run the 5r55 series on the 2.3 the only reason the 5r55E is what it is is because the 5r55e has a different bellhousing.
The biggest thing to know about ford is that they are cheap and they jury rig anything together.
For example, I experimented with a 2.9 plenom on a 4.0 and the whole thing bolts up and the sensors are all the same, only in slightly different locations. The part numbers are even similar the difference in the two part numbers is the 2 extra digits on the 4.0 plenom (AA)
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:38 PM
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The bell housing on the 3.0 isn't removable.
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:43 PM
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Well damn it.

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Your 4.0 should be ohv correct? I bought my 4.0 for 400 with 90,000
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