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Old 07-04-2010, 06:22 PM
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Default What motor do I have in my ford ranger xl?

My wife was just given a 1996 ford ranger xl and I was wonderering what size motor have it this.
I know my choices are:
1996 Ford Truck Ranger 2WD 2.3L EFI 4cyl
1996 Ford Truck Ranger 2WD 3.0L MFI 6cyl
1996 Ford Truck Ranger 2WD 4.0L EFI 6cyl

Anything I can look at on the truck to help me narrow it down?
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Old 07-04-2010, 06:34 PM
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Default Re: What motor do I have in my ford ranger xl?

If nobody else chimes in then I can tell you tomorrow by the 8th character of the VIN number
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Old 07-04-2010, 06:38 PM
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Default Re: What motor do I have in my ford ranger xl?

just pop the hood...... the 4 cylinder is obvious to point out lol. the comparison of the 4.0 and the 3.0 is easy also. on the valve cover's it will say 3.0 if it's a 3.0. or look at the serpentine belt diagram on that cross member thing where it talks about your truck like the a/c charge and all the good stuff. hope this helps
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Old 07-04-2010, 07:20 PM
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Default Re: What motor do I have in my ford ranger xl?

Look on the left side near where you put the tranny fluid in, you'll find what ya need.
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Old 07-04-2010, 08:44 PM
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Default Re: What motor do I have in my ford ranger xl?

I would say either 2.3 or 3.0

I had a 03 XL with a 3.0
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:02 PM
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Default Re: What motor do I have in my ford ranger xl?

Look at the emissions sticker, it will tell you what kind of motor you have.
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:08 AM
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Default Re: What motor do I have in my ford ranger xl?

my Guess is since it's a 2wd XL it's going to be a 2.3 or 2.5
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:28 AM
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Default Re: What motor do I have in my ford ranger xl?

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my Guess is since it's a 2wd XL it's going to be a 2.3 or 2.5
You mean 2.3 or 3.0. The 2.5 didn't come along until 1998.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:54 AM
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Default Re: What motor do I have in my ford ranger xl?

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...or look at the serpentine belt diagram on that cross member thing.....
That where I found the info. (its a 2.3L )

Thanks all that replied

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Old 07-05-2010, 08:10 AM
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Engine catalyst sticker.
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