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Old 08-29-2017, 12:46 PM
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Default 1997 mountaineer 5.0 to 2002 ranger

I know the 5.0 motor will bolt into my 2002 ranger, but what I'm curious about is if the trans would as well. Also is that would it still pass emissions since it's a little bit of a older motor? This is my DD and can't have it not pass emissions.


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Old 10-24-2017, 12:59 PM
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:07 PM
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Default Re: 1997 mountaineer 5.0 to 2002 ranger

I can't remember if the crossmember is the same, but as long as you have the complete Mountaineer then the worst case is using the transmission crossmember that's installed behind the 5.0.

A '99-01 will be a better donor because the PATS system is the same as your 2002 and it's set up for a returnless fuel system.

Not sure on emissions. Technically you're supposed to use an engine that's the same year or newer as your Ranger, but that's rarely enforced. I doubt Pennsylvania would give you an issue there. Do you have emissions tests as part of your inspection?
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:19 PM
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Sadly I have to have it tested for emissions... it'll still have all the egr and cats from the explorer


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Old 10-24-2017, 01:21 PM
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Honestly it's probably a non issue. I'd be very surprised if you couldn't get through the test.
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Old 10-25-2017, 05:35 AM
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So I made some phone calls, asking questions. One of the main answers is that the computer that does the emissions testing checks the vin off the registration AND the computer vin... can the ecu be reflashed to have my vin?


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Old 10-25-2017, 05:53 AM
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See if you can find some documentation of the test procedure. I couldn't find anything that confirms the ECU reporting the VIN back to the test equipment. Lots of discussion about concerns that it might, but everybody seemed to get through the tests with swapped ECU's in states all over the map, including California. Wish I could give you something more specific.
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You have helped a lot!


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Old 10-25-2017, 09:36 AM
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I just realized something, even if I can make the ecu work, the other problem would be that on the paperwork itís a v6 truck, but would be putting out v8 emissions....


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