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Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 11-12-2017, 08:11 PM
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Posted By win
Re: Explorer 5.0 mounts in 98 3.0 2wd ranger

Not unless the RWD is the Edge or Sport model with torsion bar front suspension.

The coil spring Rangers need custom mounting plates and the spacer under the left mount must be removed.
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 09-17-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,309
Posted By win
Re: Things they don't tell you about a V8 swap

For me, the $550.00 custom 2 piece driveshaft was the big surprise.

I'd waded through wiring diagrams till my eyes bled. Read and researched as much as I could. Savaged a couple wrecks in a...
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 08-22-2017, 03:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,199
Posted By win
Re: 1998 5.0 explore into a 2002 ranger 4.0

Hmmmm:

PATS. Expo has an extra module behind/above glove box. Will need to get wired in.

Speed signal. 02 Ranger uses the PCM to generate a speed signal from the ABS sensors. The Expo uses...
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 08-21-2017, 05:38 PM
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Posted By win
Re: 1998 5.0 explore into a 2002 ranger 4.0

Any '96 - '01 5.0 Explorer makes about as good a doner as any other.

All combinations have challenges to overcome.

PATS, a speed signal, a/c control logic and fuel system pressure and return...
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 04-11-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,291
Posted By win
Re: 2001 ford ranger speedo

Its more than knowing how fast you're going. Its the PCM that is controlling the transmission knowing how fast the vehicle is going so it can manage the operation of the transmission.

No speed...
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 04-11-2017, 03:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,291
Posted By win
Re: 2001 ford ranger speedo

Yep, its a gotcha.

The Ranger speed signal left with the 01 Ranger PCM but the Explorer speed signal stayed with the Expo ABS system.

Handfull of options:

If capable, add a gear driven VSS...
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 03-28-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,018
Posted By win
Re: Need info on possible 4.6 swap 2002 XLT

The 4.6 is an easy fit, as long as you don't need a/c, brakes, steering, exhaust manifolds and a radiator.

Yea, it's been done, but not without a ton of mod and fab work on all the bits that...
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 01-03-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,210
Posted By win
Re: Two wheel drive edge V8 options.

Pinging, particularly with the 3.0 is often from carbon buildup. Ford fought for years to ease the 3.0's penchant for the carbon and resulting pinging.

There are no plug and play Expo 5.0's for...
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 12-30-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,556
Posted By win
Re: V8 swap follow ups?

Hmmm, did mine about 2 1/2 years ago, about 40,000 miles or so.

I usesd a crashed '96 Expo with it's RWD 4R70W transmission as the doner.

Only real surprise was fuel economy. Went from about...
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 12-07-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By win
Re: 5.0

The generic Ford Performance Parts rear sump oil pan will work -- but not with the OEM Explorer front catalytic converters. Also, it can interfere with the steering rack unless the engine is spaced...
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 12-06-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
5.0
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Posted By win
Re: 5.0

Getting an Explorer 5.0 into a coil spring Ranger is not that tough. One of the hard parts is finding a V8/302 RWD doner.

An AWD 4R70W transmission can be rebuild to RWD spec, but requires a new...
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 11-25-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,633
Posted By win
Re: explorer motor ?

Then yes, PATS is a player.

Couple paths:

Add the PATS module from the doner. Should be able to re-use the Ranger's type E key sensor but will need type B keys. Easiest if the original 99...
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 11-24-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,633
Posted By win
Re: explorer motor ?

Depends: '96 and '97 Explorers did not have PATS but the '98 - '01's will need PATS wired in and key that matches the PCM and PATS module.

After that, I understand the PCM also needs to have the...
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 11-17-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,217
Posted By win
Re: 2001 Ranger V8 Swap

B type adds the PATS module from above the glove box.

Both B and E types use the same transceiver at the ignition switch but I believe the keys are different.

B type key blanks are easy to find...
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 08-08-2016, 03:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,240
Posted By win
Re: Bottom radiator hose

Go with a later Expo 5.0 hose. Think it was '99 they eliminated the oil cooler filter adapter and went with a one piece bottom hose.
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 07-31-2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,279
Posted By win
Re: Pulling the 5.0 from the donor..

I've done it a couple times -- didn't see it as that much more difficult than any other pull.

But...I pull with the transmission still bolted to the engine.

Pop off the front accessory brackets...
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 07-23-2016, 05:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,416
Posted By win
Re: 2000 3.0 ranger v8 swap

Nope, the Jegs kit is for the pre-1998 Rangers. The later trucks have a completely different front suspension and engine bay frame rails.
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 07-11-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,416
Posted By win
Re: 2000 3.0 ranger v8 swap

Only headers that are bolt in are Torque Monsters, OBX and the long out of production Ford Performance Parts.

Torque Monsters have VERY spotty availability and iffy customer service. OBX has...
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 07-06-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,680
Posted By win
Re: Headers redone

Looking good!
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 06-06-2016, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,942
Posted By win
Re: Engine Swap?

Never were Explorer Sports with the V8, only the full size 4 doors so only way to find a V8 Sport is to find someone elses conversion.

Yes, a number of different diesels have been stuffed into...
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 06-04-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 795
Posted By win
Re: Replaced lower intake now it wont start

Any chance of a forgotten vacuum hose or missing disconnected ERG valve?

Are the injectors, coils and TPS wired correctly?

Fuel pressure correct?

Upper to lower manifold gasket properly...
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 05-20-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By win
Re: Added some timing

WOOF! 36 total advance without knock sensors and EFI is pretty scary territory!

Still, with full on race fuel it's not an insane amount and it can be stunning what a couple degrees of advance can...
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 04-06-2016, 04:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,305
Posted By win
Re: 2003 2.3 to LS swap

Depending on the transmission, fitting an in-line VSS from an earlier Ford might work if the trans has a cable drive for a speedo.

Or, adapting an Explorer's ABS based system is possible as is...
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 04-05-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,305
Posted By win
Re: 2003 2.3 to LS swap

speedo signal is generated by the PCM using a signal from the trans output shaft sensor.
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 04-03-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,305
Posted By win
Re: 2003 2.3 to LS swap

I'm not sure on the '03.

I know on the 02, the temp gauge is direct off the sensor, and on the 04, it's not.

I think the '03 is the same as the 02, at least RockAuto shows the same temp sensor...
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