Engine Swap 1997 Explorer 4.0 V6 4x4 into a 1997 Ford Ranger 3.0 V6 4x4


Swurv

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Greetings, I have a 1997 Ford Ranger 4x4 3.0 V6 that spun a bearing. It needs a donor engine and I'm looking to get it replaced and up and running. My 2 options are to get a crate from Jegs or Summit or take it out of my donor 1997 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 4x4. Will this work and convert easy or should I just go with the crate option? The condition of the Ranger requires some minor body work and a good undercoat. I'm trying to weigh out my options and would greatly appreciate any input and insight.

Thanks!
 


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Since it sounds like you have the complete Explorer, I would recommend the 4.0. You can get the whole engine, transmission, wiring harness and Ecu. Sounds like the cheaper way to go and I have read many many recommendations on this site for using the 4.0l.
 


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