Explorer radiator interchangeability


LasPulgas

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I have a 1999 Ranger 4x4 with a 4.0L and automatic transmission that I want some additional cooling for. Does anybody know if a radiator from the same year and spec Explorer will bolt right in? As in direct replacement? Thanks
 


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I don't actually know but I should be surprised if it didn't fit. But it would be a lot easier if you just go with a super duty fan clutch!
 

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No reason I can't do both (y)
 

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Yes 1998-2001 ranger 4.0l and explorer 4.0l use same radiator, but no extra cooling

5.0l explorer radiator was bigger, well taller, and some have made them fit I think, after doing V8 swap.

You might have another issue, stock radiator size is fine for 4.0l with automatic, double core unit, even when pulling a trailer up long grades with AC on and 100deg outside temp, it shouldn't be an issue.
 

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The Ranger radiator core is 1" thick and it will fit in the Explorer as well. There is an Explorer radiator that has a 2" thick core but it doesn't specify that it will fit in the Ranger though it looks identical. Both are for the 99 4.0L engine
 

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I'm running an explorer v8 radiator in mine. There was some issue with the condenser, but I can't remember the details at this point.
 

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Watch the hose connection locations. You might have to get creative to find a hose that fits right.
 


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