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Old 09-23-2011, 11:59 PM   #1
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Question 1996 Ranger questions

Hello again, I'd like to elaborate on my ranger problems a tiny bit before I really blow your minds. I've had my little ranger for around 5 years now and have put literally more money in it than I even paid for it lol. A while back I had a transmission prblem(automatic) and it eventually went out completely. I had another one installed and ever since the gear shifting is very jerky in third gear, it accelerates through first and second fine, but at the topend of second it makes my rpms skyrocket before violently shifting into third and almost immediately after shifts into fourth. Any ideas what could be happening? Also ready for the mind blowing part? I was wondering what engines I could put into my ranger in place of its current 2.3l? Thank you in advance
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:06 AM   #2
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Dunno about the Transmission... but you could put a 2.8L, 2.9L, 3.0L, and what everyone is going to tell you to put it a 4.0L, If you really wanted to you could put a 5.0L in also.
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4L should be the easiest. I will be starting the same swap within the next few months
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Cool, good to know that there are a few options. I wonder if the wiring harness of a 3 or 4 liter would fit my firewall plug? Or would I need the in dash wiring to go with it? :icons_confused:
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4L should be the easiest. I will be starting the same swap within the next few months
That sounds like the best idea for me as well. I wonder if Mazda b series motors would mount flawlessly in a Ford ranger?
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Seeing as how the Mazda is build by ford (re-baged ranger) The engines are identical.
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That sounds like the best idea for me as well. I wonder if Mazda b series motors would mount flawlessly in a Ford ranger?
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