Going to check out a 96 explorer


RangerFabWorks

The O.G blackwidow67
Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
V8 Engine Swap
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Jan 31, 2009
Messages
4,716
Reaction score
207
Points
63
Age
28
Location
Long Island, New York
Vehicle Year
1990
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
302
Transmission
Manual
My ram is really giving my wallet a beating lately with gas prices going up. So I found a 96 explorer sport with a 5 speed. 200k miles. But well maintained and clutch done. Asking 500 bucks. Anything I need to check out closely besides the normal stuff? I'm more familiar with the sohc engines. And the newer explorers. Haven't dinked with an ohv.
 


Rock Auto 5% Discount Code: 173A8B749AB83C Expires: January 1, 2020

griz700rocket

New member
Joined
Oct 6, 2014
Messages
126
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Vehicle Year
1996
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
4.0
Transmission
Manual
Check coolant to confirm head gaskets are intact. Otherwise they are pretty solid.
 

scotts90ranger

Well-known member
RBV's on Boost
Joined
Feb 28, 2001
Messages
3,995
Reaction score
51
Points
48
Location
Dayton Oregon
Vehicle Year
1990
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
2.3 Turbo
Transmission
Manual
sounds reasonable... my '91 used to get 20mpg and was a 4 door with 5 speed, the OHV has a low rev limit but is a torquy engine for sure...
 

RangerFabWorks

The O.G blackwidow67
Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
V8 Engine Swap
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Jan 31, 2009
Messages
4,716
Reaction score
207
Points
63
Age
28
Location
Long Island, New York
Vehicle Year
1990
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
302
Transmission
Manual
It has been purchased. I pick it up Saturday
 

Josh B

Active member
Supporting Member
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 15, 2019
Messages
572
Reaction score
116
Points
43
Location
Oklahoma
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
How did it work out? I'm considering a 96 Explorer w/4.0 and automatic w/4wd. Is the 96 Explorer 4.0 a match for my 93 Ranger?
 

RangerFabWorks

The O.G blackwidow67
Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
V8 Engine Swap
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Jan 31, 2009
Messages
4,716
Reaction score
207
Points
63
Age
28
Location
Long Island, New York
Vehicle Year
1990
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
302
Transmission
Manual
How did it work out? I'm considering a 96 Explorer w/4.0 and automatic w/4wd. Is the 96 Explorer 4.0 a match for my 93 Ranger?
actually bought. Sold. Then bought back. Then sold the truck again. It was a great little truck. Had good power. And I loved the 5 speed.
I personally feel the sohc was a much snappier engine. But the ohv has good torque.
 


Top