Norman


Norman

New member
Joined
May 22, 2019
Messages
5
Reaction score
0
Points
1
Location
Golden Ms.
Vehicle Year
1996
Make / Model
Ranger Splash
Will a 06 4.0 work in my 1996 Ranger 4.0
 


Rock Auto 5% Discount Code: 57CD9601BD5AB4 Expires: July 1, 2019

Ranger850

Well-known member
Supporting Member
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Jan 24, 2018
Messages
2,368
Reaction score
240
Points
63
Location
Tallahassee Florida
Vehicle Year
2001
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
Born with a 3.0, looking for a donor V8
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
Stock 2"
Tire Size
Stock
My credo
Doing things wrong, until I get it right.
SOHC to SOHC or OHV to OHV only
 

adsm08

Well-known member
Supporting Member
Ford Technician
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Sep 20, 2009
Messages
31,179
Reaction score
727
Points
113
Location
Dillsburg PA
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
31X10.50X15
I can be done, but it is far from a plug-and-play affair.

It is close enough to look easy, but hard enough that if you have to ask how, you probably shouldn't try.
 

RonD

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 2, 2012
Messages
13,109
Reaction score
242
Points
63
Location
canada
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
Ford
Transmission
Manual
+1

Simple answer is no
1990 to 2000 Rangers used the 4.0l OHV engines, 160HP
2001 to 2011 used the 4.0l SOHC engines, 207HP

Same displacement but different engines, and different wiring and computers to run the engine
 

Norman

New member
Joined
May 22, 2019
Messages
5
Reaction score
0
Points
1
Location
Golden Ms.
Vehicle Year
1996
Make / Model
Ranger Splash
Thank you for the info
 

Norman

New member
Joined
May 22, 2019
Messages
5
Reaction score
0
Points
1
Location
Golden Ms.
Vehicle Year
1996
Make / Model
Ranger Splash
Okay RonD if I had the wiring harness and the computer from the 2006 would it work in my 1996 ranger
 

RonD

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 2, 2012
Messages
13,109
Reaction score
242
Points
63
Location
canada
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
Ford
Transmission
Manual
If both are manual trans yes
If Automatic then you need the 5R55E automatic to come with the 2006 4.0l SOHC, wiring and computer, and both would need to be 2WD or both 4WD

Also exhaust system modification, you have to use the 4.0l SOHC exhaust manifolds
 

adsm08

Well-known member
Supporting Member
Ford Technician
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Sep 20, 2009
Messages
31,179
Reaction score
727
Points
113
Location
Dillsburg PA
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
31X10.50X15
Okay RonD if I had the wiring harness and the computer from the 2006 would it work in my 1996 ranger
You would need the whole vehicle wiring harness, including the dash, and the fuel rail from a 97 Explorer.
 

RonD

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 2, 2012
Messages
13,109
Reaction score
242
Points
63
Location
canada
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
Ford
Transmission
Manual
Yes, 2004 and up Rangers used a different system, computer and instrument cluster need to be matched, and the Body Computer was also different, so loads of wiring changes.
So work-wise probably not a good swap to do
 

Norman

New member
Joined
May 22, 2019
Messages
5
Reaction score
0
Points
1
Location
Golden Ms.
Vehicle Year
1996
Make / Model
Ranger Splash
Yes, 2004 and up Rangers used a different system, computer and instrument cluster need to be matched, and the Body Computer was also different, so loads of wiring changes.
So work-wise probably not a good swap to do
Ok thank you for the information it helped out a lot
 


Top