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4.0 swap


  1. Nicworrell94rangwr

    Update on my 2000 4.0 C4 swap to my 94 Ranger

    Here’s the engine and trans along with everything else that came with. I’m looking into a wiring harness but I’m having issues finding one, if anyone has access to one please let me know. Also dash and gauge cluster any recommendations on where I can get those?
  2. neggen32

    Wiring Write Up for 2.9 to 4.0 Swap with Original First Gen Dash

    Wiring Write Up for 2.9 to 4.0 Swap with Original First Gen Dash I also submitted this as a tech article Alright boys, a few months ago I finished wiring up my 4.0 swap and I promised myself that I would write the article that I wished I had at the time. There’s a lot of great articles on the...
  3. neggen32

    Wiring Write Up for 2.9 to 4.0 Swap with Original First Gen Dash

    Wiring Write Up for 2.9 to 4.0 Swap with Original First Gen Dash Alright boys, a few months ago I finished wiring up my 4.0 swap and I promised myself that I would write the article that I wished I had at the time. There’s a lot of great articles on the mechanical aspects of the swap, so this...
  4. Swap my 1987 2.9 Bronco II with a 1990 4.0 from a Ranger

    Howdy, I'm new on this forum, sorry if this has already been discussed on another thread. I have read up on the engine swaps other guys are doing but I haven't seen where anyone has done the exact swap I am thinking of doing so I wanted to reach out and see if anybody can tell me if this will...
  5. 4.0 Wiring Help

    89 B2 with 92 Exploder engine. When key is turned, the starter does not engage, and the check oil pressure light comes on. Could it be that the truck is completely miswired, or that the oil sensor is trashed? Help?
  6. 1992 ranger 2.9 engine swap for 1999 explorer 4.0

    I have done some research and I have found that some 4.0 engines can blot straight up to a 1992 ranger 2.9. I am wondering if a 1999 explorer 4.0 will blot right on the tranny, and motor mounts?
  7. 4.0 conversion electrical issue

    I am in the midst of doing a 4.0 conversion from my 1992 ranger stx 4.0 4x4 5speed into my 1990 ranger xlt 2.9 2wd 5speed. No problems getting the engine in and hooked up and got it running but my instrument cluster doesn't work, the turn signal indicators and high beam indicator are alway...
  8. is a 4.0 to a 5.0 swap on a 2002 ranger worth doing?

    Just curious if any one has done a swap on a 2002 or newer ranger with an existing 4.0 to a 5.0? I have a 2002 4.0 4x4 4:10 gearing 5 speed auto with torsion bars that has 240,000 miles. the timing chains are needing replaced and I can swap a remanned 4.0 with a 3year unlimited mile warranty for...
  9. 2000 4.0 swap

    Alright, so I have an '89 Bronco II 2.9l with 235/75r15 tires, which really bog it down, and I'd like some more power. My friend recently rolled his 2000 explorer and is willing to sell it for me $300. The roof is trashed, but everything under is fine. I've heard of people putting 4.0s in BII's...
  10. 97 3.0 swap to 05 4.0 need tech help please

    i need help.. i want to swap my 3.slow out for the 4.go. i have a 97 ranger. i need to know if a 4.0 from a 2005 explorer will just bold right in. motor mounts the same location? transmission mounts in the same location? drive shaft differences? i have looked all over the net and cant find any...
  11. 4.0 c5 help

    hey guys..long time reader ,first time poster..hope im in the right place. i have a 84 bronco 2 4x4 with a c5 3 speed.i put a 4.0 out of a 94 explorer in it,got around to test driving it, and it wont shift out of 1st, tryed starting out in 2nd and it seens like its there just a slite difference...
  12. 1989 ranger xlt bad tick almost knock at 3k rpm

    i have a 1989 ranger with a 2.9 and 5 speed owned it 5 years always ticked but now when i get on it around 3k rpm it get worse and almost sounds like a knock will do it when i downshift as well truck has 160k on it think its cam bearings. would it be easier to pull the heads off and replace the...
  13. help please. i put a 2000 explorer 4.0 in my ranger and wont start

    help please. i put a 2000 explorer 4.0 in my 2001 ranger and wont start. the ranger had a 3.0 and i swapped everything now i get no crank from the key and if i jump the solenoid theres no spark. fuel pump run and shuts off and fuel pressure is good at the rails. the explorer ran perfect and only...
  14. Need some advice on engine choice

    My 2000 Ranger XLT 4x4 currently has the 3.0L-V6 in it but I'm going to need to replace it soon (rings and compression issues and 200k+ miles), my question is this: should I just replace it with another 3.0 or upgrade to the 4.0? This is my daily driver and needs to be reliable. What do you guys...
  15. nathan ollila

    88 ranger 2.9 to 4.o swap

    any usefull tips before i tackle this job?..wiring?i dont want to change the dash anyway to get around this?and i heard engine mounts,exsaust and trany will bolt right up?what about the 2.9 radiator will it work with the 4.0?..is the 2.9 even worth rebuilding?from everything ive read no..mine...
  16. BishNasty

    Bronco II explorer questions?

    Hi guys, I have a stock 5spd 87 bronco II. I'm looking to lift the truck so I want stronger axles, I found a 92 parts explorer for a couple hundred bucks. its got about 200k on it with a rebuilt 4.0 auto trans. Now my questions are will I be able to use both front and rear axles from the...
  17. Protowrxs

    Rescued Ranger / Yet Another 4.0 Swap

    Rescued Ranger / Yet Another 4.0 Swap (YA4.0S) Little back story: 1989 2.9L 5sp XLT 4x4 - given up for dead, PO had pulled intake, said it was getting gas in the oil and filling up the pan, left it sitting open topped and no rear window. I picked it up for $400 which may have been a bit much...
  18. 2000 2.5 to 4.0 Swap....Mounting Questions

    I have been looking for a couple days now and cant find a definite answer to my question. I have a 2000 Ranger XLT 2.5 and am swapping engines for a 99 Explorer 4.0 Engine. My question is what mounts do I need to use. . Will I need to use the 4.0 Explorer mounts?? If so how would that work...
  19. transmission problems in 5R55E

    Hi so I did an engine swap on a 2005 ford ranger 4.0 and every thing went smoothly. And now it will start but it will not move when i put it in gear and I have checked to see if the shift linkage moves and it does but nothing more happens? And so I was wondering if any one out there had the same...
  20. lincoln 5.0

    Ive done alot of reading here and this is my first thread. i really like this site! iam going to swap my 87 Lincoln town car 5.0 (the land yacht) into my 94 ranger 4.0 5 speed. i wanted a 5.0 HO but things fell threw. so iam doing it with the Lincoln as the donor. but anyways, can i get some...


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