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  1. Available choices for trans swap

    I have a 94 ranger with a 2.3 4cyl engine and the A4ld trans . The trans is bad and I am ether gona get it rebuilt or swap in a used one or swap to a manual. I'm told a rebuild will cost me a couple thousand dollars and I will still have a not so good a4ld , and as far as swapping in a used...
  2. DavisRanger

    2.3L to 2.9L Swap

    So, last weekend (July 3rd) I totaled my truck by landing, yes you read that right, on the hood of a Tesla. I’ll share photos below… still waiting on dash cam footage from the Tesla owner. How it happened is I lost my brakes at 70mph exiting an interstate. I decided to hit the ditch on the...
  3. 3.0 to 3.0 swap

    I recently rolled my 99 4x4 auto ranger with 3.0 flex fuel. Which other rangers could i swap that motor into?
  4. Explorer rear axle swap question

    Been reading on how to do this swap on my Ranger and I think understand everything I need to do, but have one question before I buy donor axle from a junk yard. If I am planning on installing a locker, should I be looking for an open differential, LSD, or does it matter? Im thinking I want to...
  5. 2000 Ranger XLT Long Bed 3.0 Auto 2WD to 5.0 Swap Transmission Question

    Hello all, I have been searching for an answer for this for what feels like hours. I can find plenty of examples of 4x4 Rangers being 5.0 swapped or manual 2WD being 5.0 swapped but not 2wd auto swaps. So here is my question: I'm currently looking to buy a donor ‘98-‘01 Explorer/ Mountaineer...
  6. Engine replacement compatibility

    Hi, I have a 1996 4.0 xlt 5 speed 2wd, the rear end hit a massive bolder in an ice storm and I bent the frame, trying to find out how easy it would be or if it is possible to swap my engine which is undamaged into another truck, I have a few options on what truck I can buy for this, they are all...
  7. Video series for Explorer seat swap and center console!!

    Hey everyone, I finally got around to putting my 1999 leather heated explorer seats and full center console into my 2002 extended cab Ford Ranger with a manual. If anyone is looking to do it, I made a video series on youtube to help others out.
  8. DirtBronco

    BII/2nd Gen Ranger T-Case Question

    Is it normal to have the e-selector button tray on the dash in tandem with a manual transfer case lever? The buttons are blank, no 4x4/Low written on them, but there's have a noticeable click when I press them. From what I've seen on junkyard Rangers, there's usually a fake vent that goes...
  9. 3.0 distributor to coil pack need help

    I have a 1995 4x4 ranger that has cracked heads or block. I found a good 3.0 out of a 1995 Areostar that i can buy cheap but it has a distributor and my truck has coil pack ignition. My question is will the Aerostar motor work and if so what i have to do to swap it to coil pack ignition?. Im...
  10. Cooling fan conversion HELP!!!!

    After swapping from belt to electric cooling fan, the fan stays on even while the engine is off. I originally had the ignition wire from the kit spliced into the 50A ignition fuse in the engine compartment fuse box. Any suggestions on where to splice the wire on a "Hot in run only" location...
  11. 2.3L ('83-'97) 2.3 and trans options

    Hi all, first off i apologize if these questions are answered in here already. Ive never used forms before, and there is a ton of info in here and on the site, good work. A little overwhelming at times. Anyways my questions. Background story first. I do not have a ranger but am looking...
  12. 98+ 4wd vs 2wd Transmission Crossmember

    Hi everybody, Are the transmission crossmembers different between 4wd and 2wd for a 2002? I have the M5OD. If so, how hard is it to weld/bolt on the 4wd version? I've got the 4x4 transmission and transfer case sitting in my garage ready for the swap, and I'm trying to make sure I have...
  13. Trans replacement

    I Have a 95 ranger 4.0 4x4 5 speed with an electronic transfer case. Im looking at a trans from an explorer that is a manual, from a 4.0 but has a manual transfer case. Can I use my electronic transfer case on the donor trans? Looks like it should work.
  14. 2.3L ('83-'97) Tach cluster swap

    my truck is a 94 2wd/5spd 2.3 standard cab. Just need to know what wires need to (or even can) be moved around in the plugs to be able to use an instrument cluster with a tach from a 1989 bronco ii (2wd MT with 2.9) It is not plug and play, despite appearing to be. I did keep the connectors...
  15. Acgallen

    Fender Compatibility From 83 to a 92

    I'm fairly new to the Ranger scene as I just bought one. I couldn't seem to find any discussion posts on body parts that would swap from certain years. I have a 92 Extended Custom and I love the 83-88 fender/front, so i'm wondering if the body lines and front/hood would line up the same. I...
  16. Mtcrss546

    What did I just buy?!?! Bronco ranger conversion

    First post here so hi everyone ??. I just picked up this 1989 bronco 2 ranger conversion.I decoded the vin and it originally came with the 2.9 v6.... but the engine in it is not the 2.9 so someone swapped the engine along with the conversion . Could anyone help me identify what engine I have in...
  17. 95 Explorer 4wd Donor for 93 Ranger 2wd

    I am looking at getting a rusted out 95 Explorer 4WD as a donor for a 8.8 rear swap to lower my 93 Ranger. Want to hear from all you experienced guys about what else I could salvage from this thing to use on my truck. Thanks.
  18. 2000 3.0l Engine Replacement Running Rough and No Power

    Hi, I'm new to the forum. So I bought a 2000 Ford Ranger 3.0l automatic XLT 4x4 Flex Fuel 8th digit: V with 156k miles with a seized engine (cam synchronizer failed). It has been sitting for about a year and pack rats had chewed up the wiring harness a bit. I found a 3.0l engine out of a 99...
  19. Your Local Machine Shop Cost For Diesel Adapter

    Hi guys, I'm looking to soon do a TDI, or v2203 swap into my ranger for mpg. Basically, I just want to know how much your adapter costed you to get fabbed locally. Adapters run ~1k-1.5k, and I want to know if that's what I would pay locally, or if that's what you paid locally for your machine...
  20. What Trans Do I Need?

    I have a '99 Mazda B3000 Troy Lee Edition that has the 3.0 5-speed 2wd. I need do a good amount of work on it and want to swap it over to 4wd. I have found a doner 4wd ranger that I can use everything off of except the tans since its auto. What manual trans do I need for the swap? The swap is...


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