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  1. Transmission Swap Help

    So I did a auto to manual trans swap. The manual trans is from an 01 my truck is a 99. I adapted the 99s wiring harness to plug in with the manual. I also Swapped in the ecu from the 01. After all this the truck doesn't try to start at all. If anyone knows away to solve this it would be greatly...
  2. Speedo help 5.0 swap

    I finally got my 93 ranger 5.0 swap up started. it sounds great. As i finish the driveshafts i figure the speed issues should be ironed out as well. Correct me if i am wrong but as i understand: -the 98 explorer 5.0 needs a speed input from the rear axle. -the 93 ranger is cable driven with a...
  3. Thinking about swap, have done some research, still have some questions...

    As the title states I have some questions about the 4.0 swap. I have a 1985 BII with a 2.8L carbed, w/ 5spd manual, that is terrible for where I want to take it (Sierra Nevadas). I can buy a donor Explorer that is 4WD with a 5spd transmission. Most of the threads I've read are about 2.9s to...
  4. Transmission swap

    I have 96 4.0 4wd, transmission went out, so I found a 95 ranger with same size engine but it's 2wd, if I swap it will I lose the 4wd, if so can I somehow make it 4 wd,
  5. Cluster swap questions

    I was looking for a Sport Trac cluster in a parts yard and while I didn't find one in a Trac, I found a 2001 Explorer (even had a 5 speed, nice!) with the same white face gauges so I picked it up. I was just wondering if this would be plug and play into a 2000 Ford Ranger 2.5L. I've searched...
  6. What all do I need for a V8 Swap?

    Before anyone even comments, yes, I've read the tech articles. I want to hear some opinions on Carbed or EFI 302/5.0. I also would like to know what transmission, transfer case, and front axle I would need. Which vehicle would be a better donor? What would be the simplest when it comes to...
  7. Transmission Swap?

    Hello, I have a 1984 Ranger with a slipping transmission. My mechanic told me that I need a new one. Given that it's a C3, I was considering a swap with a C5 if possible. I read in a forum post that a C3 to C5 conversion is possible and will fit the truck without any adapters, etc. I'm new to...
  8. Hello

    Thanks for the past and future help with my Ranger. I've had a Ford ranger since ± 2008 and have used this forum that google would bring up. I have never signed up for any forums till now. I'm in the process of doing a Motor Swap from '00 3.0 FF TO a '01 3.0 Automatics and would greatly...
  9. neggen32

    Starting Issues after 4.0 Swap!

    I posted a while ago about issues I was having with my '88 Ranger, in which the previous owner swapped a 4.0 from a 92' Explorer into. Apparently all the issues stemmed from him using the original 2.9 harness for the computer and some of the sensors, and splicing everything into the 4.0. I don't...
  10. Ranger/Explorer compatibility

    So I have done: power leather seats (not wired in YET)(no heat)(grey to match stock interior) Center console. I plan on doing soon: Over Head Console (OHC) Auto dimming rear view mirror And lighted visors. I was wondering what other explorer components fit/work on rangers. I have a 1999 XLT...
  11. 85 ranger 4x4 2.3t swap

    Very new to this but my grandpa had an 85 ranger just sitting and told me if I could get it running I could have it. Needless to say it is a fully functional vehicle now. But it is creeping up on 150k miles, so I find myself planning for the future. Moving on, I had a quick question I was...
  12. Cobra_CS

    98 ranger 2wd V8 swap, help needed

    Hey everyone. About to start my swap in a month and trying to get everything possible together before I start. Any help or advise would be appreciated. To start I'll let you know what I have, what I'm using for the swap and go from there. The truck: 1998 Ford Ranger ext cab flare side 2wd 4.0l...
  13. F-150 5.0 Conversion?

    I'm sure this has probably been covered or at least something very similar has been covered especially since we're talking about a 5.0. I have access to a 1994 F-150 XLT RWD with a 5.0 V8 that I wanted to put into my 2000 Ranger XLT 4WD with the 3.0 BUT I want to keep the factory 4WD that the...
  14. neggen32

    Previous owner botched 4.0 Swap, help me save it!

    So this is kind of a long story but basically I bought a 1987 Ranger a little over a month ago that the previous owner did a 1991 4.0 swap on. I had been without a reliable vehicle for over a year due to my terrible luck with vehicles breaking down and was stoked because I finally thought I got...
  15. INFO: 2004 B3000 to 2.3 Engine swap

    I recently put a 2.3l engine in a 2004 mazda b3000. Since there isn't really info available online on how to do this or if it's even possible, I decided to write a post on it. This could even be used as a tech article. The Vehicle 2004 b3000 with sport package (torsion bar suspension). Manual...
  16. 85 Ranger 2.8l to a 96 Explorer 4.0l

    Hello I've picked up 85 ranger with a 2.8 5 speed. I recently attempted to replace the cap and rotor, wires and spark plugs. After they were replaced, the ranger no longer ran. I ended up picking up a 96 explorer with a 4.0l OHV and decided to swap the motor into the ranger. was wondering is...
  17. v8 swap wiring question

    Hello, I have a 96 ranger I'm putting a 4.6l dohc in. I've been researching the repining of ECU Harness. I am unfamiliar with this part. I have a 98 mark vii motor. I'm unsure on what computer to run, and I haven't really found good diagrams and or instructions on repining the harness from...
  18. Engine swap, transmission questions

    Hello all, i have a question regarding my 2.3l 4 cylinder 1994 ranger. Within in the next year id like to swap up for a 3.0 or 4.0 v6, my current transmission is an automatic 4 speed. So my question is, if i swap up to a 3.0 or preferably a 4.0, will i also need to spring for a different tranny?
  19. 2001 Ranger 4x4 axle, suspension upgrade ???'s

    I hope this is the correct category for this post. If not, my apologies. I have a 2001 4x4 with 4.10 gears. I'm installing a fiberglass kit to widen the front and rear fenders by 4". It also has larger wheel openings that will allow me to install 35" tires with stock suspension. I'm also...
  20. Ranger T5 swap speedometer

    I have an 03 ranger edge with a 5.0 and T5 running a 97 explorer computer. The speedometer worked fine with the 4R70W trams out of the explorer but I swapped to a T5 out of a 2000 model mustang. It runs fine without any tune (just took the "check engine" light out because I couldn't get over...


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