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1996-->2000 MAF swap


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Someone tell me if this will work, my intuition says it should but maybe I'm wrong.

My 96 4.0L has the cone style filter with a cylindrical shaped MAF housing. This uses a small white pigtail connector with 4 wires/pins.

My 2000 4.0L has the square box style air filter and external MAF with a flat pigtail connector, again 4 pins/wires.

My problem is I put the 2000 cab on the 96 frame & powertrain.

Now the mounts for the air box don't match due to change in styles.

I see that I have two options:

Fab the new cab support to accept the older style cone filter and MAF OR use the newer airbox & MAF but modify the pigtail on side to match up (wire colors are identical).

Which route should I take? I would like to just cut and splice the connectors as that would be easiest but am wondering if I will run into engine running problems if the two MAF's aren't identical.

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You should be fine... I've run a 2001 SOHC, a '97 SOHC, a '96 OHV, and a '95 OHV mass air sensor on my '95 SOHC swapped w/ OHV ECM conversion. They all read pretty much identical.
 

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You should be fine... I've run a 2001 SOHC, a '97 SOHC, a '96 OHV, and a '95 OHV mass air sensor on my '95 SOHC swapped w/ OHV ECM conversion. They all read pretty much identical.
Okay cool I'm gonna make a pigtail ill post pics later
 

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Any 4 wire Ford MAF calibrated to your injectors will work. You could even use a 6 wire MAF and not use the outside 2 wires. They are for the AIT sensor which is integrated in the MAF in newer vehicles.
 

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So to round out the information in this thread and help anybody in the future.


...I found out that if one takes apart a 93-97 conical MAF intake housing inside of that cyclinder is the MAF assembly and it is identical to the one in +98 Rangers seen externally.

So no pigtail was required, it is a PLUG AND CHUG swap from a concial style airfilter to a square type like in newer Rangers and Explorers.

Just FYI

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