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3L to a 4L


HarnessThis

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Hey all,

How difficult is the swap from 3.0 to 4.0 in a 2004 Ranger Edge 2WD?
 


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Welcome to TRS :)

Same as swapping in a V8, without the benefit of the V8

You need to swap engine and transmission, computer and wiring harness
2004 was also first year for digital dash so you have to have a Ford Dealer "remarry" the dash with new computer as well as PATS system

And you end up with a Frankenstein vehicle where VIN doesn't match engine, so resale is less.
Ford made stock 4.0l Rangers so "Frankenstein" version doesn't have much appeal vs a V8 Ranger which Ford never made.

IMO best option is to fix, repair, swap out 3.0l for same engine, sell it and buy a 4.0l Ranger if thats what you want in the end, less work and CHEAPER :)
 

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3 to 4

I tell you what, yall are awesome with the help. ive only been on here one day and yall have anwered every single question in detail. Thanks
 

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I can understand wanting to do to 3 to 4 because there are so very very many 3.0s out there!
 


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