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4.2 into a ranger


dangerranger83

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So what models and years of the FWD 3.8's will work on the 3.0 trans? And what are the years to have too?

My dad has 3.0 auto that cant get out of its own way and want to convence him to get something that may be a bit better on power and mileage (getting 12mpgs) and it be a bolt in swap too other then wiring which is no biggy for him.
 


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I'm curious about the electronics. I know you can swap an explorer 5.0 in a similar year ranger and the 5.0 wiring harness will work in the ranger chassis harness. Does the same hold true for the 3.8? I have a wrecked 99 mustang donor and a 96 ranger that I want to put a twin turbo 3.8 in.
 

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I don't know the specifics, but it is unlikely that the engine harness from a Mustang or Windstar is just going to plug into the body harness of a Ranger. It only works with the Explorer because the two vehicles share a platform.
 

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