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85 Ranger 2.8l to a 96 Explorer 4.0l

LilSik

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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 anyone has done this and if they can offer some insight on the swap. Thanks.
 


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Just search around a bit and you will find the swap has been well documented.
 

LilSik

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If everyone and their mom has done this swap in you tell me where the lifting points are on top of the 4.0, so it can be picked up by my hoist. I've been looking for them for days and have yet to find one.
 

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