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91 ranger 2.3 interchangeable with 96 ranger2.3 ?????


HellSpawn6G

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Can someone please tell me if I can put a 2.3L motor from a 96 ranger in a 91 ranger that had a 2.3L motor in it. Both motors are 8 plug motors.

If so what all needs to be swapped over and what about the crank sensor ??????? THANKS IN ADVANCE PLEASE HELP !!!!
 


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It is not a direct swap. I did a swap of a '98 2.5 into my '93 which would be the same job that you are looking to do. See my old thread for more details.
 

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Thank you for your input. I read your earlier thread and that was exactly what I was questioning. I would like to ask you though being that both engines in my case are 2.3L what exactly would I have to modify besides the crank sensor? Also, the crank on the 96 has a gear on it almost similar to a reluctur wheel , will the earlier 91 crank sensor read this ? Thanks again for the confirmation.
 

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Blocks are different for engine accessory mounting points. Just find a '89-'94 ranger 2.3, those will be a direct swap.
 

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I agree with turbo91xlt. Since I have done the swap, I feel it was not worth the work that I had to put into it. If you insist on using a '95-'97 2.3, the thread I linked to above is everything you will need to do. The '98 2.5 is identical to '95-'97 2.3 except the stroke is longer.
 

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It is not a direct swap. I did a swap of a '98 2.5 into my '93 which would be the same job that you are looking to do. See my old thread for more details.
How did the crank pulley work out? Looking at swapping '95 2.3 into a '94 2.3. I know the crank sensors are completely different .
 

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How did the crank pulley work out? Looking at swapping '95 2.3 into a '94 2.3. I know the crank sensors are completely different .
It is still installed and working fine. It does quite a bit of sitting around now that it is no longer a daily driver.

I still recommend not doing the swap, especially if you are not increasing the displacement.
 


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