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Motor Swap Nightmare! Need Help!


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2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0 Flex Fuel 2WD into 1998 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 NON-Flex 2WD. I pulled wiring harnesses, PCM, steering column from donor 2003. Still won't run! PATS is my problem. How do I fix it? What did I miss?
 


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Sounds like you missed the PATS module. I can't remember if it was it's own unit that year, or part of the instrument cluster.
 

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I believe it's in the instrument cluster. What else did I miss? The 1998 didn't have PATS. So, I took what I thought I needed. Apparently not!
 

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Well I grabbed my second key and reset the system. It seems to have worked! Runs rough, I would have to say fuel pump and sensors. I will drop the gas tank and add the donors tank. Hopefully that will work.
 

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I believe it's in the instrument cluster.
For the 2003 it's in the steering column cover. The system will allow up to eight keys to be programed.
 

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Well, it worked for a short time. Started having problems again. Now, it won't start again. I'm having fuel pressure problems. Any ideas?
 

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Fuel pump was the problem! It was pumping, but weak. So, now back on the road? Nope!
I found a problem with the ignition coil. So, now my question is.....can I put an ignition coil out of a 1999 Ranger XLT 3.0, vertical connector in now. The one out of the 1998 was bad and the one from the 2003 has 4,5 and 6 DEAD!
Will this nightmare ever end!
 

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Break it right the first time. Fix it better the next time.
Just put a 5.0 in it like I did and have some fun :headbang:
 


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