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Old 10-27-2006
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I am: Jay Monroe
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Used Ranger Refurbishing

i bought my 00 ranger with 80k something miles on it ... and to make a long story short i got a ****ty deal and i bought it from a "joe schmoe" dealer because i was so into the fact it was a 5 speed and black with 4 doors... trans got stuck in gear which resulted in a few more serious repairs .. but anyway the point of this. is it a good idea to take it into one of those remanufactured transmission places or aamco .. i'm in orlando fl so i need something in the area ... i want to mod the truck as well as far as engine goes refurbish the whole engine spark plugs belts if needed wires alternator etc etc .... i'm wanting/thinking about swaping the engine for a 4.0 liter v6 instead of my current 3 liter even though i can definatly make it move... anyway any tips or suggestions would be great ... thanks in advanced people
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it's worth it to take it to any tranny shop that will warranty their work. As far as an engine swap goes it makes everything easier if you have a full donnor vehicle to pull all wiring harness and other shizzle from.

do me a favor and make a signature with the specs of your truck please!
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Old 10-27-2006
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I am: Kyle Miesse
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Yeah there's alot more to an engine swap than swapping engines, lol. It HAS been done, but you need a pretty strong mechanical and electrical background to go about something like that.
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