To start off I have a 2000 Ford Ranger 3.0L FFV 4x4 XLT. Im actually in the works in getting everything i need from a guy that has a 1999 Ford Explorer 5.0L. Here is the parts list of pretty much everything ill be getting from him:
-Complete Explorer 5.0L engine with all accessories, wiring and computer
-Battery cable harness
-high pressure power steering hose
-Exhaust manifolds and Catalytic converters
-Airbox, MAF, and Zip tube
-Fan and shroud
-Fuel pressure regulator
The only thing NOT mentioned in that parts list is the radiator and transfer case. The radiator Ill probably end up buying new somewhere(easy).
I will be using my orginal transfer case out of my ranger so I will be using the adapter kit to make it work. This way i dont have to modify my rear and front drive shafts at all. Keeping it pretty simple without modifying anything.
Im probably just going to stick with the Explorer Exhaust manifolds for the time being as I just want to get this motor in. Im not looking to mod this motor anytime soon after i install it so im not worried too much on performance as of right now.
I have the 8.8 rear axle already in the truck so Im set on a beefy rear end.
As for the Returnless Fuel line. I have the 2000 ranger and ill be getting the 1999 explorer motor so i should have no issues in this department. NOW the only thing ill probably have to look at is the FPR in the fuel tank(Which the guy who selling me the motor is going to include in this package deal). Anything i should know about the fuel system before i move on with this project?
Vehicle, Speed, Fuel and PATS
The 99-01 Explorer has the ABS/VSS from Rear Axle, No Fuel Return Line (Returnless) (56-72 psi), AND PATS(Type B)
The 99-00 Ranger has the ABS/VSS from Rear Axle, No Fuel Return Line(Returnless) (56-72 psi), AND PATS(Type B)
From looking at the comparisions between the year ranger and explorer, it looks like I will have to do VERY little modification to make this motor work in my truck.... Anything im missing here?
Ford Racing has an oil filter adapter P/N M-6880-A50 that turns the oil filter 90 degrees. Looks like this is the route ill be going with the oil Filter issue.
This applies to my year ranger?
Here's how you modify your Ranger tachometer for V-8 use:
1) Get your dash apart and disconnect the cluster
2) If you have a EVTM turn to the Instrument cluster section
3) Locate Pin 8 on wire connector C216 (Black/Yellow Wire)
4) Use a very small flathead screwdriver to release the pin from the connector housing
5) Find Connector C214 (largest of the 3 for cluster)
6) Install the wire removed from C216 in to slot 16 on C214. This slot is currently vacant.
7) Put everything back together and fire it up. You're all done.
Whats this mean? I dont need to do anything with my speedo because Im using the correct year explorer motor in my ranger?
1998-2000 Rangers: 1999-2001 Explorer uses the same type of speedometer system as the 1998-2000 Ranger - no modifications needed. The 1998-2000 Rangers are not equipped with a VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor). The PCM (Powertrain Control Module) receives vehicle speed information from the antilock brake system rear wheel speed sensor. The raw signal from the ABS/VSS sensor on the rear axle goes directly to the Explorer 4WABS module where the signal is corrected for tire diameter. Then the corrected signal is sent to the PCM, speed control, cluster, etc. In this system, the PCM is an end user of the corrected VSS signal.
This is what ill be doing, Ill just have my truck towed to the dealership and have them configure my Ranger keys and PATS module to the Explorer PCM.
The 1999-2001 Explorer PATS is 100% compatible with a 1999-2000 V6 Ranger. If the Explorer PATS module and keys are also transplanted to the Ranger, they should work immediately with the Explorer PCM. If the original Ranger PATS module and keys are reused with the Explorer PCM, a dealer would have to "introduce" the new parts to each other before the engine could start.
So i pretty much compiled a list of things ill need and What ill need to do in order for this motor to work in my year truck. NOW, did i miss anything and is there some short of wiring i should know about before i go ahead with this project??
99 explorer motor in my 00 ranger. With everything mentioned above, When i install this motor and hook up all the wiring will this motor work for me with no issuses im unaware of? Any help would be awesome, thanks :)