New Member - Wrong Clutch! Possible to put 4.0L v6 clutch on 2.3 4cyl w/ new flywheel
Hi all! New poster here. Dug in to a 1996 Ranger XLT 2.3 4cyl clutch job for/with a buddy's son, thinking it would be WAYYY easier than the honda fwd clutches I am used to. BIG mistake. And the haynes for these trucks? GARBAGE!!
So anyway - We ordered the clutch kit online in July from Partsgeek [great place, 30 day return] and as we went to install it today, it's to big. It appears we were sent the 4.0L v6 clutch from what I can tell. It looks like for 1996 the 2.3 4cyl and 3.2 v6 use the same clutch, and our kit the PP and disk are an inch or so to big around.
So, seeing as we can't return it.....
Weren't planning on removing the flywheel, just roughing with emmery and calling it good, it's in fine shape. BUT -
Rather than re-use the flywheel and get a new clutch kit and eat/craigslist the 4.0L clutch kit, the thought hit me, Is it possible to put a 4.0L v6 flywheel on a 2.3L 4cyl motor and use the 4.0L clutch kit?
Please say yes, no problem! LOL