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4.0 swap

i searched but didnt find any thinng..i did 4.0 and it said no matches.

any way a guy around here has a 2000 ranger 4.0 with 70,000 miles on it with every thing for $300 (not sure what every thing means but how much do i need) also there is many 4.0's in the junkyard that i could get stuff from. but basically my question is how much goes into a 4.0 swap into my 1998 3.0 5sp? what parts do i need? will i be able to get it to smog? my motor has 170,000 miles on it so this would be a good replacement. is this the sohc or ohc...does it have the timing chain problem? also i have to do my clutch..can u pull the tranny and engine out all at once. i no iv done it on older cars but not this. could i unbolt the t-case and pull the tranny out with the engine and do it all at once? thanks.
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your gonna have to find a 4.0 5 speed tranny. get the ecu and the engine harness too. different motor mounts too i think, im not to sure on the 4wd trucks. i done a 4.0 swap in my 2000 2wd
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not to be a dick, but why?!

if your going to do an engine swap find a 5.0 from a junkyard or something, i dont understand why you'd want to do all that work for the 4.0
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well how much work is it..and the 4.0 is a pig step up from a 3.0 and i found this motor for $300..and i cant fund a whole 1996-1997.5 expo around here with a 5.0 in it. ive read about the 5.0 swap and no about how much work goes into that and am wondering how muck goes into a 4.0 swap. thats all..not saying im gonna do it but just wondering. depending on how easy it is i might.
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not to be a dick, but why?! Personally I dont see why he should not. Everyone knows that a 4.0 is a much better engine than the 3.0 and most dont have access to a 5.0......... A 4.0 at least gives you more options with aftermarket performance parts as a 3.0 their is nothing out their.

Oh yea and not everyone wants a 5.0 swap. Although I am doing one I would much prefer a 289 as opposed to a 302; but than again this not my truck.

if your going to do an engine swap find a 5.0 from a junkyard or something, i dont understand why you'd want to do all that work for the 4.0

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What more aftermarket parts are out there for the 4.0 OHV than the 3.0?
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well how much work is it..and the 4.0 is a pig step up from a 3.0 and i found this motor for $300..and i cant fund a whole 1996-1997.5 expo around here with a 5.0 in it. ive read about the 5.0 swap and no about how much work goes into that and am wondering how muck goes into a 4.0 swap. thats all..not saying im gonna do it but just wondering. depending on how easy it is i might.



You will be fine its not alot of work.

engine, tranny , ecu , engine bay harness , basically i would take evrything from the engine area just in case you break something you will have everything right their from the donor. I suggest you do the swap. for $300 you could not find a better deal.
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it really was pretty easy when i done mine. except i put a 98 2wd 4.0 in a 2000 2wd truck. i had to change one plug that goes to the a/c from the engine harness. the 98 had 1 big yellow wire. the 2000 had two smaller yellow wires instead of one. oh yea and get the 4.0 y pipe also.
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btw...i also paid 300 bucks for my motor/tranny
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there is no tranny on this so i would have to buy a tranny..i might just buy it and keep it until i get more money or blow up my 3.0 AGAIN and swap this in..i can gather parts here and there for a will and then put it in...this just comes with the engine and y pipe and ignition stuff ect. ill ask him about the tranny...so the 4.0 and 3.0 5 speed trannys arnt the same?
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.so the 4.0 and 3.0 5 speed trannys arnt the same?
nope they are different
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i am also looking at this.
also, are the motor mounts the same? or will i have to fab some?
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