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4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech General discussion of 4.0L OHV and SOHC V6 Ford Ranger engines.

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Old 09-15-2015
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Engine replacement

I bought a 2000 Ranger with a bad head gasket, and planned to change the engine. I found some 4.0L engines, but was told they won't work.

What engines will bolt in without having to change wiring harness?

If I can't find a replacement, what's involved in 5.0L swap?
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Old 09-23-2015
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why not just change the gasket?
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Old 09-23-2015
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Mechanic that looked at it said there is probably internal damage judging from what he sees, so I thought I would save time of cost of changing gaskets.
Because I have not been able to find one to replace it, it looks like we're going to try changing gaskets and see what happens.
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Old 10-05-2015
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If I am correct that is a SOHC motor? if it is, any SOHC motor from then to I think '11 will work as long as it's from another ranger. You will need to use the existing engine wiring harness and use your old injectors.
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