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I got a ? fellas

Will a 2002 explorer engine fit a 1999 ranger? Just direct swap? or needs modification

Sorry, both are 4.0L.. but i belive mine is ohv and the 02 exploer is sohv??? or im wrong?

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if your talking about a 4.0sohc out of a 2002 explorer, i would say yes.
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you are right the 02 expo is a sohc,and the 99 ranger is ohc,so you will need the motor,trans,wiring,computer.and if the ranger is 4wd then you need a 4wd ohc tranny,it will fit i got a motor out of a 99 expo in my ranger,it's a direct swap
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Will a 2002 explorer engine fit a 1999 ranger? Just direct swap? or needs modification

Sorry, both are 4.0L.. but i belive mine is ohv and the 02 exploer is sohv??? or im wrong?

thnx
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Ya, your 99 would be a 0HV motor, and the 02 is a SOHC motor. What tranny are you running? If im not mistaken, 02 is when the explorer switched to IRS and the trans changed in a few ways as well, im not sure how compatible it is compared to the 2001 and down explorers. You are definitely going to need all the electronics and brain box for the motor regardless though.
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I have no idea what trans it has,, ill look in to it.. but damn sound like a pita lol.. i have a totalled 02 explorer, iwas gonna part out but i was checking to see if the engine would fit in my 99 ranger 4x4, cuz im having engine problems on that one.. but sounds like its a hassle to make it work..
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If it would work by swapping the engine trans harness and computer over I think it would be worth it. I just did an engine swap in my truck two weeks ago (SOHC) and I had to unplug and remove the entire engine/trans harness with the engine. The trans is only a few bolts to the cross member and a few to the transfer case.




Basically you have to remove a lot of stuff anyways... IF it will work I say do it
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I have no idea what trans it has,, ill look in to it.. but damn sound like a pita lol.. i have a totalled 02 explorer, iwas gonna part out but i was checking to see if the engine would fit in my 99 ranger 4x4, cuz im having engine problems on that one.. but sounds like its a hassle to make it work..
i would say part it out and just go buy another ohv 4.0 from a ranger/expo,unless you want that extra 40hp you get from the sohc and alot of work from doin it
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ok thanx guys.... well see what happens.
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I have no idea what trans it has,, ill look in to it.. but damn sound like a pita lol.. i have a totalled 02 explorer, iwas gonna part out but i was checking to see if the engine would fit in my 99 ranger 4x4, cuz im having engine problems on that one.. but sounds like its a hassle to make it work..
Don't worry too much man, i am kinda thinking out loud here too! lol. The motor is worth it for ya regardless of what the rest of the explorer is (especially if its a lower mileage SOHC) The only issue i see is that the 01+ ranger and 1997-2001 explorer comes with the 5R55E tranny. The 2002 explorer is the start of the 5R55W trans which is kinda known for being a PITA to work on and kind of a pile. So what you could do, is take that SOHC out and go looking for a 01+ ranger or 1997-2001 Explorer and yank your tranny and electronics off of it. Then you have a better all around combo.
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thats not a bad idea^^^^
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And if your really going through all that work... Find and expo with a 5.0 in it and actually do all that work for an upgrade. Just my $.02
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^I was going to add this part.
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So the original trans from the ranger wont work with the sohc either? its 4x4 auto.. i got the expo free so heck still worth swaping it..lol.
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Mods close this thread if youde like.. Truck was sold, Thanx everybody.
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its to late now lol but go with 5spd! lots of less work and lots more reliable...
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