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Swapping Blown Up Engine for A "newish" one

How hard Is it to swap my 2005 Ford Ranger 4.0l V6 With another 4.0l v6 but one with 52k miles. Is it worth it? I can get the engine for 600 bucks instead of me having to rip my current engine apart and trying to fix it. :/ do I need to do or buy anything special other then just the engine? Like a new computer or something.
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The engine should be plug and play if you get the same year or newer. It will be way cheaper than fixing what you have.
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04 05 and 06 will all be same. In 07 there was a wiring change but I don't know if any engine wires/connectors got changed. Your good to go with a 04-06 though.
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Alright cool! That makes it so much easier then fixing it. I just photograph everything I disconnect mark wires and what not and then drop the new motor in hook it up and do the seafoam treatment and all that jazz and I should be good to go. I'll probably end up tearing down the old motor to see what exactly happened. lol
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I would get the computer that came with the new engine just in case.
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04 05 and 06 will all be same. In 07 there was a wiring change but I don't know if any engine wires/connectors got changed. Your good to go with a 04-06 though.
Really? They changed it again? Oh man. The guys must have been trying to look busy.
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You think I'll need the computer too? How much is that you think?>
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YUP...you're good with 01-06, but I'd keep it 04-06. It'll all be plug and play. You MIGHT need to swap your existing harness onto your new engine.


BUT....I know mines an 01 and my new engines an 06, but some of the sensors are a little different, the injector pigtails are different, the DPFE is different, the MAF is different.....all these items you SHOULDNT have to deal with, but I had to in my swap. So be prepared, some sensors and pigtails are different.

You shouldn't need a new PCM if youre using the same harness as before and the same type engine as before....you're just changing the engine, not converting from auto to manual or vice versa.
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