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what motor fits what years?

ok guys im looking for a winter project my plan is to find a 4.0 cheap and re build it maybe put in a cam. im going to be poring and polishing the heads and just freshening it up.
my question is what years / models will be a plug / bolt and play swap
i have a 97 4.0 2wd auto 4r44e.
is the explorer the same thing?
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no one knows this stuff?
i found a 97 explorer will it work?
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i think it is the same thing because the explorer uses the same 4.0L v6 motor as the ranger and the explorer is based on the ranger im not 100% sure though
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Look up the ranger engine on car-part.com and it will pull up engines from all the compatible vehicles.
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i found a 97 explorer will it work?
Ford sold two different versions of the 4.0 in the 1997 Explorer - OHV and SOHC. Early SOHCs are trouble prone and should be avoided. The 96~97 Ex 4.0 OHV might work using the Ranger harness and PCM but a 95~97 Ranger 4.0 OHV will be the "safest" donor.
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hey guys an up date on this, i just got another call yesterday a local guy has a 4.0 ohv out of a 97 explorer, but he said it has 30k miles on it sound fishy for a 12 y/o car and its already pulled so no way to tell.
complete motor with all acc. and wiring
he wants 500$ for kinda high for what i want to do with it . let me know what you guts think
i was going to ask for the vin # and carfax it just too see if the miles are right
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hey guys im still in the hunt for a motor found i guy selling a 91 ranger with the 4.0 that was reacently rebuilt with a blown transmission could the motor be swaped in to my 97? i know the computer systems are different but besides that would it mount up?
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anyone? i need to let the guy know
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