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Old 06-18-2011
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2000 ranger 5.0 swap need help

i was ready to start the 5.0 swap into my 2000 ranger i have motor,trans,wireing and computer from a 1998 explorer but i just found out that the speed sencer is on the tranny and mines on the rear end now im stuck and don't know what to do? need help i was ready to start pulling the 3.0 monday
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Old 06-19-2011
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The 98~00 Ranger speed sensor is on the rear axle like the 98~01 Explorer. For these years, you don't have to change anything for the speedometer.
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Old 06-19-2011
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it has soem kinda speed sencer right on the side of the tranny to tho??
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95~97 Ranger/Explorer used a signal generator on the side of the trans or in the t-case for VSS but that does not apply to 98 and later.

The 98~2001 4R70W has sensors that are used by the transmission but not the speedometer.
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any update? just curious
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Be aware what kind of ABS braking system you have when addressing this issue. If your Ranger is currently RWABS, and the Explorer is 4WABS, you will have to swap the 4WABS module over to maintain the signal from the VSS so it will operate the speedometer.

I changed my ECU, gauge cluster, and entire drivetrain (motor, trans, rear) from Ranger to Explorer. In the process I failed to swap the 4WABS module. It was only until later I discovered (with rwenzing's help) that the VSS signal is condition in the 4WABS module before being transmitted to the ECU and gauge. If you try to maintain RWABS, the signal from the VSS gets lost at the In-Line Connector by the brake booster. This will kill your Speedometer AND ODOMETER/TRIP METER. It will also effect the ABS system's functionality.

I have NOT looked into a RWABS to 4WABS swap. I'm almost certain the front brake lines and spindles would have to be swapped since they will be plumbed to the 4WABS module and must receive a signal from each front wheel as well. (spindles)

The good news is if your truck has 4WABS already, you can disregard everything I just said, quit worrying about that little sensor on the tail of the transmission, and Plug N Play!
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I haven't done the conversion myself but I don't see why the existing speedometer setup in the 98~2000 RABS trucks would.not also continue to work after an Explorer 5.0 swap. The VSS signal in the 99~00 RABS trucks is conditioned in the GEM and should be independent of which PCM is being used. This is assuming that no harness or electrical parts in the Ranger have been changed except those that relate directly to the engine/transmission.
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Old 09-21-2011
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i dident touch the abs system and my speedo still works. i started this swap on a monday and was driveing it the next monday it was vary easy been driveing it daily for 3 months wont no problems olny thing im not happy with is its not that fast it goes thats for sure but not like i thought it would
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it doesnt go that fast cause youre pushin 36s mike. lol
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Old 09-22-2011
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olny run the 36s in the mud i dd on 285s lol havent been mudin it much so havent been runing the 36s
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Mine on 33's was a solid 15.5 second truck.

Haven't run it on the 30's yet. But for a lifted truck ill take 15's all day.

Yours is stock?
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mustang injectors bigger t/b gt40p heads but now that its not my dd im thinking hard abought turbo just turbos are new to me i dont know anything abought them
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