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I got a quote today for a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer with only body damage. It has 86K on it, and he wants $1000.
That's the way to do it. Besides the engine/transmission, you're going to need a bunch of detail parts from the Ex donor to complete the swap.


Other stuff to think about:

For a coil spring 2WD like yours, you will need custom motor mount plates. You can get them from BrianB31 who is a member here and on RPS.

5.0L Explorers were available in 2WD and AWD but I think I remember the Mountaineers being AWD only. If your donor is AWD, then the 4R70W transmission will be set up for an AWD transfer case and will not work with your driveshaft. It would need a teardown and a 2WD extension housing and maybe an output shaft too.

Your stock 7.5 Ranger axle will almost certainly puke if you use the 302 at all.

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Will the transfercase in my 3.0 99 ranger be able to mate with a trans from a 98 Explorer? Lookin to do a swap !!!!!!!!! YEAH
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Not sure,but i think so.
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Will the transfercase in my 3.0 99 ranger be able to mate with a trans from a 98 Explorer? Lookin to do a swap !!!!!!!!! YEAH
The Ranger T/C will not bolt to a 4R70W transmission from a V8 Explorer. Check with Advance Adapters - they might have an adapter for that.
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AA does have an adapter, but the 4405 is not exactly a strong case. Will not hold up over the long run.

Best options are (in order):
1) Atlas ($$$)
2) 4406 from F150/Expedition - allows 4x2 /4x4hi / 4x4lo with electronic control
3) 4404 AWD case from Explorer 302 V8.

The 4R70W transmission from explorer has a 6 bolt round t-case mating pattern - most common.

The 5R55E transmiossion from Ranger has a 5 bolt odd pattern mating pattern - very specific.
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AA does have an adapter, but the 4405 is not exactly a strong case. Will not hold up over the long run.

Best options are (in order):
1) Atlas ($$$)
2) 4406 from F150/Expedition - allows 4x2 /4x4hi / 4x4lo with electronic control
3) 4404 AWD case from Explorer 302 V8.

The 4R70W transmission from explorer has a 6 bolt round t-case mating pattern - most common.

The 5R55E transmiossion from Ranger has a 5 bolt odd pattern mating pattern - very specific.
So would my 4-speed auto out of my 2-wd 2.5 fit behind a 302?
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No, it would not fit, nor would it hold up. Need to go with bigger / stronger parts when you swap out for the larger engine. Should plan to put an 8.8 axle in as well if you have not alredy done so.
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No, it would not fit, nor would it hold up. Need to go with bigger / stronger parts when you swap out for the larger engine. Should plan to put an 8.8 axle in as well if you have not alredy done so.
Yeah I'm planning on swapping the 8.8 LS, and auto 2wd tranny along with the motor from my donor.
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Your stock 7.5 Ranger axle will almost certainly puke if you use the 302 at all.

A 7.5 will hold up just fine. They are actually a fine rear end. I would suggest a posi, and new bearings while in there. Mustangs use 7.5s behind 302s and 4.6s with no problems. Nothing wrong with going to an 8.8, either. But a 7.5 will do fine. It works no problem with my 4.6. Or with my 289 350HP 94 Mustang.

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A 7.5 will hold up just fine. They are actually a fine rear end. I would suggest a posi, and new bearings while in there. Mustangs use 7.5s behind 302s and 4.6s with no problems. Nothing wrong with going to an 8.8, either. But a 7.5 will do fine. It works no problem with my 4.6. Or with my 289 350HP 94 Mustang.
Apparently, Ford Motor Company has a lower opinion of the 7.5 for the Ranger line, restricting its use to 4 cylinders and certain 3.0's only. All 4.0's and all 4x4's come with the 8.8 axle only. Even some 2WD 3.0 models use the 8.8 (Trailhead, Edge, Sport).
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Really...the 3.0 Sport has an 8.8? My 2.5L Sport obviously had a 7.5. I feel like I got ripped!
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Are you positive on the 7.5 in Mustang behind V8? I know the V6s got them, but I have never seen a V8 mustang with a 7.5". 302 or 4.6L.
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Really...the 3.0 Sport has an 8.8? My 2.5L Sport obviously had a 7.5. I feel like I got ripped!
The 2006/7 Edge equivalent has been renamed "Sport" and it has the 8.8 regardless of engine size.

Currently, the only Rangers equipped with the 7.5 are 2WD XL/XLT/STX with the 2.3 and 3.0 engines. All others come from the factory with the 8.8.
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Are you positive on the 7.5 in Mustang behind V8? I know the V6s got them, but I have never seen a V8 mustang with a 7.5". 302 or 4.6L.
The '79-'85 Mustangs had the 7.5". The 8.8 came out in '86.
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tmsoko, if you were asking me, yes, I am sure it is a 7.5. It wasn't originally a V8!
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Transfer Case options? is there any? I sorta hear somtimes a Exped Tcase will make u still have 2wd or 4wd selectable.. thats sorta what i want.. let me know any info !
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Yes, expedition / F150 case (4406) is the way to go.
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