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8-Cylinder Tech If you are one of the few with a V8 engine in your Ranger, or if you dream of a Ranger with a V8 engine, this is the sub-forum for you.

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In 98~2001 Ex, the PATS Module is hidden slightly forward and above the PS airbag.
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just got a transmission from a 1996 ford explorer
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there is a good chance you are going to have issues with that trans if you are still running the 99 computer. The harness is wired differently. I used to have the diagrams until my laptop died on me. I found it all on serious explorations though (I know another forum.......)
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I do have a 97 computer too
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its not the computer so much has the plugs itself. If you use a 98+ harness it needs repinned for the 97 and older trans and vice versa. I run a 2000 trans with a 97 computer/harness and had serious issues till I found out the difference
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When I got the transmission he give me the motor wire harness too
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Well I found me a complete 1998.
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update im getting a complete 1998 mercury mountaineer that runs and drives this Saturday for 1k
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It rained Saturday and Sunday. Hopefully I can start on it next weekend. It has 285,000 miles on it. I may use the other motor with 80,000
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Finally got it to the house
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Got the motor out
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More progress
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Whatever happened here? Did you finish it and forget to update us?
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I used to have the diagrams until my laptop died on me.
Backup, backup, backup !

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just got a transmission from a 1996 ford explorer
Auto then... I thought you might be going manual with the 205 T/C.

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Whatever happened here? Did you finish it and forget to update us?
Everything in time grasshopper !
Do it right the first time, is the main thing.
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Motor is in
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Great !
I wish I could even get there.
Maybe I can find someone out here to do it for me... lol !

Good Luck with the project.
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everything is in the truck but I cant get it to crank I don't even hear the starter the setup I went with is the 97 explorer tran and 99 explorer motor , 97 explorer ecm
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Final got it crank I put the yellow wire to the + of the battery
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drove it down the road but now the transmission wont shift I heard the transmission was not getting any power. I used the 1999 motor harness I heard that was the problem. I have the 1997 harness but its missing some plugs . I need some help with putting a 1997 harness on a 1999 motor
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