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I'm sure theres ways around that, just grab the part of the harness for the 4x4 stuff and the shift light. I don't think 04 Edge used the harness at all, just wired everything up by hand.


he didnt need a harness, he did a manual transfer case
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Ah thats right
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Honestly it would be much easier to do a manual transfer case. Your truck is an auto correct? If so you don't have to worry about any of the t-case shifter bosses as the autos all had them. You wouldn't have to worry about any wiring harnesses and making the 4wd lights work is cake with the manual case. Your only drawback would be the loss of your console, but I would trade a center console for 4x4 any day, especially when it comes with the reliability of the manual shift transfer case. Although its your truck and your decision on the best approach for something like that. I have no experience making an electric shift case work properly, although it seemed a bit complicated for my liking when Griggs did it.

Also as far as what parts you can use. Keep in mind 95-01 explorers also used the same drivetrain parts as 2001-up rangers. When I did my swap I actually used the wheel bearing units from a 99 explorer. Also explorers never used the PVH setup like rangers did so you wouldnt have to worry about the wheel bearings being the correct ones or not. Instead they randomly used a CAD (center axle disconnect) on the axle itself, which you would avoid for sure. Not all of them had that though.

Also on my swap the only interior parts I needed were the shifters/boots for the manual case setup. And I didn't need any engine parts whatsoever. Although on 04-up trucks I believe you will need the ABS module for a 4x4. On my '03 the ABS funtions normally without changing the module.
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Thanks im going to look at 3 more tomorrow found a 05 XLT 4wd hoping it is good and not pricey

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Honestly it would be much easier to do a manual transfer case. Your truck is an auto correct? If so you don't have to worry about any of the t-case shifter bosses as the autos all had them. You wouldn't have to worry about any wiring harnesses and making the 4wd lights work is cake with the manual case. Your only drawback would be the loss of your console, but I would trade a center console for 4x4 any day, especially when it comes with the reliability of the manual shift transfer case. Although its your truck and your decision on the best approach for something like that. I have no experience making an electric shift case work properly, although it seemed a bit complicated for my liking when Griggs did it.

Also as far as what parts you can use. Keep in mind 95-01 explorers also used the same drivetrain parts as 2001-up rangers. When I did my swap I actually used the wheel bearing units from a 99 explorer. Also explorers never used the PVH setup like rangers did so you wouldnt have to worry about the wheel bearings being the correct ones or not. Instead they randomly used a CAD (center axle disconnect) on the axle itself, which you would avoid for sure. Not all of them had that though.

Also on my swap the only interior parts I needed were the shifters/boots for the manual case setup. And I didn't need any engine parts whatsoever. Although on 04-up trucks I believe you will need the ABS module for a 4x4. On my '03 the ABS funtions normally without changing the module.
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Found a
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4.0 65,??? miles Engine seized
Body and bed are not good. frame and everything else close to mint.

If I was to take my engine transmission and body/bed off and set it onto that frame.

Would I then have to use that computer or would I have to use my computer and get it flashed or something?
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As long as your truck is a 4.0 automatic you can just use your computer. You will need the 4wd trans but its easy to swap frames.
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As long as your truck is a 4.0 automatic you can just use your computer. You will need the 4wd trans but its easy to swap frames.
Ya my truck is identical to this one 4.0 auto Other than the color of the body
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I would be interested in those front fenders.


as for the interior just like posted above the wireing and the switch. the bulb should already be in the dash and you can jsut wire it up. if its not you will need an 04+ cluster to get the 4wd light.
nah my 99 cluster has it in my 2wd truck, i noticed it in there the other day when it was sunny ... along with a cruise control light haha
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