Swapping a 1999 4.0 liter ford ranger into a 2002 ford explorer - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Discussion General discussion of Ford vehicles not pertaining to the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-22-2017
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Chetek,Wi
Posts: 1
Swapping a 1999 4.0 liter ford ranger into a 2002 ford explorer

Can anyone tell me if it's possible to put a 99 4.0 liter ford ranger into a 2002 ford explorer?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-22-2017
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 7,458
Welcome to the forum

I assume you mean 4.0l Ranger engine into a 2002 Explorer engine bay, lol

Joking


1999 Ranger had the 4.0l OHV engine
2002 explorer had a V8 or a 4.0l SOHC engine, so different engines

4.0l OHV engine was more reliable but had 45 less horse power, 160hp compared to 205HP for the SOHC

Assume 2002 has a 4.0l SOHC engine, you would need to swap the 1999 computer and engine wiring harness into the 2002 to run the 4.0l OHV engine
Which would present a few problems with speed sensor and PATS(passive anti-theft system)

2002 automatic trans would bolt to the 4.0l OHV but would need to be the same model of trans as the 1999, an automatic, 5R55, so 1999 computer can control it

So while you CAN do this swap, IMO it would not be a good swap, i.e. lots of work for less power

The 4.0l SOHC engine was also very reliable once Ford got the new tensioner/timing chain design in place, 2004 ish time frame, so 2005 and up used SOHC would be a safe bet, well as safe as any used engine can be, lol.

Last edited by RonD; 05-22-2017 at 02:27 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Swapping seats from a 2006 into a 2001 and vise versa Thefutur Interior Semi-Tech 4 05-10-2016 01:50 PM
Need clarification: Looking into possilbe swapping a SOHC into my 98 Sonic04Edge 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 8 08-05-2011 09:24 PM
simple question about swapping a 02 Duratec into a 99 Mudbuggy SOHC - 2.3L & 2.5L Lima Engines 0 10-25-2010 09:13 PM
swapping early 90's explorer parts into 93 ranger 93rangerXLT4x4 Suspension Tech 1 08-12-2009 11:01 PM
Ranger gears into swap into D4 explorer axle? pushnf8 Drivetrain Tech 7 03-12-2008 09:06 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:33 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.