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Hey everyone, I have a 2004 Ranger Edge with the 3.0L V6 - 5 speed transmission. Someone has offered to sell me a 4.0L SOHC engine. Can anyone tell me if the swap is possible, and if so, what do I need to make it work? I'm new to this and I could really use the help.
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sure will work, need a different tranny i do believe to handle the extra power but im not 100%, mounts may be different, should be a pretty straight forward install but again im not too familiar with what electronic issues you would have to get it running but just wait someone will def fill in the blanks......


welcome by the way and dont hate the 3.0 its a good engine
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Thanks. I like the 3.0 but I alreAdy have another car to drive everyday so the truck is like my project. I think ill raise it and do this swap. Larger tires and all that. But I'd like to get the swap done first.
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well if you have another car why not 5.0 swap? its about the same amount of work, still have to change the tranny and it fits right in there, you do have the electronics to deal with though.....
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after 01 or 02 the 5.0 swap isnt as feasible with the wiring involved not that it couldnt be done, but it would never pass a ref or smog check and would be a considerably bigger pia. the 4.0 should drop in and bolt right up to your trans. you'd need a ecu and the harness for the motor but should be mostly plug and play.
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Hey everyone, I have a 2004 Ranger Edge with the 3.0L V6 - 5 speed transmission. Someone has offered to sell me a 4.0L SOHC engine. Can anyone tell me if the swap is possible, and if so, what do I need to make it work? I'm new to this and I could really use the help.
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Sure, It's possible, but it's A LOT of work and you're gonna need a lot more than the engine. I highly recommend finding a 2004 + doner truck for this swap like I did. Do you have a 2WD or a 4X4. You should check out my project threads ... most of my post is about replacing the my 2004 3.weak with a 2004 4.0 SOHC.

Good Luck!
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your 3.0 trans will hold up to the 4.0. But dont jump to 5.0 without serious mods
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