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Old 04-24-2008
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Engine swap compatability

My 2000 Ranger 4x4 just recently had a catastrophic engine failure. The original engine was a 3.0 liter V-6 and I am looking to replace the engine with a junkyard motor. I can find 3.0 liters in Tauruses and 4.0 liters in Explorers but I cannot find any wrecked 2000 Rangers with the 3.0 liter in them. I was told the Taurus 3.0 would not work due to being a front drive and would have different engine mounts but it seems that would only require changing engine mounts. Anyway, I need knowledgable help.

What years and models of Ford vehicles would have an engine compatible with my Ranger which is a 2000 4x4 with automatic?
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Old 04-24-2008
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check on here.


im sure theres a few yards somewhat close to you that has what you need.
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Old 04-24-2008
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the 4.0 Explorer motor should fit but if i was you i would use a 5.0 Explorer motor
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Old 04-24-2008
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you want to find a ranger 3.0. doing a 4.0 swap will requirer and doner truck.

you will also have to change your transmission
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