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help with posible mootr swap.

As some may have read from my post in the 4 banger section i have a 2.3d from an 01 ranger and i was wondering if anyone knew how hard it would be to wire it to swap it into an older truck. Thanks
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carry over the harness and the pcm, and you should be good to go.
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dont have either. didn't pull motor some else did and got rid of body. how hard would it be to get a new one and run the wires? I can wire a house and that's bout it. how hard is it compared to wiring a house? thanks
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You really need the harness and ecm, and the EVTM for that year.

Your looking at around 100 different colored wires.
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would any puture from 2001 for a 2.3d work, or would it have to be the one off the truck? Would a yard have the wiring harness, or would that be something I would have to order off line? And how hard is it to wire? thanks
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Computer and harness from a 2.3 should work. Just get a manual one.

Once you get those parts it should be only few wires needing power and ground. Again EVTM will help with that.

A junkyard or ebay should be good places for these parts.


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not ot sound stupic, because i know abreves for cars, but what is evtm? Thanks
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what would be a good year to get for the swap? thanks
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whats a mootr swap?
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it sounds sexual
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oh it is. its where u take the puter from one girl and put it into another girl and swap harnesses.
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what would be a good year for the swap? thanks
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Any year will be fine as long as the year you choose does not have PATS. (chipped keys)
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how close is a 2.5l to the 2.3d? thanks
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how close is a 2.5l to the 2.3d? thanks
As far as?
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bolting up. Will i need a new cross member fro the tranny. waht else will i need for the swap? thanks
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You never said what year your dropping this into.

The 2.3 has been around a very long time. A new croosmember may or may not be needed.

What engine do you have now?
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it is a 01 2.3 duratec. I have not found a truck, but it more than likely will be a 2.5.
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So you wanna go 2.3 turbo in a project truck?

This is my guess. Not really sure why you want to swap and engine in a truck you have yet to get.
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I have the 2.3 with 30xxx miles on it. I have yet to get a truck, because I was gonna see how hard a swap would be before it put money into it. Thanks
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Depending on what you get you may need a trans too. Your looking at a grand plus to do a swap.

Without the truck first its kinda hard to plan one and nail down cost and difficulty.

IMHO, look for a truck with a blown up 2.3. It will be a very straight forward swap. Mostly swap over wiring harness and fuel injection stuff. You might want to consider new accessories.
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I have the tranny with the 2.3 I have been looking for a truck with a blown 2.3 but cant find any. It is always wrecked truck with good 2.3 of I find high high mileage 2.3 but people want crazy amounts for them.
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