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Old 12-23-2008
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can i get a newer 4-banger into a 94?

My dad's ranger just died and the engine is beyond repair (370,000km) so how hard would it be to put in a newer 2.3? is this an option?
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You can do it, but im sure it's quite a bit more work than just replacing it with either another 2.3L or a 2.5L (98-00).
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I would think it would fit. They all have the same frame.
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Not for the older rangers, 93-97 have a bit of a different frame up front.
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94 is obd 1. 96+ is obd 2. Lots of work to change
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But cant you just connect it up anyways, its basicly the same engine right? The obd1 just wont use all the sensors. ( I'm guessing)
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The 2.3L DOHC (Duratec) I4 used in the 2001+ Ranger is a totally different engine from the 2.3L SOHC (Lima) I4. I think you would have an issue putting in a 1996+ 2.3L Lima due to the sensors like mentioned above, somebody might chime in on that one..
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The 2.3L DOHC (Duratec) I4 used in the 2001+ Ranger is a totally different engine from the 2.3L SOHC (Lima) I4.
Oh, Didnt know that. I figured they were all the same
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well this sucks i figured it would be awesome to swap in an 02+ duratec

the 98+ 2.5 will go though, 5speedin2.3 has one, you cant pm him though cause he got banned some time back
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try searching yahoo and see if anyone has done a how to on a different forum or website.
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if it was me i'd try to find a 93 or 94 2.3 since they are pretty much the same. anything newer than 95 is different engine managment system.
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A Banned member has a 2.5L out of a 98-00 in his 1997 which was a 2.3L
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which are both obd-2 and basically the same exact engine. neither of which are obd-1 or a duratech.
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The 2.5L will only work with the 95-97 Rangers as fas as I know.
Ford changed the block on the obd2 Rangers.

Do a search, I'm sure you should be able to find my thread about it.
BTW my engine came out of a 99.
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welcome back
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