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I have a 87 ranger with a 2.0L carburated was wanting to put a 1988 fuel injected 4 cyl motor in how much different is the wireing, would it be better to change out the whole harness. Thanks Todd

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Well are you sticking with the 2.0? If so it will still be carburated if its a different motor its going to be fuel injected and you'll need the whole wiring harness and computer.
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The motor that is in the truck is a 1987 2.0 carburated. I want to put a 1988 fuel injected motor in.They are both 4 cyl motors . Also will the transmission be the same they both have 5 speeds. Thanks Todd
The reason i'm changing motors the # 4 cly. is dead. Fire through the plug but if you pull #4 wire it don't change the way it runs.
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So im assuming your wanting to put a 2.3 in? But yeh if your switching to fuel injection your going to need the whole wiring harness and comuter. It would probally be best to just stay Carbed. Put a Carbed 302 in there :)
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The motor that is in the truck is a 1987 2.0 carburated. I want to put a 1988 fuel injected motor in.They are both 4 cyl motors . Also will the transmission be the same they both have 5 speeds. Thanks Todd
The reason i'm changing motors the # 4 cly. is dead. Fire through the plug but if you pull #4 wire it don't change the way it runs.
the transmissions are the same you'll have to swap the wireing if you have a complet donor vechicle it should be pretty straight foward or you coulds put your top end on a 2.3 and stay carbed
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I would love to put 302 in it maybe down the road.
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I'm getting a donor it runs good but the trannys out. Mine has a lot better body & the short bed. Thanks for the help.I put some pictures of my truck on the site.
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So will the intake from the 2.0 fit on the 2.3?
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yep the intake will fit the 2.3 head. i've got a buddy that has a 2.3 head on a 2.0 w/ a holley 4 barrel on it and that damn thing will scream to 6k pretty fast he wont tell me what cam hes got or where to get a aftermarket cam for 1
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Going to get the donor truck this saturday. taking out my 2.0 carburated & replacing it with the 2.3 fuel injected motor, Also putting the interior out of the donor in mine it's in a lot better shape. May make a trailer of the back half of the truck. Put the rest in the shed for parts if i ever need them.
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Went & got the truck, I think it woul be a lot less work to put my tranny in the donor. Will the 5 spd off the 2.0 bolt up to the 2.3. 2.0 is a 1987 the 2.3 is a 1988. does anyone know what years i could use the truck is a 88 with a 2.3 need a 5spd. Thanks Todd

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