2000ford ranger 3.0 motor swap

Asked by Nov 05, 2016 at 04:59 PM about the 2000 Ford Ranger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Can I take a 3.0 motor out of a 2000
ford ranger 4x4 truck and put it into
a 2000 ford ranger 2wd ? Both
trucks had the 3.0 v6 motor but the
2wd has a blown motor. The first
problem I found was the motor
mounts were different...

8 Answers

40,625

Can you exchange the motor mounts or is the motor mount location on the block different?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Yes,i was able to change the mounts...but the motor is still about an inch off from mounting up to transmission. :(

40,625

I can't really imagine that the motor mount locations on the engine blocks are different. Is it possible that you reversed the motor mounts or that there is an issue with the transmission mount?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Wondering what other differences I will come across....it might be the flywheel holding me up now. Gonna put the 2wd fly wheel on it..hopefully that works

It wasn't the location that was different . The motor mount brackets were different.

40,625

Do you have a clutch alignment tool? If the clutch is off a little then the pilot shaft on the transmission can't go all the way in.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I'm a back yard mechanic and haven't swapped motors in 20 years, I'll have to look into that .thanks

40,625

It is a plastic duplicate of the transmission input shaft and it will make your job sooooo much easier.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Ranger

Looking for a Used Ranger in your area?

CarGurus has 278 nationwide Ranger listings starting at $1,995.

Postal Code:

Search Ford Ranger Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Ford Ranger Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,400
#2 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,160
#3 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 730
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
352 Great Deals out of 6,465 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
28 Great Deals out of 621 listings starting at $4,999
Used Nissan Frontier
23 Great Deals out of 285 listings starting at $4,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
121 Great Deals out of 5,408 listings starting at $1,593
Used Dodge Dakota
16 Great Deals out of 167 listings starting at $3,089
Used Dodge Ram 1500
65 Great Deals out of 447 listings starting at $2,900
Used Jeep Wrangler
133 Great Deals out of 1,072 listings starting at $3,495
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
58 listings starting at $2,000
Used GMC Sierra 1500
153 Great Deals out of 6,518 listings starting at $4,699
Used Ford Mustang
8 Great Deals out of 844 listings starting at $4,000
Used Toyota Tundra
27 Great Deals out of 677 listings starting at $7,995
Used Ford Explorer
20 Great Deals out of 892 listings starting at $2,995

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Ranger For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 52 listings starting at $6,300
2010 Ford Ranger For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 52 listings starting at $5,444
2009 Ford Ranger For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 55 listings starting at $5,995
2008 Ford Ranger For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 50 listings starting at $2,000
2007 Ford Ranger For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 25 listings starting at $2,500