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

83,235

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

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

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

83,235

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 of 1 people found this 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.

83,235

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 of 1 people found this helpful.

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

83,235

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

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ranger

Looking for a Used Ranger in your area?

CarGurus has 321 nationwide Ranger listings starting at $2,900.

Postal Code:

Ford Ranger Experts

  • #1
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,450
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    900
  • #3
    Tracy Hooks
    Reputation
    860
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
656 Great Deals out of 13,657 listings starting at $3,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
41 Great Deals out of 1,143 listings starting at $7,950
Used Nissan Frontier
34 Great Deals out of 591 listings starting at $4,995
Used Chevrolet S-10
12 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
183 Great Deals out of 11,606 listings starting at $1,700
Used Dodge Dakota
10 Great Deals out of 139 listings starting at $2,900
Used Dodge Ram 1500
50 Great Deals out of 504 listings starting at $3,488
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
5 Great Deals out of 64 listings starting at $1,800
Used Jeep Wrangler
110 Great Deals out of 2,163 listings starting at $3,990
Used GMC Sierra 1500
250 Great Deals out of 11,526 listings starting at $399
Used Ford Mustang
15 Great Deals out of 1,153 listings starting at $4,500
Used Toyota Tundra
49 Great Deals out of 1,416 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
34 Great Deals out of 977 listings starting at $2,475

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Ranger For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 60 listings starting at $3,900
2010 Ford Ranger For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 52 listings starting at $4,995
2009 Ford Ranger For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 34 listings starting at $7,850
2008 Ford Ranger For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 84 listings starting at $3,000
2007 Ford Ranger For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 44 listings starting at $4,300

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.