Can I put a 4.0 from a 97 ranger in an 02 ranger?

Asked by Guru63RQC Apr 08, 2020 at 07:41 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 ford ranger xl 4.0 with a blown engine
with a 97 ranger 4.0 work in the 2002

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Adaptation isn't what it used to be. With today's computers and sensors, if you have the same model year and the same basic platform, the engines would have been manufactured the same. All components, including electrical and engine control would be the same. Accessories might differ, but you would be keeping those that came with the receiving car: air conditioning, cruise control, etc. Replacing an engine with one from a different year or a different platform would entail some modifications or wire harness supplements to work.

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