Motor swap


Asked by Mar 18, 2017 at 11:13 AM about the 2002 Ford Explorer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Will a ford explorer 4.0 2005 motor fit in a 4.0
2002. Vin number 8th digit E

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The engine will swap. Do some checking first. The 4.0 SOHC engine went through at least six revisions during its lifetime. Internal parts from one generation will not necessarily work in succeeding engines. Make sure the 2002 engine is of the same generation. You can check on the Motorcraft Web page under remanufacturered engines. They will list the years covered by a particular engine generation.

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