4.0 engine swap

Bj Howell

Asked by Feb 17, 2015 at 10:37 PM about the 1992 Ford Explorer

Question type: General

I have a 92 4x4 explorer automatic with the 4.0. Its got some rods
knocking pretty good. Today i was given a 91 ranger 5 speed 2x4 with the
4.0. I'm wanting to put the motor from the ranger into the explorer. Just
wondering if will be a easy swap? Thoughts please

4 Answers


You shouldn't have any problems withe basic engine, some of the componets might be different but you can just swap them over.

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The engine should swap easily. The pushrod engine was in both. The 4.0 SOHC was not offered until 99.

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Bj Howell

thanks guys. was thinking it was going to be straght forward. but didnt know going from a 2x4 to a 4x4. im just glad i didnt have to buy a motor.


It will match and it would be wise to have a haynes manual by hand. The haynes explains step by step how to and was very helpful to me when i changed my 2000 engine. Mrredtruck!

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