What engines are interchangeable?


Asked by Jun 25, 2015 at 01:39 PM about the 2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Two engines were offered that year. The v8 and the 4.0 V6.

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I know that but what 4.6l engines out of other vehicles can i replace the 4.6l engine out of my 03 explorer with?

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Check the 8th digit of your vin and the letter (engine) is probably listed as "W". This engine was used in the 03-04-and 05 models. Take note though I purchased a 2000 V6 explorer new which was suppose to come with the 4.0 V6 SOHC engine. A year of so later I was doing some minor work and noticed I had the old 4.0 pushrod engine in the vehicle. I immediately check with Ford and learned some leftover engines from model year 1999, which used both V6 engines, were installed in the 2000 model. I was instructed to check the engine code with the vin. Sure enough the code was for the older engine. Using an engine with the same engine code should work.

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My 8th digit is an e

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My 8-digit is an e

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My eighth digit is a 5

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

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Is a '96 4.6l V8 compatible with the 96 explore that has a 4.0l in it?

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will a 97 ford explorer engine fit in a 05 ford explorer 8th digit vin number k

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What interchange with the ford freestyle 4.0

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Would a 1998 5.o 302 moter fit in a 2003 ford explorer.

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will a ba boss xr8 motor fit in for explorer

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Can I put my 1988 Chevy S10 2.2 moter an transmission into my 2005 Ford explorer _4.0

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Can I put any type of Toyota engins and transmission in my Ford explorer 2008??

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Will a 2000 ford explorer interchange with 1997 ford ranger

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What year engine will exchange with a 2002 ford explore 4.6 v8

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Will a 02 ford explorer 4.6 motor fit in a 98 ford expedition

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Will a motor or of a Ford expedition 2001 model for in a 2006 Ford explorer 4.0,l

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Bri - No. The Expedition has a V8, not a 4.0.


Will the transmission from a 2001 ford explorer 4.0 v6 2wd auto fit my 2003 ford explorer sport trac 4.0 v6 2wd auto

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Will a 1998 ford explorer sport 4x4 4.0 engine work in a 2001 ford ranger?

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you can put any motor into any car. As for ease of bolt in you should keep to what was offered in the line up. Now lets say you want to keep the explorer but want better MPG. you 'could' take a 4 banger from a ranger (take the computer, and all the guts with it) and bolt it right into an Explorer, throw in the stick shift tranny. Grab the rear end for parts (if you have the solid axle in the explorer), seats from the ranger. Most of the guts from a ranger will interchange. 03-04 they began to make some changes to the Explorer shifting away from the Ranger platform. But many Ranger v-8s I have seen were taken from Explorers. But over the years I have seen crazy stuff done to retrofit things into cars. rwd 428 ford escort, 4 cyl full size caddy, 4x4 pinto and vega on a bronco frames. If you want to do these types of thing you better have the know how to do yourself or deep pockets to pay someone to do it for you. I really liked the low rider Explorer I saw with a 390 fe motor built for a drag racing but streetable application. He had to cut the firewall and redo some of the cabin floor and firewall.

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