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Asked by Dec 20, 2015 at 01:56 PM about the 1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Will the engine from a 1998 Ford Explorer
fit into a 2003 ford ranger

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6,765

It will fit but a lot of the design had changed from 98 to 03 making it impractical to do.

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82,835

You will probably never pass smog inspection after the swap.

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6,765

FoR, I am in Alabama wit is this smog you speak of. HAHA

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54,475

Same here in Kansas, we don't have smog.

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I choose Earthquakes over tornadoes being in Calif, but I am in Calif 50 miles from the second most polluted city in the US, By Year Round Particle Pollution - Home wood-burning fireplaces are illegal -- http://www.stateoftheair.org/2015/city-rankings/most-polluted-cities.html but 5000' above without a hint of smog.

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54,475

Oklahoma, nearby has more earthquakes than Californis. I do NOT like earthquakes.

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20,800

Your 98 explorer, if a 6 cylinder, is an OHV engine (push rod type) The 4.0 in the 2003 is a SOHC engine. If they bolt up you are going to have some problems with the PCM, etc. Electronically speaking, it is not going to be a simple "drop-in". And you definitely will not pass a state emission test, if your state has one.

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