I have a 1993 ford explorer with a 4.0l ohv will a motor an trans. From a 1998 fit.

Asked by Jan 31, 2017 at 09:20 AM about the 1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Need to know if it would be
worth the headache

2 Answers


The motors (OHV) will work with no problem. The problem you will have is if any repairs have to be done down the line. The 4.0 V6 was modified about four times during it's lifetime. The last mod I believe covered from 1997 to 1999 or 2000. Heads, valves, lifters, etc were all changed during the course of the mods and are not interchangeable. Make sure if any engine work has to be done, you inform the dealership or mechanic what year 4.0 OHV engine you have.


Forgot. Check if any replacement or modifications to the PCM will be needed. Start first with counting the pinouts on the PCM for both engines. If you have more on the 98 PCM you will have to take that along with the engine. Goes for any additional sensors the newer vehicle may have.

Your Answer

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition
437 Great Deals out of 20,029 listings starting at $2,995
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
835 Great Deals out of 73,542 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
646 Great Deals out of 37,897 listings starting at $695
Used Ford F-150
2,535 Great Deals out of 221,934 listings starting at $1,222
Used Dodge Durango
228 Great Deals out of 24,511 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
322 Great Deals out of 30,368 listings starting at $2,500
Used Nissan Pathfinder
324 Great Deals out of 22,286 listings starting at $1,988
Used GMC Yukon
378 Great Deals out of 18,667 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Explorer For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 33,871 listings starting at $23,218
2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
129 Great Deals out of 8,223 listings starting at $17,495
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
129 Great Deals out of 3,901 listings starting at $12,500
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
324 Great Deals out of 6,941 listings starting at $9,500
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
140 Great Deals out of 3,270 listings starting at $9,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.