ford ranger drivetrain swap?

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ford ranger drivetrain swap?

Postby text_missing - January 1st, 2017, 12:22 am

i was wondering if it would be possible to fit a ranger 2.3 and its tranny in a first gen escape by "massaging" the driveshaft tunnel and using the sock rearend. im mostly wondering if the 2.3 will fit north-south in the engine bay without pushing the firewall back, and would the duratec from a ranger would plug into the wiring harness on the escape the same as the stock motor, since they are the same engine
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Re: ford ranger drivetrain swap?

Postby text_missing - January 1st, 2017, 12:27 am

im also fully aware that i would need to make engine mounts, a tranny cross-member, an exhaust, a custom driveshaft, accommodations for the manual shifter, and the other stuff that comes with an engine swap
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Re: ford ranger drivetrain swap?

Postby Escape94 - January 1st, 2017, 12:36 pm

I think it'd be a challenge but if you're up for it, I'd say go ahead and try. Hopefully someone else will chime in on this
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Re: ford ranger drivetrain swap?

Postby Linna - January 1st, 2017, 12:50 pm

The Escape is based on a front wheel drive unibody sedan, the Ranger is a rear wheel drive body on frame pickup. To do what you want would be like converting from front wheel to rear wheel drive.
If this was easy to do, you should probably find videos from people who have done it in the past 16 years.
There's reasons that junkyards have lots of old Escapes with blown engines that get parted out instead of brought back to life.
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Re: ford ranger drivetrain swap?

Postby text_missing - January 4th, 2017, 11:51 am

if i ever get the money ill try it
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