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Will 2003 4.0 fit in a 2000?

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by bluestream1, February 28, 2010.

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    1. bluestream1

      bluestream1 Active Member

      November 9, 2005
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      Waterloo Ontario
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2000 XLT 4.0 SOHC 4X4
      I have a chance to buy a complete low miles 4.0 SOHC engine/transmission/transfer case for vey low dollars. If it will fit in my 2000, I will buy it for a spare.

      Any issues here?
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    3. 2000StreetRod

      2000StreetRod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      May 26, 2009
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      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      00 Sport FI,03 Limited V8
      Long block only

      From what I've read on the forum (but don't know first hand) only the long block on the engine will be the same. The intake manifold, throttle body, etc. will be entirely different. I believe the transmission/transfer case will be transferable. It sounds like an excellent opportunity. I'm in the process right now of pulling my engine to replace my timing chains.

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