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2009 SOHC engine compatability

Flormat

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I am picking up a 2009 Explorer with a bad 4.0 engine. I have searched the forum and see that people have swapped Mustang 4.0engines but my real concern is what years are compatible with 2009 Explorers. A local junk yard told me only 2009 & 2010 engines are compatible.
Also there seems to be opposing opinions on whether the 4.0 SOHC is an interference engine, what is the reason for this?
 


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Flormat

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Thanks for the reply. Will my 2009 ECM / ECU work with other year engines? I suppose I can swap any sensors if the wire harness plugs don't match.
 




Tech By Trade

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You gotta strip it. swap your intake, sensors, injectors, and exhaust manifolds. Any 4.0l sohc engine from an explorer, sport trac, mustang, land rover, or ranger will work. Some don't have a balance shaft but that really doesn't make a difference. I was also told some mustangs had different injectors, so the ports on the heads are a bit different. Post 02 supposedly had some upgrades but they are still garbage as was proven by my 07. a word of advice, pull the valve covers on whatever you get and inspect the guides before you drop it in.
 




Flormat

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Thanks for your help
 




Explorer_PL

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So they used that 4.0 in Land Rovers as well ?
 








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