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99 4.0 needs engine


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August 2, 2009
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Seneca South Carolina
Year, Model & Trim Level
1996 Exlporer
My daughters 99 XLS 4.0 has 260,000 miles on it and needs a head gasket. I have a 4.0 out of a 96 with 102,000 that runs great. Will it fit into the 99 ?

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97 was the first year of the 4.0 SOHC - if you have a 1996 V6 it's OHV and would require major effort (and lots of other parts from the donor vehicle) to install in a SOHC truck.

did you mean ;both are OHV?: were all confused

If they are both 4.0L ohv the long block will interchange