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Engine swap

J*Hood1977

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!997 Ford Explorer XLT
Hey whats up fellow Ford Guys? I have a 97 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 it has a 4.0 liter SOHC engine, auto trans with A.C it has power windows,locks,and seats. But it just got smashed up but the engine is good. I was thinking of buying an Explorer thats in immaculate shape but needs an engine. Its also a 97 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 it has a 4 liter SOHC engine but its screwed it has a auto trans but this one has i every option available in it, even rear climate control. would my engine work in the fully loaded explorer. In my explorer the vin # is 1FMDU34EOVUC36107 the other explorer that I want the vin number is 1FMDU34EOVUC02085 only the last five numbers are different. or is there any other way to find out if they would be a perfect swap
 




crazymind

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If they both are 97 with the 4.0 yes the only thing different from the two is all the options you described.
 




Common Cents

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Great find there.

You won't get a closer match than having the VINs match except for the last 5. Even the check digit matched on those, which is rare.

That should be a direct swap. There should be no differences at all (from the factory). That's as easy as it gets for engine replacements.
 




snoranger

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94 limited on 35's
Great find there.

You won't get a closer match than having the VINs match except for the last 5. Even the check digit matched on those, which is rare.

That should be a direct swap. There should be no differences at all (from the factory). That's as easy as it gets for engine replacements.

The only Vin character that matters is the "E" in the 8th position.
 




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