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Old 01-29-2017, 08:01 PM
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Default Mazda Ranger 3.0L engine swap

I have the opportunity to buy a 1998 4x4 Mazda B3000 with a blown engine for a good price. I have a beat up, rusted out 1993 Ranger with a good 3.0L engine. Does anyone know with any certainty if the Ranger engine will work in the Mazda? If it will work, do I need to use the Ranger computer?
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:59 PM
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I have the same truck with a seized engine. Can I use a Ranger engine as a replacement. It has a column shift. Thank you for any advice in this area.
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:33 PM
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i did buy the truck. My 93 engine would not work. Compatibility runs from 93 to 97 and 98 to 2001. My Mazda is a 98. I found an engine from a 01 ranger and it worked fine. Had to use the motor mounts and exhaust manifolds from old engine because the donor engine was from a 2wd and my Mazda is 4x4. Also had to use the fuel injectors and a couple of sensors from the blown engine because the connectors didn't match. Check the 8th digit of the vin number. It will either be a U or a V. Make sure they match. It will make things much easier on you. If the transmissions are different, you will have to use the flywheel from the original engine as well and use the original PCM (computer). Also, you cannot switch from a 3.0 to a 4.0 and vice versa easily. You'd have to change transmission, computer and everything. Keep same engine size. Good luck.
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