Jasper Engines Remanufactured Crate Engine and Transmission in an ’01 Ford Ranger Photo Gallery
Jim Smart –
Jul 21, 2017
Photo 1/29 | Crate Engine Transmission Jasper Lead
Photo 2/29 | 002 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | We’re working with an expired Ford 4.0L SOHC V-6, which is common in Ranger and Explorer trucks and some Mustang automobiles. This one managed to swallow a valve after more than 200,000 miles of operation. We’re going to show you how to get into a remanufactured engine and transmission from Jasper.
Photo 3/29 | 003 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | Begin your engine swap with a thorough cleaning with an engine degreaser like Simple Green or the like. A clean engine bay makes disassembly and removal easier. Wear latex gloves to protect your skin and eye protection. Did you remember to disconnect the battery?
Photo 4/29 | 004 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | Engine and transmission removal begin with the systematic removal of parts and photo documentation of this process. Images give you a reference for how things came apart and how they go back together. Parts should be carefully marked and stored. Keep disposable plastic containers for parts and mark them accordingly.
Photo 5/29 | 005 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | Store and document all parts as disassembly ensues. Never trust your memory. Photograph, document, and carefully store. Take note of what needs to be replaced and order it now.
Photo 6/29 | 006 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | Most of today’s trucks have a common multiplex plug that completely disconnects the engine electrically. There are typically two fuel lines—pressure and return—that must be disconnected. The cooling system should be drained and coolant properly disposed. While you’re underneath the truck, drain engine oil and transmission fluid.
Photo 7/29 | 007 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | With most of today’s trucks, you’re going to have to remove the intake manifold and related components to gain access to take out the engine. Keep track of all fasteners and put them in a marked container. Ford’s SOHC V-6 intake manifold calls for Torx fasteners. Front accessory dress must be removed, including the cooling fan, power steering pump, and radiator. Protect the air-conditioning compressor with a plywood board. Do everything possible to avoid disconnecting air-conditioning lines.
Photo 8/29 | 008 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | Special care must be given to connectors, which have become brittle over time due to heat and ozone. They’re expensive to replace, which calls for extreme caution.
Photo 9/29 | 009 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | With all engine and transmission connections handled and fluids drained, we’re ready to pull the engine.
Photo 10/29 | 010 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | This is the way Jasper delivers its remanufactured engines and transmissions to your door. Jasper arrived at our door with a lift truck downloading this crate and hauling it into our garage with a pallet jack.
Photo 11/29 | 011 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | Our Jasper remanufactured Ford 4.0L SOHC V-6 has been SIM tested, which involves an oil pressure check and listening for noise before shipment.
Photo 13/29 | 013 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | We decided to order a remanufactured 5R55 automatic overdrive from Jasper while we were performing long-overdue maintenance on the Ranger. Like the engine, it arrives on your doorstep ready for installation with a warranty.
Photo 14/29 | 014 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | Jasper provides engine and transmission crating. All you have to do is crate the old engine and transmission in these provided crates and call for pickup. Don’t forget to transfer parts from the expired engine and transmission. Check every detail.
Photo 15/29 | 015 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | Jasper offers nice options like this engine installation kit, which costs extra but is well worth it in time saved.
Photo 17/29 | 017 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | Items like the harmonic damper have to be transferred to the Jasper reman. Here, we’re removing the old engine’s damper for installation on the Jasper engine. The front crankshaft seal must be lubricated with engine oil or assembly lube and the damper carefully installed following the manufacturer’s specifications.
Photo 18/29 | 018 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | The flywheel or flexplate has to be transferred to the Jasper engine. Bolts get a dressing of thread locker and are torqued to specifications in crisscross fashion. The block plate has already been installed.
Photo 19/29 | 019 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | Pesky little items like valve covers have to be removed from the old engine, cleaned up, and fitted with new gaskets provided in the engine installation kit.
Photo 21/29 | 021 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | Items we don’t often think of, like exhaust manifolds, are not included with the Jasper engine. They have to be transferred to the Jasper reman. Jasper has included the exhaust manifold gaskets in the engine installation kit.
Photo 22/29 | 022 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | If you’ve had idle quality issues, look to engine electronics like this idle air control (IAC) solenoid. These guys get coked up and stick, which affects idle quality.
Photo 23/29 | 023 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | This is the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve, which should be replaced.
Photo 24/29 | 024 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | The water temperature sender and sensor are located in this coolant manifold, which is bolted to the intake manifold on the Ford SOHC V-6. They must be replaced.
Photo 25/29 | 025 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | Fuel injectors are a hot button item in any engine replacement. RC Fuel Injection can take your existing fuel injectors, clean them, flow-check them, and return them to you for a fraction of what new fuel injectors cost. Fuel injectors rarely wear out. Have them cleaned and checked. It’s that easy.
Photo 26/29 | 026 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | The engine and transmission are mated as shown. As long as you don’t disturb the torque converter, which has been installed by Jasper, uniting the engine and transmission should be easy.
Photo 27/29 | Crate Engine Transmission Jasper
Photo 28/29 | 028 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | We’re able to install both the engine and transmission by using an adjustable engine sling, which allows you to tip the engine and transmission so both will clear the radiator support. Your Jasper engine should come with a new radiator and other key support items. Break your Jasper engine in with the manufacturer’s recommended SAE-spec engine oil. Once break-in is complete in 1,000 miles, switch to a good synthetic oil and high-grade oil filter.
Photo 29/29 | 029 Crate Engine Transmission Jasper | The reason you purchase a remanufactured engine/transmission is the close attention to detail in the remanufacturing process, along with a strong warranty to back the product. Jasper has OEM-caliber production standards, hence the warranty.