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easy drop in motor for 1996 mustang gt 4.6 automatic

I need to replace my motor in 19;6 mustang gt and I want to know what engine woupd be an easy drop in. Some have said that a 5.0 will fit others tell me that Ishould stick with a 96 motor. Any suggestions would be appreciated. And iI want to do as inexpensive as possible.

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Another 4.6 is your easiest option. Might as well go for a PI engine from a '99-'04 Mustang (or '01+ CrownVic/GrandMarquis/Towncar, except tgose with prior taxi or police svc history).



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All the usual bolt-on's /200 I6, C4

And a few Explorers too... 2008 4.0 XLT 4x2, 1996 XLT 5.0 4x2, 2003 Sport Trac XLT 4.0 4x4
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Ill look into one, but will all by other parts bolt right back on like the alternator, compressor,etc.
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Yes, installing a '99-'04 PI engine is pretty much a direct swap. There's a few little things to adapt, like I'm pretty sure you want to retain your fuel rails and related stuff and I think also your ignition setup, but the other 98.9% should just drop right in. Feel free to do a little searching around here, the subject has been covered lots of times in great detail much better than I could tell you.


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All the usual bolt-on's /200 I6, C4

And a few Explorers too... 2008 4.0 XLT 4x2, 1996 XLT 5.0 4x2, 2003 Sport Trac XLT 4.0 4x4
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Thanks for the help. I'm still trying to get used to the website. I'll try getting on it tomorrow from a computer. I think that might be easier.I
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