Flywheel in 97' Ranger

Tiny
LILERIN08
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  • 1997 FORD RANGER
I have a 97' 4x4 4.0L automatic ranger. My old motor in my ranger had close to 200,000 miles on it, so my uncle took it out and put in a 97 explorer motor with 47,000 miles on it, in it. If im not mistaken its the same kind of motor and all, I dont know much about vehicles besides checking the oil and keeping gas in it. Since having this motor swap, we've had to replace 4 flyweels due to the fact that after about a week of being fixed, they break just around the center of the flywheel, where it bolts on. Do you know what could possibly be causing this to happen? Ive been told we could be putting the ranger starter on the explorer motor or that it could be we need to replace the bushings. Since im not sure what a bushing is im not sure where to start. We're going to take it to a local mechanic but, I was hoping to have some info. To tell him about my problem, with this being the only vehicle I have, help would be GREATLY appreciated. Even if you dont know exactly a suggestion would be great! :) Could you help me?
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Saturday, November 17th, 2007 AT 12:25 PM

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Tiny
BLACKOP555
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Did you say you are using a ranger starter for a explorer motor? If yes then CHANGE IT! That would be the problem I would say.
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Saturday, November 17th, 2007 AT 10:39 PM
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Fly wheel was replaced what about the spacer
its aluminum u have to replace that too
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Saturday, November 17th, 2007 AT 10:44 PM
Tiny
LILERIN08
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What spacer are you talking about? I thought you meant the shim but, im not so sure. My boyfriend told me to ask and find out. :) Please reply :)
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Sunday, November 18th, 2007 AT 12:16 AM

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