Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Could i put my thunderbird engine in a 97 toyota 4runner?

asked by on

Could i put my thunderbird engine in a 97 toyota 4runner?

My car has 180 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

No, you can’t put a Thunderbird engine in your 4Runner. I mean I suppose anything is possible with enough money, but you would need to run the ford transmission as well, or make an adapter plate and find a way to connect the torque converter. For how much it would cost to modify the engine mounts, transmission mounts, driveshaft, exhaust system, engine bay, wiring, computers and everything else that would be needed, you could buy a much newer, nicer 4Runner, and then you wouldn’t be removing legendary Toyota reliability and replacing it with a Ford engine of questionable quality. If you decide to buy a different car, I would suggest having a pre-purchase inspection performed before making any buying decisions.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: 1993 Ford F150 4.9 straight 6 fuel pump keeps running, won't start, replaced relay and fuel pressure regulator, still having the same problem

Hi, thanks for writing in. You need to have the fuel pressure checked to see if the pressure is low. The fuel pump inlet screen may be getting clogged causing the pressure to drop off but the pump will continue...

Q: Are the two ignition modules interchangeable?

The two modules should have a part number clearly indicated on the top, if they are the same, then the modules are interchangeable. If there is a suffix A or B or something like that at the end, there may...

Q: Brake pedal is going almost to the floor

One of the most common causes of the brake pedal going to the floor is a loss of brake fluid. Generally, this is easy to detect due to the fact that there is usually brake fluid leaking on the ground...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.