06-26-2011, 03:18 PM
I found a focus to replace my daughters wrecked one. It has 120k and a few issues with the engine and a trans code. I am thinking of just swapping engine and trans that way she'll have her drive train in the replacement car. Her old car has 76k on it with no issues and has had it since 40k with no issues. Question is how long will it take to remove the engine and trans? Are there any special tools needed to do this?
06-30-2011, 05:12 AM
WOW I would have thought someone would have posted a time frame by now.
07-06-2011, 12:00 PM
If you have the right tools and some mechanical know how it should take maybe a weekend if you do it by yourself.
07-07-2011, 01:06 PM
Are there any specialty tools needed? I have repaired my own vehicles in the past (never a fwd). I think I'm more than capable of getting it done. I also know every vehicle will have the little issues that will drive you nuts if you don't know how to take care of them.
07-07-2011, 01:35 PM
Make sure you have a full set of standard and metric wrenches and sockets, a set of torx bits, a shop manual, and a torque wrench.
Beer is optional, but highly recommended.