07-09-2011, 06:28 PM
Hey guys, thinking about changing from auto to manual. Wondering if I can use the gearbox from the Mazda 3 in my 2001 ZX5? If so, what would be the difficulties with changing from auto to manual? (What are the difficulties with a transmission swap in general?)
07-09-2011, 09:45 PM
The Mazda 3 doesnt use an MTX-75. It uses a mazda gearbox which wont mate to a ford Zetec motor.
07-10-2011, 01:14 AM
Darn. Any idea of what other gearboxes might work? Difficulty is finding the ford gearbox where I live. Most focuses here are auto and going to the dealer, to pay outrageous prices is out of the question.
07-11-2011, 07:11 PM
Just use one from another focus. Its guaranteed to fit properly.