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Old 05-21-2012, 12:54 AM   #21
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Update 1, put in Exedy stage 1 clutch:

Exedy stage 1 clutch and flywheel install - 2004 ZX3 2.3L with MTX75

Update 2, removed the transmission AGAIN. Short story: Vibration noise led to believe trans was shot. Long story:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...46#post4175046

Having now taken the transmission out of this car 3 times I thought I'd post a few helpful things I've learned. The main tip is to loosen the crossmember until its about to fall out. I've read of people removing it but to do that you have to disconnect the steering rack.

I removed all but 1 bolt on the passenger side and it was loose, like 2 threads hanging



I removed all the bolts on the driver side (the bolts you see are for the A-arm, not holding the crossmember to the chassis)



This shows how far the crossmember drops away from the car



This shows how much the steering rack has moved down



Remove the tow hook thingy in the front on the drivers side



With the crossmember super loose you can push it towards the back of the car 3-4" which gives you a bunch more room to swing the transmission when removing and re-installing.

Also, in case you were wondering, the inside of your MTX75 looks like this



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Old 08-22-2013, 10:30 PM   #22
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So my friend accidentally pulled the tri ball thing apart, and i am unsure how to put it back together. Any help?
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Old 10-03-2015, 02:33 PM   #23
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No torque specs; gaaa! I gotta borrow someone's alldata login!
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Old 03-09-2017, 09:50 AM   #24
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Anyone know if replacing the clutch on a '00 is any different?
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Old 03-29-2017, 02:11 PM   #25
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Anyone know if replacing the clutch on a '00 is any different?
I skimmed it. It is substantially the same as my '04 zetec with mtx75 transmission.
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Nice post! this woulda been really helpful when i was doing it..

dropping the subframe a little definitely would have helped... but mine was absolutely frozen to the frame. makes the job way harder, but is still possible .

hate this repair job.. had to do it twice this summer because of a faulty slave cylinder going bad after the first clutch replacement . lots of hours and swearing for sure.
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