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Old 09-13-2007, 03:04 PM   #1
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Question Automatic to 5-speed?

Hey everyone! I have a '05 ZX4 SE with the automatic transmission (and I hate it). Got the car from a elder member of the family that didnt need a 5 speed but anyway.....

I think about having a 5 speed all the time so i thought id ask what it would take swap the auto trans for a manual. Where would be the best place to get the parts and how would you go about switching them around? or is it not even worth the trouble to try and switch over to a 5 speed?

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It's a little bit difficult. I know Mike (b16sir1991) on here has apparently done it and is experienced with the swap. But it's a fairly intensive process that involves swapping out the main wire harness and ecu. I think the transmissions are still the same, but the bell housing is different and will not bolt up to the Duratec engines if you come across a Zetec one.

Send him a PM if you want to know the details but it's a little expensive and takes a little while. I'm actually not sure if anyone has done it on a 05-up Focus.
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I can do the swap, it is slightly labor intensive but can be done in a weekend, but if i were to do it, i would rather have it for two weekends and the week in between. I can supply all the parts new except the trans and that way you would at least have a 12/12 warranty on the parts.
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I figured it might be a pretty intense project. Where would be the best place to get a 5 speed trans, new or used? salvage yard? or offline somewhere?
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You might want to check http://car-part.com/
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I'm Looking to do the same on my 2002 zx5 =) Any info is much appreciated. Let's stay on this topic ppl. I have the funds and love my FoFo. =)
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You might want to check http://car-part.com/
checked out that website and found alot of nice transmissions. This project seems more realistic then i thought. time to save, save, save, save so i can get this done!!!!!!
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Probably be cheaper to sell the car and get one with a manual.
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I know a 16 year old that changed his automatic Volvo to a 5 speed in a weekend, I say go for it if your dedicated. Personally I'd just sell it and get a manual Focus or just keep mine like it is.
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Haha look at the above post ^^^^ (manual) 2002 zx5 I hate you =(
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