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Old 03-14-2009, 09:35 PM   #1
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I know this thread belongs here, although I did have the urge to stick it somewhere where it might get a little more attentions - but I wanted to stay on the good side of the moderators!

Some of you know, others don't, but I have been having syncro issues in first gear for a long time, and I finally have made the move to do something about it. I just drove from Seattle to Portland and picked up a new transmission (almost new) with 6,000 miles. Now the idea is to take out the old transmission and stick in the new. I've never done such a large task on the focus (any FWD cars) so I'm not too familiar with the way that things all come together, and what makes sense to replace while there.

What I'm looking for, is what should be inspected/replaced while the trans and the engine are separated? I don't plan to drop the thing 12,000 times like illinipo, who has seems to have done about everything to both autos, and manuals! So information regarding certain seals.. and what not to look at would be appreciated so I won't have to do this again later

*I assumed the clutch would be the most obvious, I just ordered a new SACHS clutch kit online, .. From what I have read about them, they seem to be just fine as long as there isn't any heavy modifications done...
This is the one I ordered ... http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/de...3-1704063.html

What else should be looked at? What else should be replaced!? let me get everything together and have it ready to go before I get my hands dirty


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Old 03-14-2009, 09:55 PM   #2
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SInce you are in there, might as well change the throw out berring. its only like $50 max. The throw out berring is a common problem with MTX-75, including me :(
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:10 PM   #3
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Yikes! I just actually had to cancel my order on the clutch, it seems that they had listed that clutch to work with the 2.0 but it is only supposed to work with the 2.3. It was supposed to come with a throwout bearing :(
.. So Now I don't have a clutch coming anymore. The only reason I went through with it was it was cheeeeeeap.. and I read on here SACHS was supposed to be pretty good. Ugh. A throwout bearing/ slave is 90 dollars itself!
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... But they aren't letting me cancel the order.. they say that it was their fault, and there "very sorry".. I have to "return" it to get back my money. That means waiting for it to come, be denied, shipped back before I can get my money that I NEED before I can look into others.

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.. Maybe I'll just get by with the clutch I have.. It seems just fine, no slips or noises..

Anyone know much about OEM slave cylinders / throw out bearings? The replacement Trans only has 6000k on it so the slave is still prob golden?
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Whenever you open that area up its good to replace the throwout berring. Like I said, that is a weak link in the MTX-75 trannys.
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:29 AM   #6
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The throw out bearing is the slave right? sorry, like i said, this my first time separating the trans and the engine on the focus.
What clutches are people running in their cars? 2.0 duratec specifically?
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In our cars, the slave cylinder and throwout berring is one assembly. So to answer your question, kinda. lol
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