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Old 03-16-2009, 09:26 PM   #1
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Motor Replacement Help

I need to replace the 2.0 DOHC in my 2001 Focus, I have never done motor work other than a thermostat & housing.

I have a manual - the new motor has 10,000 on it, and is from an auto - Anything need to be switched over?

Sub-Frame, does it need to be dropped?

I have air compressor, pneumatic tools, floor jacks, engine puller, jack stands, sockets sets and so forth anything else I need?


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If all you have done is a thermostat & housing I would really think about doing it yourself. It is a ton of work.

But if you are gonna then you will need to swap the manual on to the new motor.
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Sensors or Wiring need to be swapped?

I know I am swapping the transmission of coarse.

Your in Kansas, I'll pay ya to swap the motor and keep the old one!!

does the sub frame need to be removed? I have removed motors before, just not something with a subframe that needed to be removed...
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i could be wrong but isn't the only thing u to to swap the engine over to an MTX is the flywhere??
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Sensors or Wiring need to be swapped?

I know I am swapping the transmission of coarse.

Your in Kansas, I'll pay ya to swap the motor and keep the old one!!

does the sub frame need to be removed? I have removed motors before, just not something with a subframe that needed to be removed...
If it is the same motor then I do not believe that any of the wires will need swapped over. You will have to take off the front clip for sure.

Sure I live in Kansas but I don't anywhere enough to do this.

Go check out the midwest crew.
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Anyone know anything about removing the sub frame? I have seen it done with the front clip on..
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Make sure you switch out the crank sensor housing. It is on the back of the motor, and can only be changed with the transmission off of the motor. They are different between auto and manual.
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Thanks to all those who have helped, I am looking for an answer now on removing the motor and replacing, do I need to pull the sub frame, or can I pull it like my 98monte carlo right out the top?>
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as long as you remove all of the bolts from the block and bell housing, it should come right out of the top of the engine bay. Go slow on pulling it to make sure all connections have been taken care of. Label EVERYTHING!

Might be a good time to change the clutch and flywheel, and master cylinder since you have it apart.....
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i just swapped an auto out the top and its one of the easier ones i have done. Easily a 1 person job with an automatic. You wont have to worry since you have a manual trans but with my auto i found it much easier to drop the iol pna connected to that aluminum spacer that bolts to the block, it made it 1 million times esaier to line up the tc and get the nuts back on. I was able to bolt it back up leaning into the engine bay.
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