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Old 06-02-2009, 07:50 PM   #1
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Question Another Trans Question, Interchange issue?

I need to replace the trans in my 2004 focus. Its a 2.3 (z) automatic. What other years will fit this car. I found quiet a few transmission for 2.0 's , but not many for the 2.3.. Can anyone tell me what others will interchange. Thanks


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Old 07-01-2009, 01:25 AM   #2
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I have the same question concerning my 2004 focus zx3 2.3 liter. My reverse and first year does not work....wondering if a 2.0 will fit
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I'm going to move this to Engine and Transmission Swaps.

From what I understand, the later model transmissions will work. The bellhousing is the difference between Zetec and Duratec transmissions. I would make measurements across the bolts using a fabric measuring tape as well as note the number of bolts. That should keep you from getting the wrong transmission. In 04, the transmission was beefed up to handle the extra power from what I understand, and that was applied to all later transmissions.

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In 04, the transmission was beefed up to handle the extra power from what I understand, and that was applied to all later transmissions.
Not beefed up just received a lower final drive 3.41, in no way is it stronger.
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Thanks-you for the info
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:15 AM   #6
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Can anyone recommend a good supplier for remanufactured automatic transmission for 2.3 liter engine/zx3? I am located in los angeles california. Thanks for any info!
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