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1stCarFocus 09-23-2012 05:51 PM

Manual transaxle swap using donor car?
I have a 2000 Focus SE wagon with an auto transaxle, and I want one with a manual transaxle. How hard/expensive would it be to swap the transaxle from an automatic to a manual, if I can find an identical model (from a junkyard, used, etc.) that has the whole transaxle system in good shape? What tools would I need? Would it need to be an identical model, or would I just need to get one with the same engine type?

1stCarFocus 09-24-2012 03:33 PM

My brother just told me he is considering getting a Focus, but he wants an automatic, so I'm trying to convince him to get a manual and swap the transaxles. Still want to know what stuff/how hard it is!

1stCarFocus 09-25-2012 03:06 PM

So I'm thinking it should be possible, considering that I noticed the gauge cluster on my automatic has a shift light. Which is really weird, because it has no tach....

Fattie 09-27-2012 11:38 PM

there are tons of threads on this. search a little bit.

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