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08-26-2014 12:04 AM
keensali Ok, I have read this entire thread and have a question or two if I may. I own an 05 ZX5 Zetec 5spd manual. It is a Canadian car and the entire suspension and cross members are badly rusted to the point it will be a problem in the near future. The body is also getting to be a rusty problem. Car still looks decent and we love to drive it.
My options are to just sell it off and hunt for another car to have fun with, Focus or not. I have a chance to buy an 03 ZX5 Zetec auto with a blown head gasket. My car has about 120K on it, the 03 has 200K. The 03 has a mint body and the interior is good as well.
Here are the questions... Can I pull the auto engine and trans in one unit from the 03 and drop my engine and trans unit in?
Is the wire harness the same for both vehicles? If so, do I simply need to swap out the ECU? (understand I would need to either swap ignition switch or have 03 keys reprogrammed)
Will the parts swap be a PITA? I.E. clutch set up, shifter set up etc?
I am going to look the 03 over tomorrow and will be making the choice to buy or no buy in the next day or two. Any help will be welcomed.
08-11-2014 11:53 PM
TheGlassMaker The fuse box stays but the wiring goes. I wouldnt cut anything in case you need something.
08-11-2014 11:28 PM
Uberschprung Does the engine bay harness that has the fuse box stay or does it get swapped as well?
08-11-2014 12:14 AM
TheGlassMaker See I didn't mess with any wires, I just spliced. I didn't want to take the time to disconnect everything.
08-10-2014 11:04 PM
Uberschprung Also, where do you disconnect the harness when it T's off to the console?
08-10-2014 10:43 PM
Uberschprung There is a small wire that runs farther back into the car past the gas tank. What is it and how do you remove it?

Thanks
07-12-2014 11:42 PM
TheGlassMaker Not really just in the splicing if you choose to do that.
07-12-2014 11:40 PM
Uberschprung
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I removed after the engine was out. I started from the battery fuse box and worked my way over to passenger side.
Any part of the harness that I need to be particularly careful with?
07-12-2014 11:09 PM
TheGlassMaker I removed after the engine was out. I started from the battery fuse box and worked my way over to passenger side.
07-12-2014 03:13 PM
Uberschprung Bump...
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