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Old 08-14-2007, 08:32 AM   #1
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Quick 6-speed tranny question

Yes I just got a 07 STS focus the other day that is minus a drivetrain and some body damage. What I am working on right now is the drive train. I was wondering if the 6-speed transmissions that came in the 03 focus will bolt to the 2.0 or 2.3 duratec??

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Old 08-14-2007, 08:47 AM   #2
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i dont think so. the 6 speed is from a svt(zetec motor) and i dont know if they will just bolt up? i dont think so but wait for more answers.
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Well, I'm sure it can be done. The 07 Focus still uses the MTX-75, correct? If so, that transaxle bolted to the D23 as well as the Zetec for the few years they coexisted. I imagine it would be pointlessly expensive and complex, but the links kinda work out in my head...
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The MTX-75 has a removeable bellhousing. There are different bell housings for the Zetec and Duratec. The Getrag doesn't have a removable bellhousing IIRC, and can only be mounted to the Zetec block.
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EgZ is correct the bellhousing is not a direct fit so it would cost much bucks and work to get to work for a car that would be better powered by a 5 speeds shorter gearing IMHO.
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Mazda MazdaSpeed Mazda3 6 speed will work. Good luck with making custom axles though
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If I remember correctly somebody did put the 6-speed on a non SVT zetec just prove it could be done, but it was very time consuming a laborsome, and I think there was a custom adapter plate involved.
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the mtx-75 is not a bad trans, just build it a little before you put it in
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Darn, I really wish someone made a 6speed tranny for the duratec 23.
Hmm, here's a dumb question......

If the MTX-75 has a removable bell housing, is it possible to find another tranny with a removable bell housing?
I guess what I'm getting at is can you use the MTX-75 bell housing on another tranny that has a removable bell housing as well.

I know, I know it sounds stupid, I'm new to this stuff.
Maybe someone could shed some light on my ill-fated logic.
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