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Old 08-04-2019, 12:01 PM   #1
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Manual Transmission Swap

I have a 2015 SE Hatchback 2.0l with an auto transmission. It works great and runs fine i just miss having a stick. Would it be an easy swap to a standard/manual? I can see theres room for a clutch and brake pedal im just not sure if the standard trans will simply bolt up or not? any insight would be helpful


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Old 08-04-2019, 05:21 PM   #2
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Hey pappy183,

It's definitely possible. I just completed this very swap. I have a 2014 Ford Focus SE. It previously had a DPS6 (6 speed dual clutch automatic) transmission, I swapped it out for a MTX75 (5 speed manual) transmission.

It took me between 80-100 hours to complete, over a 1.5 month period (mainly working on it on the weekends).

I also documented the entire build process on my YouTube channel. If you want to check it out, search YouTube for: Ford Focus - Automatic to Manual Transmission Swap

Cost me about $1,500~ in parts. I could have saved $150-$200 if I had shopped around, but...

You most expensive items will be the dual mass fly wheel and the MTX75 manual transmission, everything else is pretty cheap(ish).

Parts List:

Part Number: W702426-S303
Description: Clutch Pressure Plate Bolts
Quantity: 6
Condition: New
Where I bought it: Local Ford Dealer
Price: $33.12

Part Number: MTX75
Description: 5 Speed Manual Transmission
Quantity: 1
Condition: Used
Where I bought it: Local LKQ
Price: $407.25


Part Number: 1S7Z6379AAA
Description: Clutch Flywheel Bolts
Quantity: 6
Condition: New
Where I bought it: Local Ford Dealer
Price: $43.46


Part Number: BM5Z6477A
Description: Dual Mass Flywheel
Quantity: 1
Condition: New
Where I bought it: Local Ford Dealer
Price: $370.33


Part Number: 662318 (66-2318)
Description: CV Half Shaft Assembly (Passenger side)
Quantity: 1
Condition: New
Where I bought it: RockAuto
Price: $61.79


Part Number: FD8238 (FD-8238)
Description: CV Half Shaft Assembly (Drivers side)
Quantity: 1
Condition: New
Where I bought it: RockAuto
Price: $53.79


Part Number: MU724781 (MU72478-1)
Description: Clutch Kit
Quantity: 1
Condition: New
Where I bought it: RockAuto
Price: $139.79

Part Number: CV6Z7E395D
Description: FORD OEM 13-16 Focus Manual Transaxle-Shift Shifter Control Cable
Quantity: 1
Condition: New
Where I bought it: eBay
Price: $58.27

Part Number: BV6Z-7519-BD
Description: Clutch Pedal
Quantity: 1
Condition: New
Where I bought it: FordPartsGiant
Price: $35.21

Part Number: 3M5Z-4560-AA
Description: CLIP – CABLE
Quantity: 1
Condition: New
Where I bought it: FordPartsGiant
Price: $3.28

Part Number: CV6Z-7A512-A
Description: TUBE
Quantity: 1
Condition: New
Where I bought it: FordPartsGiant
Price: $9.56

Part Number: CV6Z-7A512-B
Description: TUBE
Quantity: 1
Condition: New
Where I bought it: FordPartsGiant
Price: $6.36

Part Number: F1FZ-2K478-A
Description: RESEVOIR ASSEMBLY – EXPANSION
Quantity: 1
Condition: New
Where I bought it: FordPartsGiant
Price: $56.61

Part Number: CV6Z-3K305-B
Description: BRACKET
Quantity: 1
Condition: New
Where I bought it: FordPartsGiant
Price: $45.28

Part Number: CV6Z-7L468-A, CV6Z-7213-A, CV6Z-7210-A, W500014-S442, CV6Z-7220-A
Description: Insert, Knob - Gear Change Lever, Lever - Gear Shift, 4x Bolts, BRACKET - GEAR CHANGE LEVER
Quantity: 1x each (except for 4x Bolts)
Condition: Used
Where I bought it: eBay
Price: $210

You may also need the rear transmission bracket for the rear transmission mount, this is the part(s) you'll need:

Part Number: CV6Z-6E042-A
Description: MTX75 Transmission Rear Mount - Bracket
Quantity: 1
Condition: New
Where I bought it: FordPartsGiant
Price: $22.82

Part Number: W500035-S442
Description: MTX75 Transmission Rear Mount - Bolts
Quantity: 3
Condition: New
Where I bought it: Local Ford Dealer
Price: $6.75
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This ^. I actually just finished watching your series today, awesome vids and very in depth. I actually plan on doing this swap next weekend, just need the alignment tool and flywheel to come in this week.
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This ^. I actually just finished watching your series today, awesome vids and very in depth. I actually plan on doing this swap next weekend, just need the alignment tool and flywheel to come in this week.
Thanks! That's very cool! Be sure to report back here to tell us how it goes, or if you have any questions.
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Did you do anything with programming the car?

I manual swapped a 1996 BMW 318ti once. But that was old enough where you pull out the transmission fault light bulb and you’d never know it wasn’t a manual from the factory!
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Did you do anything with programming the car?

I manual swapped a 1996 BMW 318ti once. But that was old enough where you pull out the transmission fault light bulb and you’d never know it wasn’t a manual from the factory!
a 1996 BMW 318ti... awesome!

no, i have not done anything to the cars PCM (aka ecu/computer) yet. I will be investigating the FoCCCus software and the FORScan thing... Sorry, that's as specific as I can be right now, i will investigate them in the coming months.

But in the mean time, the car runs great, only thing is, I have a check engine light on and a max engine RPM of 3,500.

I'll be covering this in more detail in a video this weekend, as i dive deeper into the cars current 'limitations', without reprogramming the PCM.
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But in the mean time, the car runs great, only thing is, I have a check engine light on and a max engine RPM of 3,500.
Sounds like the car/computer still thinks its in park due to not have any inputs. I am guessing that 3,500 rpm is the parl/neutral rev limiter for the DCT.
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Sounds like the car/computer still thinks its in park due to not have any inputs. I am guessing that 3,500 rpm is the parl/neutral rev limiter for the DCT.
Sounds right to me
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Sounds right to me
Sounds right to me too. I know that when I did the DCT clutch relearn in Forscan that you have to do some WOT steps. I was thinking I was going to be redlining the thing in park but it only went up to about 3500 so I figured there must be some kind of governor built into the PCM when you are in Park. Maybe Forscan has a way to delete that switch for a manual swap.
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Sounds like the car/computer still thinks its in park due to not have any inputs. I am guessing that 3,500 rpm is the parl/neutral rev limiter for the DCT.
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Sounds right to me too. I know that when I did the DCT clutch relearn in Forscan that you have to do some WOT steps. I was thinking I was going to be redlining the thing in park but it only went up to about 3500 so I figured there must be some kind of governor built into the PCM when you are in Park. Maybe Forscan has a way to delete that switch for a manual swap.
I could have sworn that there is a manual option in the BdyCM menu (near the bottom, "shifter type" or something). I saw it when I was converting L to S on my non-SelectShift.

I could be wrong, though.
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