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Changed out my axle and i was wondering if the old zetec one would fit. Since my buddy had parted out his focus he had a spare laying around i figured it was worth a shot in the dark. I could never find any info about this if this was possible, but yes its works!! 03 5sp Zetec axle fits on a 05 5sp Duratec focus!
 

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Well it is the same transmission. [;)]
 

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thats what I was thinking, the same MTX-75, the same axles!!!
 

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cool to know. cause ford does strange things. so you never know. they could have changed the spline or lengths. like them changinf the front struts on the 05 to 07
 

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Now it would be really good, if someone could figure out;

Why is it when you do a swap from auto to manual, the axle's needed to be swapped too?

I have both a auto zetec and a manual 5 speed Duratec, and I can't really see any differences in the axle's?
 

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I went to the ford Dealer and they told me this could not be done???
I was told the part numbers were different the axle in there system(05) would not work on earlier model foci.
 

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Now it would be really good, if someone could figure out;

Why is it when you do a swap from auto to manual, the axle's needed to be swapped too?

I have both a auto zetec and a manual 5 speed Duratec, and I can't really see any differences in the axle's?
Because the carrier bearing for the passenger side axle is in a different location. Our axles are interchangeable between engines with the same transmission.
 
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