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Can you swap a 1998 Ford Escort SE transmission into a 1998 Ford Escort ZX2?


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2008-02-15 04:31:06
2008-02-15 04:31:06

You should be able to, the only differerence is a zx2 is a dual cam engine, both are 2.0, so the basics are there the same block, which means same bolt pattern.


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No. The 99 Escort takes a 97 to 02 transmission.

I believe that only 96-99 can be swapped 2000 and newer will not fit correctly.

No because they are different motors which means they are different transmissions.

the engines used in both of these cars are different. The zx2 engine is a dohc while the escort is a sohc. Physically the zx2 engine will fit into the escort SE. To get this install to work will require wiring, ZX2 computer, fuel system upgrades. Additionally, the escort se transmission will also bolt up to the zx2 engine but will require a little work as well. This swap has been done and information for such can be found on and

No they are different. The zx2 injectors wont fit an Escort head.

It is possible, but it is most likely not a bolt-for-bolt swap.

Yes, you can. That is a relatively easy swap, it helps to have the ECU (computer) and transmission from the donor car as well. It is best to use motor mounts that fit the body instead of the motor however.

This depends on which parts you are attempting to swap out. Some of the parts are matching, but others are not. It's always best to go with equipment specifically designed for each car.

yes the tranny from a 2.8/2.9/4.0 have the same bolt pattern.

1998 to 2002 4x4 trannys will interchange.

Okay- I own a Ford Escort LX, 1994 4-dr, and for all my problems, and help I use this forum site called (ford escort owners association), look under "engine swap" and either look for the biggest engine, or post your own topic. It's an amazing site,

They are absolutly the same, you should have no problem at alla making the swap.

As long as it is the same engine, you also have to swap some other parts out such as the clutch petal.

yes because you can swap a h23 transmission onto an h22 engine

no....the answer is no. sure you can all the 95s have the same trans would be a direct swap

The problems may be overwhelming. The onboard computer may not be able to handle a different transmission. It all depends on the interconnectivity between engine, computer and transmission.

its possible to do anythign, as long as you wanna put the work into it.. if its the same motor its easier...make sure you do all the pedals, and you will have to swap the computer too

Not unless you are prepred to swap all mountings, wiring, computer controls, computer and possibly the transmission. There is probably more stuff that I haven't thought of.

Not directly, this swap will take A LOT of modification to work. You would NOT want to use the original transmission with the newer 5.0 motor. You would at least want to put the newer model transmission to go with the newer model motor. Either way it will take A LOT of modification to achieve this swap.

Yes, with custom fabrication. You have to swap the transmission, computer, engine, etc.

This is true, but the Zetec engine of the zx2 has 2 overhead camshafts and 4 valves per cylinder, whereas the 98 escort lx has 1 overhead camshaft and 2 valves per cylinder. Can't be swapped. They are 2 different engines.

The 300 I6 as well as the 351 V8 will bolt up to the transmission with no issues. However, the 300I6 will require the motor mounts to be relocated.

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