I have a 2000 Contour SVT with the MTX75 transmission, and as seems to be common, the differential has gone bad. My question is, can a differential from a newer MTX75 (say from a focus) be installed into this vehicle, or would a replacement have to come from another contour MTX75? I don't have the money for an after-market LSD, but i can get a stock differential for a focus direct from ford for less than $300.
Is this a feasible replacement, or should I look elsewhere? My biggest concern right now is getting this car back on the road, and no I do not plan on attempting this repair myself, I'm handy, but no that handy.
Thank you in advance.