Ford MTX transmission

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The Ford MTX transmission is a 4 or 5-speed manual transaxle used in some of Ford's front-wheel-drive North American passenger cars.


The MTX-II was a 4 speed manual transaxle introduced in the Ford Escort and Mercury Lynx as a base model "fuel saver" design. The Tempo and Topaz also used this as a base model. It was succeeded by the MTX-III.


The MTX-III was introduced in 1983 in the Ford Escort and Mercury Lynx. It was available in the Tempo and Topaz throughout their ten-year run, and was used in the Taurus MT-5. This transmission was discontinued in 1994.

Gear ratios:

1 2 3 4 5 R Final drive
3.60 2.12 1.39 1.02 0.77 3.62 3.33


The MTX-IV is a beefed-up version built by Mazda and introduced in 1989 for the Taurus SHO. It was also used in Tempo/Topaz models equipped with the Vulcan V6.

See also

Ford MTX-75 transmission