I really like my Stratus ES V6, but I wish it had a 5-speed manual
transaxle. I have close to 117,000 miles on it now and don't expect the
auto-transaxle to get me past 150,000. Given the cost to replace it when it
finally does fail, I am considering replacing it with a 5-speed. Seems it
would probably cost the same, if not less.
Q: Is there a 5-speed manual transaxle that will bolt up to the Mitsubishi
2.5L V6 that is used in the Cirrus, Stratus, and Sebring cars?
The transaxles used on the 3.0L are not interchangeable between Mitsubishi
and Chrysler cars as the engine orientation is reversed. If this is true for
all Mitsubishi transaxles it would seem the transaxle would have to be
designed for a Chrysler application.
Obviously I will also need a flywheel that bolts up to the 2.5L V6
Is this possible (within reason)?