Hello, I just recently bought a used 2003 Ford Taurus SEL and I have a few questions regarding a transmission swap. This car has about 147,000 miles on it now, and I can feel the transmission is starting to slip, and its not running through the gears quite right. Now, before getting it rebuilt, I was wondering what someone knew about a manual conversion. I know Ford never offered a 5-speed with the Sable's or Taurus's in this generation, but I was wondering if the tranny from a cougar might bolt up. I believe I heard somewhere the the MTX-75 manual transmission would bolt up to the 3.0 24V DOHC, but I can't find information anywhere. I know the car will run in limp mode if you just dropped a manual in it, so would it be possible for someone to program the ECM? I know that this is a little over the head, but I want something that's one of a kind, and who else has a tuner taurus of this year? Thanks!