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#116 of 833 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions [smokifl]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 02, 2009 (8:55 am)
That code should mean that you have no 4th gear and no reverse.
This code also indicates a circuit fault, not necessarily a solenoid. Could be wiring, too or a PCM fault.
I think there is a resistance test one can do for the solenoid.
If you want to tackle this on your own, you should probably subscribe to www.alldatadiy.com. I think it's about $27 for a whole year, for one car. pretty good resource but you have to be technically minded.
#117 of 833 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 02, 2009 (10:08 am)
Perfect, I was able to get the figures thanks, Thanks for the reply.
I was reviewing some of the other posts and it seems that the procedure helped others with code P0750 tripped with the same symptoms. It just seems like the shop is giving me the run around and they want to jump right to transmission removal for big money.
Any other comments would be appreciated.
#118 of 833 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions [smokifl]
Mar 02, 2009 (10:24 am)
By the way it still has reverse.
#119 of 833 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions [smokifl]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 02, 2009 (11:15 am)
Well don't forget the "jiggle test", and wiggle all the wiring couplers and connectors. You could get lucky here.
#120 of 833 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions [keifer56]
Mar 02, 2009 (12:42 pm)
Maybe I missed the post, but did you have your trans scanned before you started??
If so, what codes did it show then??
If it only came back with a 0750 code, then I would have no idea why you would be chasing other codes unless you have a PCM issue.
#121 of 833 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions [smokifl]
Mar 02, 2009 (12:51 pm)
(RE: Does any one have a picture or illustration of the transmission from the bottom with the pan off showing the filter and then with the filter off showing the solenoid?)
I do not have a pic or illustration of the solenoid, however it is super-easy!!
When you pull down the filter, there will be 3 solenoids facing to the passenger side of the car, the middle one will have a white wire going to it. This is the "A" solenoid.
When you do it, you will say to yourself, "Wow, couldn't miss that one".
It removes with a 5/16 hex socket and pulls straight out.
#122 of 833 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions [dno36]
Mar 02, 2009 (4:21 pm)
It looks like you had the P0750 code in your post #110 and I'm glad it worked well for you. What were your symptoms? I picked up the car today from the shop to bring it home and it seems to go into 1st and 2nd then it revs and drops out and loses power. I can still use reverse.
Your #110 post is very helpful along with post #76. It looks like there are mainly success stories so I'm hoping for the best. I went and got the solenoid, filter, gasket and fluid and will attack it in the morning. I'll also verify the connector mates. I have my fingers crossed big time!!!!
#123 of 833 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions [smokifl]
Mar 02, 2009 (5:03 pm)
Yes we had intermittent "Neutral Kick-In" at between 32 & 38 mph. Could never predict it, and was scary especially merging into traffic in suburban Chicago.
I thought the reverse clean-run would help, but, while it helped, it seemed that the solenoid was "gone", and in need of replacement. I never lost reverse.
Best of Luck,
#124 of 833 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions [dno36]
Mar 04, 2009 (6:41 am)
Holy cow!!!!! I owe someone a beer!!!! Performed the procedure as outlined in posts #76 and #110 and I'll have to say I was hopeful but not expecting much. But after I reconnected the battery and the check engine light was off, "okay that's a good start but maybe it will trip again when I drive it". Took it for a drive cautiously, bringing it up to speed and VOILA 3rd gear then 4th. Drove it around for a while in traffic and on the highway and all is good again. One thing I found with the bad solenoid is the electrical connection on the solenoid was not tight and could be rotated back and forth a little where all the others were tight. I'm guessing that might have been the problem.
Thanks again for the information on this site, it saved me big $$$$.
Here's the story:
The car was 4 hours away with my daughter at college so I had her bring the car to the big name transmission shop in town that starts with 2 As. The guy calls me back 2 days later with the bad news that he will have to drop the transmission for them to inspect and just that will be $350. I ask him about the solenoid and he says that's not the problem and it won't fix it for code P0750. I tell him not to do anything and my daughter will be back to pick up the car. I took the day off made the 4 hour ride, did the work and drove back the same day. Granted the ride home was a little easier with the transmission fixed. Parts, gas and lunch with the daughter & friends $150. A lot better then the $700 to $2000 they said it could be. Here I am just some yahoo searching the internet for the same problem and I find the answer. Thank goodness they were slammed ripping other people off which gave me time to research the problem and I found this web-site.
#125 of 833 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions [dno36]
Mar 06, 2009 (5:21 am)
I will change the filter and report back, however after the procedure I had the codes checked again and now it is not showing any codes at all. It is still very slow to shift out of first and not wanting to shift up past 3rd (?). Should I change the fluid? I used (as suggested) the same fluid that came out.
I will report back after the filter change. This may give someone a clue to their problem if the have similar experiences.