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#174 of 836 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions [aokrongly]
Jul 06, 2009 (8:49 am)
A HUGE thank you to posting #76 aokrongly ( 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions by aokrongly) . I had the exact trouble as listed and my car service wanted me to have a rebuilt transmission for 1700. I googled this problem and came upon your blog. I went to auto zone and had them put on that machine to confirm the code my service station told me, it was. That is free and mine in Dunedin FL was very nice!! While there I bought silicone gasket seal for 5.00. I called my dealer parts dept first and he had no idea what part it was if I said solenoid A or 1, but if it was what he was thinking then he was out but another local dealer had it. I went there,skipped the description and gave the exact number part aokrongly provided. and paid 49.21 with tax. Then I paid my sons friend, who is very car techy 50.00 for the one hr and 15 mins it took to change the solenoid using the exact directions provided !! What a blessing!!!
My car works fine!! And it cost me 100.00 dollars not thousands!
Thank you soo much!
#175 of 836 transmission (!@#$%^&)
Jul 07, 2009 (7:51 am)
Hi all you focus owners. I really like this car,its my 3rd ford product ,Escort no problems 110000 miles. Okay tranny goes out of drive gear on highway (auto) light goes on used 2nd gear to drive home. Car has been parked ,when I start it up the light is still on, it drives in D but cuts out like its in N. #2 gear works. I always had a problem with the tranny loading up from 2nd to D at about 35 mph not all the time. (dealer told me it was the ignition wires and put knew ones on,solved the problem) The car has 70000 miles,why would the gears work and then not work,the fluid is full .Does anyone have the same problem or know whats up.thanks
#176 of 836 Re: transmission (!@#$%^&) [teejay3]
Jul 07, 2009 (8:03 am)
Honest to God, I think this is happening to most focus owners. My 2004 ONLY had 26,000 on it last month, the SAME thing happened, but it cost me 2,600 , because I had to replace the transmission. Ford dealers want to cut corners. My own mechanic told me when my car hit 19.,000 miles, that normally(at least at their shop) These cars had transmission issues beginning at 30,000 miles.
To add insult to injury, even though I spoke to my dealer at least a dozen times....they NEVER told me I had an extended warranty until the DAY after it ended, the end of last month. I have NO paperwork that shows I had bought an extended warranty..not even the original contract. They just didn't want to pay for the repair...I was also told there are NO issues with Focus transmissions, I told them they need to go ON LINE and view the Focus chat rooms..it might enlighten them. If you do not have ANY warranty with ford, I highly recommend you taking it elsewhere, that way you know you won't be screwed.
#177 of 836 2006 Ford Focus Owner
Jul 18, 2009 (7:18 pm)
I've read through all the posts and sadly I have the same transmission issue. 64K mileage. I pulled the code and got P0772. I have no Reverse, 3rd or 4th gear. I'm going to try #76 however, I'm nervous #76 fix will not address the reverse gear issue. Plus, my code is a little different. P0772 is a Solenoid E stuck on. Does this mean that I should purchase Solenoid E in addition to Solenoid A? Or, should I just purchase Solenoid A? I've already purchased the Mercon V ATF and the filter kit from Advance Auto. I have to wait until Ford opens on Monday to get the solenoid(s). I haven't dropped the pan yet so I don't know the condition of the solenoids or the wiring harness. I'm considering dropping the pan tomorrow to drain the TF and replace the filter. This way, I can inspect all the solenoids to see what I'm up against.
Any advise on the reverse gear?
#178 of 836 Where is the "E" solenoid?
Jul 18, 2009 (11:09 pm)
This is a bit newer than most of teh models we see here, but you are heading in the right direction.
If the computer is telling you solenoid "E", then only replace "E".
As far as inspecting the solenoids.... I don't know what you would be looking for or at but it shouldn't hurt anything. Just make sure the wires are on.
I cannot remember as to how the solenoids are labeled, but I will do a search here if I can stay awake. The "A" has the white wire, thats all I know now, not much help I guess.
#180 of 836 Solenoid Diagram for FN4A-EL model
Jul 19, 2009 (9:21 am)
#181 of 836 Transmission Solenoid
Jul 19, 2009 (9:47 am)
4F27E is the transmission model used in the 2006 Focus FX4 model but the FN4A-EL is suppose to be the Madza sister model. It appears that the solenoids are in different locations between the two. I'm looking for the 4F27E model diagram. I dropped the pan and all the solenoids looks good and the wire connections were tight.
#182 of 836 Better Solenoid layout
Jul 19, 2009 (10:12 am)
#183 of 836 Soleniod E stuck on
Jul 19, 2009 (2:42 pm)
I can't determine which solenoid is E. However, looking at all solenoids, they all look closed. What's the best way to remove the solenoid? I've removed the plate that holds them in place but was wondering if they should just pull out or do I need a tool to remove them?