Last post on May 17, 2013 at 10:56 AM
You are in the Ford Focus
What is this discussion about?
Ford Focus SVT, Ford Focus, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#176 of 670 Re: transmission (!@#$%^&) [teejay3]
Jul 07, 2009 (9:03 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 670 2006 Ford Focus Owner
Jul 18, 2009 (8:18 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 670 Where is the "E" solenoid?
Jul 19, 2009 (12:09 am)
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 670 Solenoid Diagram for FN4A-EL model
Jul 19, 2009 (10:21 am)
#181 of 670 Transmission Solenoid
Jul 19, 2009 (10:47 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 670 Better Solenoid layout
Jul 19, 2009 (11:12 am)
#183 of 670 Soleniod E stuck on
Jul 19, 2009 (3:42 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?
#185 of 670 Removing Solenoid E
Jul 21, 2009 (4:54 pm)
Does anyone know the best way to remove Solenoid E? Do I need to remove the control value in order to remove it?