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#188 of 832 Re: add to #156 & 159 [carolr94]
Jul 23, 2009 (10:51 pm)
I have the same problem with my Focus 2002. I do not have the 4th gear and I can only use the car whenever I turn off the Overdrive(OD) because if the OD is on, I can only run up to 40kph and whenever I drive reverse I feel a strong jerking of my car.
Please help.Do I need to change the whole transmission or only some parts of the of solenoid?...I'm here in Qatar and we have very expensive spare parts here from the Ford Dealer.
Thanks a lot.
#189 of 832 Re: transmission (!@#$%^&) [teejay3]
Jul 25, 2009 (10:44 am)
OK, I'm replying to myself.I read post #76 (aokrongly) and did exactly what he gave instructions on. I went Advance Auto and they did the free plugin check ,no Auto Zone around.It read P0750 A. I ordered the part online from New Varsity Ford part XS4Z-7H148-AA ---A Solenoid. ($45.12). I bought a new tranny filter and 3 quarts of MerconV fluid and also a 5/16 socket $50.00,I misplace everything. It took almost 2 hours to do and cost just under a hundred $.I felt very confident while doing the job because of the great directions posted on this board. Ford wanted $127.00 just to read the code!! No more light on and the automatic really shifts through the gears smoothly. In a time when everyone is in your pocket for something ($$) everyone seems to only worry about themselves Post # 76 AOKRONGLY blessed us with his knowledge. Thank You
#191 of 832 Re: add to #156 & 159 [rod111]
Jul 27, 2009 (2:56 am)
Get the transmission scanned.
Refer to prev posts for scanning help.
Post back with found codes if needed.
A scanner costs under $100 US on E-Bay.
#192 of 832 Transmission Rebuilt
Jul 30, 2009 (3:53 pm)
Well, the solenoid E stuck open code was generated because inner parts wasn't producing enough pressure to operate the solenoid. I had Mr. Transmission rebuilt the transmission for $1600 with a 12 month 12, 000 mile warranty. They messed up my motor mount and the car is loud as hell due to the engine vibration. It's going to get replaced soon. The transmission shop mentioned a sunshine bell. I could have rebuilt it but my daughter want the car this year. I would have torn it down and finished it on my time which is not such a good thing for someone who is wanting for the car.
#193 of 832 different kind of transmission problem on 03
Aug 06, 2009 (11:22 am)
I've read all the posts and especially #76 gave me great hope of a cure. Unfortunately, I went to Auto Zone and they read NO fault code. All seemed great. Let me describe the problem. It's a 03 focus, auto.. I bought it used a couple of weeks ago with 82K miles. I have a "30 day 50% warranty" so I'm looking at about two weeks to go. I don't know if it's a 4 or 5 speed. I can't tell by listening to the shifting. 4th seems to "slide" into overdrive or whatever. Anyway......when starting out from a stop, or slowing for a speedbump, sharp turn or whatever, in first gear, when I let up on the accelerator, the transmission seems to go into neutral and the enging slows down, then when I go to accelerate, moderately, the enging speeds up and slams into first gear with quite a jolt and loud clunk noise that makes me think the whole thing will fall apart one day. It doesn't happen at each stop. Maybe once every 3rd or so. By the way, when driving straight away with normal acceleration, all works fine.
#194 of 832 Posessed trans
Aug 06, 2009 (12:07 pm)
Have you checked the fluid level when hot??
Does the car have the original trans?? Dealer probably won't help at all. Try anyway.
How about going around a sharp curve, does the trans want to slip then??
Find a parking lot and do a few low speed sharp turns each way and see what it does.
#195 of 832 Re: Posessed trans [dno36]
Aug 06, 2009 (3:48 pm)
As far as I know, it's the original tranny. I did have it flushed and refilled at JiffyLube the other day. It didn't get worse, which is good. It seems that right turns upset it more than either straight or left, but it does happen in every direction. Also, now this might not mean a thing, but I did notice that with the right front tire off the ground, you can strike the tire with your hand & you'll hear a knocking sound from somewhere under the hood. Supposedly a mechanic and his son did this proceedure for "an hour" and couldn't locate the origin of the noise. Wierd. Also, you can take that same tire and turn it forward and backward and the tranny makes a knocking noise both ways but that same mechanic said that was normal for a front drive car. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll go find a parking lot.
#196 of 832 Re: Posessed trans [gymheart]
Aug 06, 2009 (8:50 pm)
OK, well I drove all over a parking lot and there was no slipping or anything like that. If I try hard, by letting off the gas before it goes into 2nd gear and reapply the gas, it still does the slam/bonk thing. Sounds like something is banging around under the hood but the mechanic swears everything is tight, etc.
#197 of 832 Ford Focus Manual Transmission Problem
Aug 07, 2009 (7:38 am)
2005 5 speed Ford Focus ZX5, purchased 8-23-04 (today is 8-7-09) warranty to 100K, driving it and klumking noise starts. Take it to the shop replaces right axle as bearings were bad. Get in to drive home......still making same klunking sound. Take back to shop.....can't find anything wrong with it....sending to transmission shop......transmission guy pulls apart finds 3 bad bearings. Car mileage dispalys 101.2K miles. Speak to salesman...nothing can be done. He talks to Manager of service, nothing can be done. Ask to speak with Dealership owner.....he will not do anything to help.
DON'T BUY A FORD FOCUS UNLESS YOU ARE GOING TO GET RID OF IT BEFORE 100K MILES!!!!!!!!!!