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#197 of 825 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!!!!!!!!!!
#198 of 825 more surprises
Aug 09, 2009 (2:17 pm)
Well, to add to my aforementioned problems, I was driving at 55mph today and the transmission slam/downshifted and I had to peal my nose off the windshield, not really, but it stayed there and eventually shifted back to 4th gear. At the next stop light the engine died and all the warning lights came on. It started back up and so far all is like before. Do you guys think $600 (the dealer is paying the other $600)that's $1200 installed, to replace the tranny with a 19K mile used one is a good deal? They say I'll get a two year warranty with it.....any guesses??
#199 of 825 More surprises
Aug 10, 2009 (3:32 am)
As far as the symptoms go.....eeek.
The deal proposed by the dealer is a fair one if all the details are correct.
It will probably cost him $100-$200 for the used trans, and then labor for install.
A 2-year warranty in writing would be a better-than-normal addition if the warranty is on paper and reputable. Check the warranty details 2x.
Aug 10, 2009 (10:47 am)
I have a 2000 ford focus with a 4f27e tranny that was rebuilt by a back yard tech who forgot to fill the t converter. can it be filled without removing the tranny?
#201 of 825 Transmission Problems???
Aug 18, 2009 (9:56 am)
Hi everyone, my daughter has a 2003 Focus ZTS 4dr. sedan AUTO and is having trouble with the car overreving and not dropping down. She has problems with it wanting to stall out when pressing the gas from a stop in drive or reverse; the check engine light is also on. In checking that problem I discovered that it slow is not shifting smoothly form 1st to 2nd and does not seem to shift to 4th or overdrive. I honestly cannot tell if it shifts after hitting 3rd. At 55mph it is tached at 3000rpm and that obviously increases as the speed increases.
Has anyone ran into this before? I am planning on getting the transmission fluid flushed and changed but I don't know how long that will be.
#202 of 825 Re: Transmission Problems??? [dmeece]
Aug 18, 2009 (10:59 am)
I had almost the same problems with my 2005 ZXS 5 door MANUAL....has 101K on it and it was the transmission.....not yet out of warranty by date....only by miles and it was a manual transmission. The transmission was jsut repalced and I don;t even have it back yet.....expensive car to maintain for a relatively inexpensive car.
#203 of 825 Re: Transmission Problems??? [dmeece]
Aug 18, 2009 (1:11 pm)
I also have a 2003 focus SE, and tranni is doing the same thing, had the car scanned and it shows P0761 shift solenoid "C" performance or stock off, called ford and they don't know which solenoid is "C", tranni has 6 solenoids 3 are the same, 2 are also the same and the 6th is a different one, in other words there are 3 diff. solonoids but they couldn't tell me which one is "C", if you find our please let me know, i'm driving the car the way it is because i took it to 3 different trasnsmission shops and was quoted 600.00 w/out warranty to just replace the bad solonoid, 1450.00 for rebuilt w/6mo warranty and 2700.00 at amco w/3yr. warranty. Please let me know what you find out. carvaz4611 this is for hotmail or "Y". thanks.
#204 of 825 Get it scanned 1st. - Re: Transmission Problems??? [dmeece]
Aug 18, 2009 (3:03 pm)
Get your computer scanned for free and post back the results.
#205 of 825 Manual.= Clutch issue - Re: Transmission Problems??? [sandybeach1]
Aug 18, 2009 (3:09 pm)
If you have a manual it will NOT be doing the same thing as an automatic, similar but different.
Vitrually no electronics in a manual vs. lots in the automatic.
Sounds like a clutch issue to me.
I am not familiar with Focus Clutches, however I would think either:
1. Worn or shined clutch or pressure plate.
2. Clutch out of adjustment, either cable or linkage.
Don't let a shop tell you there are no adjustments, just check them.
BTW - Get the engine scanned just for safes sake and post back.
#206 of 825 Re: Transmission Problems??? [carvaz4611]
Aug 18, 2009 (3:14 pm)
There are a couple of posts here that diagram which solenoid is which.
On my '02 I know the "A" is middle passenger side, and that's all I know.
Search posts for solenoid diagrams and you should be OK.
Also check a couple online site for the diagram as well. Can't remember where I found it, if I do I'll post back.