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#237 of 675 Re: 2001 Ford Focus vibration [pepper2275]
Nov 02, 2009 (8:16 pm)
Our 2003 ZTW ~70k started getting a vibration, that was worse in reverse and which also decreased after it warmed up, however it got progressively worse over time, it turned out to be the passenger side hydraulic motor mount, which wasn't to difficult to change. Also the lower rear engine roll restrictor (Dogbone) may pickup some stones and cause this common Focus problem.
We also have the issue were the trans is slow to engage and clunks after braking and then accelerating. It's rare now after switching to Amsoil Synth Tranny fluid.
Ignition yup that's a new one I've order a Strattec 707592 replacement cylinder online, and removed the pins from the cylinder in the meantime to prevent complete ignition cylinder failure. And fixed up the squealing blower motor.
Now the ABS and Traction Control lights clear and then come on after after a short drive.
Oddly enough we just bought a new Honda Cr-V instead of the Escape.
Pay up front or pay later, either way you pay
#238 of 675 No fourth gear
Nov 12, 2009 (6:50 am)
I bought a 2002 Focus with the Ztec and automatic transmission and now the transmission refuses to shift into fourth gear. Is it possible there is a fix that doesn't result in tons of money leaving my possession?
#239 of 675 Get it scanned 1st for fault codes.
Nov 12, 2009 (12:06 pm)
Get it scanned at a local parts store for free and post results back here.
#240 of 675 2005 Focus Auto trans slips/disengages
Nov 13, 2009 (2:04 pm)
I have a 2005 focus automatic. It has 90000 miles. When in drive the transmission is slow to slip out of first. Then when it does there is no second gear and engine revs. Took it to ford dealer, and six weeks later they said it was a wiring harness problem and wanted $3500 to fix. They replaced the PCM and that did not fix it. I had them put the old one back in and brought it home after paying the $1000 for diagnostics. I am an electronic tech so I purchased a service manual and checked out the wiring harness my self. It checks good all the way from the PCM to the tranny. The voltages to energize the solinoids is being applied to the tranny connector at the appropriate times. The solinoids pass the resistance test, so I am assuming they are good. My code reader give me a P0750 solinoid A code, and occasionally a P0755 solinoid B code. Does anyone have an idea what may be wrong with the tranny?
#241 of 675 Re: 2005 Focus Auto trans slips/disengages [backyardmech2]
Nov 13, 2009 (6:10 pm)
I finally fixed my daughter's car after many parts. I replaced the mass air flow, o2 sensor, PCV valve, and ignition coil. None of that helped. I started to think maybe a jealous girl put something in the gas tank so I took it to Valvoline to have the fuel injection system cleaned. While performing that service the VIOC tech asked me if I had any electrical work done. We hadn't so I got out to look at what he had seen. Turns out a mouse or a squirrel had gotten under the hood and destroyed 3 bundles of wiring and a return tube for something that has to do with the air flow. After reconnecting all of the wiring (thank god for color coated wires) and splicing in tubing back together EVERYTHING is working great. She was even having trouble with the automatic transmission not shifting beyond 3rd gear. That is now also fixed. What a relief....I got out pretty cheap overall I guess but it was still a major headache. The only thing I don't understand is why the garage I took it to didn't notice any of this when they had it for two days!!!! WHEW!!!!
#242 of 675 Re: 2001 Ford Focus vibration [pepper2275]
Nov 17, 2009 (9:57 am)
I have same problem did you get it repaired
#243 of 675 Re: 2001 Ford Focus vibration [tikvenik]
Nov 17, 2009 (11:16 am)
Not yet- I am hoping it could be a motor mount issue or something other than the tranny, but I am going to have it checked out at a shop. I have also noticed that the vibration is worse when the car is leaning forward down the hill (in park). Much softer and almost normal when the nose is uphill. About the same result in reverse, too.
#244 of 675 Slipping Transmission
Nov 18, 2009 (4:24 pm)
I own a 2003 Focus that is having serious issues with the transmission.
It has an AT, and when driving, if I reach a speed of +/- 60km the transmission slides into neutral. The only way to keep the vehicle moving in a forward direction is to drop it into 2nd and reduce my speed.
The "check engine" light came on a few days ago, about the same time the tranny started to slip. I don't know if the two are related or if its coincidence.
I've read several of the posts here and am learning that transmission issues can be linked to may factors, but while everyone talks about slipping from 3rd to 2nd, or 2nd to 3rd, no one has mentioned slipping into neutral, so I'm wondering if my situation is unique or if "neutral" is just my cars "slipped to" gear of choice?
Thanks to any and all that can shed light on this issue for me.
#245 of 675 Re: Slipping Transmission [dewolfe01]
Nov 18, 2009 (4:30 pm)
Get it scanned for free at a major auto parts store and post back what codes were given. We want the code numbers, not what they think is wrong.
I am betting on our old friend 0750.
#246 of 675 Re: Found a breakdown of the 4F27E [hanif]
Nov 18, 2009 (8:58 pm)
I own an 05 Ford Focus,i am getting code 3 P0767 , which is shifter solenoid D stock on. The transmission sometimes gets stuck on D and sometimes it revs before engaging into a 2nd gear and it would not shift into a 3rd gear. I have replaced solenoid A but it did not get any better. Now, that i am viewing the diagram you posted, it seemed like the shifter solenoid for D is number 707H , which is the big solenoid. Did you have that replaced, what was the result?