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#252 of 672 Re: 2002 Ford Focus auto transmission disengages in 4th gear [sheenasmusic]
Nov 23, 2009 (3:35 pm)
Sounds as if you are on the right track here.
Has the issue changed at all since you topped off the fluid?
You really do not need a specialty shop to this job, it is quite easy.
The 0750 is solenoid "A" costs about $50 retail at your local dealer.
It is pretty straight-forward to replace it and can be done in a driveway in less than 2 hours.
I do not know what "book-time" is for this item, however the whole thing should be under $350 with the needed 3 quarts of fluid, new filter and gasket set.
Keep us advised and good luck.
#253 of 672 Re: 2001 Ford Focus (Auto Tran) [rhende24]
Nov 23, 2009 (3:38 pm)
Sounds like you have this posted on the wrong board, as this sounds electrical/computer related.
#254 of 672 Re: 2002 Ford Focus auto transmission disengages in 4th gear [dno36]
Nov 23, 2009 (5:46 pm)
Thanks for your response Dean! I truly appreciate your help. The fluid didn't change anything noticably, I'm still having the same problem with 4th gear. I wish I could repair the solenoid myself, but I'm a single 24 year old female 400 miles away from home, living in a very strict apartment complex in the city where we are not allowed to do auto repairs in the subterranean parking garage, no street parking to do it there if thats even legal, plus I don't own any of the tools I would probably need. So I just wanted to educate myself enough on the issue to be able to talk to the shop without them thinking I was a naive little girl they could take advantage of! Tranny's are expensive and I didn't want to replace it if it doesn't need to be, so I am SO thankful I can now come to them with the diagnostic error code and tell them what to do instead of them giving me the huge list of repairs and services they'd say I would need! Thank you so much!
#255 of 672 Re: 2002 Ford Focus auto transmission disengages in 4th gear [dno36]
Nov 24, 2009 (11:35 am)
Ok, so I drove my car to the transmission specialist this morning, this guy was referred to me by the company I work for, they take all the company vehicles there so they set up the appointment for me (how nice!). He did a courtesy diagnostic check right in front of me in the parking lot to make sure the code Firestone gave me was correct and that there were no other codes showing up (it was too easy, makes me angry Firestone charged me so much for it!). It was definitely the P0750 Shift Solenoid A Malfunction, he showed me the reading. He checked the fluid again and it was still just as low as when I checked it myself before I took it to Firestone! So either (A) I have a major Tranny Fluid Leak, or (B) Firestone forgot to top of the Tranny Fluid like I asked them to do with the Oil Change and Diagnostic Check. I am betting its B, because I would have noticed a major leak like that under my car when I drove away this morning (I will deal with them later). So the tranny specialist this morning added fluid for me (for free) and we drove her around the block to show him what the problem was that I was experiencing and is able to take it in to replace the solenoid on Monday. He said its safe to drive it locally small distances until then, so I left the shop (without a bill at least until Monday) and decided to drive the car to work now that I KNOW is has fluid in it, and 4th gear slowly started working again. It was hesitating to change into that gear for a while and then lurching forward when it finally took, but it slowly started to smooth out once the fluid was being distributed. I'll be keeping an eye on the fluid level over the next couple days to see if I do have a major leak, and will be monitoring how well its working now with the fluid level back to where it should be.
SO glad its looking like there isn't any major problems! Thank you to this thread and to Dean for keeping me hopeful and sane through all of this! MUCH appreciated!
#256 of 672 Re: 2002 Ford Focus auto transmission disengages in 4th gear [sheenasmusic]
Nov 24, 2009 (12:13 pm)
Was the tranni filled with mercon V fluid? very important, i had my fluid changed and they didn't use mercon V, tranni acted up, replaced it and now shifts properly.
Nov 24, 2009 (6:33 pm)
i have been working on my freinds car he has a 200 focus auto trans the ck engine light came on it has a p 0705 error code it wont go into 1st and when it goes into reverse there is a short hesitation a bang and the engine stalls anyone have any ideas
#258 of 672 2003 auto tran slips to neutral
Dec 01, 2009 (7:39 am)
somebody help..i have 2003 focus se. it has 68k miles on it. after reading on this forum i decided to join.. my car slips into neutral instead of third or fourth gear. now for the biggest problem at hand.. i took it to a very reputable dealership in our area. this was before i read some of the threads of this forum.. dealership diagnosed it as solenoid. and quoted me a price of 572.00.. final charge was 609 with tax.. i reluctantlly parted with my money yesterday and drove away from the dealership. not ONE mile from there.. guess what?... same problem.. put the car in 2 and drove straight back.. after relooking at the car the counter guy reported to me over the phone a conflict.. first before rechecking with the mechanic.,, he said that he thought he remembered the mech. saying that it may be a wire..after my insisting over the phone that i verify that with mech. ,, the answer was that the solenoid that they replaced was bad and that they were ordering a new one.. two days for it to come in.. by the way ,, my charge on the solenoid was $148.20 not the prices that i have seen here.. on the invoice they called it an [ XS4Z 7G484 AA:SOLENOID ASY ] they also installed a XS4Z 7G276 AB : CONNECTOR $64.02. plus a 5010884AA : SEALER : RTV $7.76 . first how close are these prices as well as could you help me with what proper labor charges should be..also..has ANYBODY ever got a faulty replacement solenoid.. i really need some help and advice here..
#259 of 672 Re: 2003 auto tran slips to neutral [mommom13]
Dec 02, 2009 (10:35 am)
I would still take the car to a large auto parts store and get the computer scanned.
I would assume the "check engine" light is on.
It seems as if you are 1-step past this thread really being able to assist.
Your fate now lies with the dealer and your relationship with them.
As with most dealers, and many "repair" shops, they will charge you for anything that will make them money, if you need it or not. You may get a new part that is possibly unnecessary ($64.02-connector).
The new solenoid could be a bad one.
You need to have them do the replacement, and hope that they don't "schmuck" you around, finding other items that will pad their coffers.
Hopefully they will remedy the problem without your added financial support.
#260 of 672 Re: 2000 focus [luvmarg]
Dec 02, 2009 (10:37 am)
What is your current situation?
#261 of 672 2007 focus se auto
Dec 02, 2009 (9:32 pm)
I have a 2007 focus se auto. I'm having problems shifting out of or into park. I really have to force it into or out of park. The only thing I have found to ease this problem is to come to a complete stop set the parking brake and then put it in park. I t doesn't matter if I park on level ground or a hill. Along with this the shift indicator will stick in drive , park, etc. I have to move the shifter back and forth until it starts moving with the shifter. My car has 66,000 miles on it. Anybody have this problem or know how to fix it?