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#264 of 836 Re: 2002 Ford Focus auto transmission disengages in 4th gear [trish18]
Dec 03, 2009 (7:47 pm)
If you are getting a 0750 code, the changing of fluid will not cure it.
The code is given by the computer due to an electrical or mechanical issue with the AA solenoid, and the problem needs to be fixed.
When your "mechanic" tells you pump and base, this does not make any sense with the 0750 code at all!!
Read the old posts here and learn why the advice you have been given is not in line with logical troubleshooting process.
If you went to a hospital and had a blood test and they told you that you had high blood sugar, and when you went to a second doctor, and he said you needed a kidney transplant using just the information the blood test told you, would you let him operate??
Changing oil will not help with the 0750 code.
You may be wise to find another mechanics help.
#265 of 836 Solenoid didn't fix it
Dec 10, 2009 (6:22 am)
My 2002 Focus won't shift into fourth gear. It did when i bought it used last month. I got a scan that said I needed to change the AA solenoid. I bought a new one and installed it and still have check engine light on and no fourth gear. Should I have done anything after installation to reset the computer, like unclamping a battery post and reattaching it? At $62 for a new solenoid, I don't want to keep buying them assuming the one I installed was bad. Help!
#266 of 836 Re: 2009 Ford Focus 7000+ Miles [r1derbike]
Dec 12, 2009 (7:13 am)
so far my focus has 20000 miles and ive had the drive axle support bearing replaced twice and thw axle replaced and front swaay bar endlink replaced oh and a wheeel bearing replaced on pass side and im still getting a noise and vibration in the pedal
#267 of 836 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions [aokrongly]
Dec 13, 2009 (6:20 am)
I did everything you said and I still don't have fourth gear. What else would you recommend?
#268 of 836 Focus auto trans service at 140K miles...
Dec 13, 2009 (3:10 pm)
So far I have had no trans problems with my 01 Focus wagon. I had the trans fluid changed twice, once around 30K and 80K. I am probably due at 140K to have the trans fluid changed. Is there anything else involved that a repair shop does other than chance trans fluid? Is there a trans filter in a Focus? Also curious if the trans life is nearig an end before a major failure. I had a 86 Honda Accord where the trans had to be replaced at 130K, but it was mostly a city car. My 01 focus is probably 60/40 highway/city miles.
What is typical for routine trans service fluid change, around $90? I am inclined to have a Ford dealer do the service on the trans.
Dec 16, 2009 (3:02 pm)
Hello, my name is Cpl. Collins (Obviously, lol) I'm currently stationed in Iraq. Now that my wife is back home from over here we are back to driving our car. The car I bought is like new condition, I've had it for oh 3 going on 4 years. It being a "cheap car" that I bought from another soldier I started working on it as a hobby. I had a new Z-tech engin put in it since I didn't have the space or cherry picker at home and then mounted a 66mm throttle body on it with larger fuel injectors, and a nice new K&N cold air intake. About 3 years ago before I came on this deployment the transmission was having probelms, long story short, I got it replaced used transmission, low milage, newer focus. Now we're having the same issues and I'm having it rebuilt. Luckly I'm going to a personal friend of mine who owns a shop. So it's only costing me $800 from a transmission specialest. My friend is making no money off of this at all. So I thought I would take out the time to find out if this is common or not. Apparently it is. Any advice? Sell the car or what?
#270 of 836 Goes from drive to neutral all by itself.
Dec 16, 2009 (6:19 pm)
I own a 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 automatic transmission and every couple months my gearshift lever will suddenly shift into neutral from drive. The first time I thought I bumped it into neutral, but by now I know I'm not. I can put it right back into drive and it's fine. I'm not sure if it's an actual transmission issue or just an issue with the gearshift lever. The car does go into neutral when it happens but easily goes back into drive.
There are no maintance lights on when this occurs, so I know that having it scanned won't do any good. Any ideas on what this could be would be helpful!
#271 of 836 trans interchange between years question
Dec 20, 2009 (5:22 pm)
I have a different question of sorts. My 2000 SE, DOHC Zetec auto trans is confirmed dead, with a broken spider gear. My question is about finding a replacement. I want to replace with a 2003-04 trans, due to their stronger internal build. Here's where I get confused though, choosing the correct trans.
My car had a 1S4P ('00) model, and the new one will be a 3S4P ('03-'04), from a junkyard. Locally, I find the best deals on low mileage units, all labeled 3S4P-CA. I know the -DA will fit 100%, but those are all over 100K miles. However, the -CA models show it fit DOHC in 2003, but in 2004 it shows SOHC. I know it will bolt up, but their are internal differences, and I don't want to reflash the ecu, as this car is already costing me a lot of $$$$$. My local Ford techs are less than helpful, since they aren't making any money on this deal.
Can anyone tell me if a 2003 3S4P-CA will work, or if it needs mods, what those might be. I have got a lot of "probably" and "I think it will's", but before I spend $450, I'd like to know for sure.
Thank in advance, great site,
#272 of 836 follow up to above question
Dec 20, 2009 (6:56 pm)
Actually, I printed that wrong. I probably have a XS4P, not a 1S4P. My tag is unreadable. I updated this because I now hear that X can only be replaced by another X, is that true?
#273 of 836 Update on 2007 Focus by mmj2
Jan 17, 2010 (6:09 pm)
I had a second repair job done on my Ford Focus for transmission problems in July 2009. The transmission was shifting on the upwards side and then winding up high rpms then clunking down into a lower gear. The tranmission light came on. On the second time we had the car repaired, it took about 4 weeks total. This is a long time for someone to wait who may be dependent on the one car but we had two other cars for our transportaion needs. The dealer was considering replacing the full transmission but later said they detemined that an overhaul would work. That was in July and by the first week in August 2009 I got it back fully repaired. The car was covered by warrenty in full. Five months have passed and so far so good. No problems in shifting or high rev speed between gears. We are keeping the car for now. If I should have any other issues I will post again.