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#280 of 833 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions [dno36]
Jan 23, 2010 (5:24 pm)
Ok so we replaced solenoid A and solenoid E the car shifted down the block turned around and now the O/D light is blinking and the shifting has stopped. Now we get code #0751 and the shift solenoid A mechanical or hydraulic performance code?
What now? Once again my brother IS a certified mechanic! And he tells me NO mistakes were made. Should we try and replace another solenoid?
PLEASE HELP I LOVE MY LITTLE ORANGE CAR!!!!!
#281 of 833 2001 ford focus transmission
Jan 24, 2010 (2:04 pm)
I have a 2001Ford focus.My transmission quit! I left my driveway and went about 200 yards and it just plain quit going. Does anyone have any ideas?
#282 of 833 Re: 2001 ford focus transmission [bubba6213]
Jan 24, 2010 (8:01 pm)
Sounds like a major failure...Pump...etc.
#283 of 833 Re: 2003 Focus PO750 [kristi_m]
Jan 24, 2010 (8:24 pm)
Well Kristi.....seeing that there are 6 solenoids in our Focus's trans, I do wonder what your guy is referring to when he says "both of them"???
From what I found out, you must get the "A" solenoid directly from a Ford parts dealer. If your local dealer does not have one, they usually will tell you which of the local dealers has one, unless they are schmucks. Just ask them. I needed to go about 25 miles to find ours.
Hope this gets to you in time and it helps
#284 of 833 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions [merryem]
Jan 24, 2010 (8:36 pm)
What do you mean by: "the shifting has stopped"??
The O/D light blinking happens often with a trans code error.
Don't know why you replaced 2 solenoids?? The 0751 code does point back to the "A" solenoid. It is possible you got a bad one or there may be a loose connection.
The typical" problem fix here is for the 0750 code, however it seems that the 0751 code does get displayed when the "A" solenoid has gone bad as well.
#285 of 833 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions [dno36]
Jan 25, 2010 (1:21 pm)
Well it shifted on the test drive and then stopped. My brother got two codes.I don't know what told him to change E. (he's not here right now.) I did run the gambit of question, could it be backwards?, Are you sure you hooked up everything right?, Did you sneeze and blow something else off LOL. He is a very careful when working on cars. The guys at his shop make fun of him for moving so slow, but when only 3 cars have come back in the last 5 or 6 years they have stopped laughing!
So I'm guessing the code we have is not for the A solenoid? I read (and my brother read) the codes list posted here. Maybe the car was too far gone?
I'll post a general message.
#286 of 833 2005 Focus 42000 miles no longer shifting.
Jan 25, 2010 (1:38 pm)
Looooong story short, the problem start about a year ago. I was not driving the car at the time. My boyfriend was using it to go to work. He complained about the shifting and I said its in your head. (he normally drives a V8 truck.) I told him he can't stand on the gas and expect it to move like the truck would. My brother (a certified GM mechanic) told him the same thing. (boyfriend drives like he is in NASCAR!) We'll 2 weeks ago I went to go some where and the car would not shift and drive faster than 25 MPH. My Brother came out with his computer and got code #0751 and another code I can not recall right now. He found the codes are for A and E solenoids to be replaced. I found the fix in posts # 76 and #110. He came out this weekend and did the work. On the test drive it took a few seconds and then it shifted. Then we tested a bit further and it stopped shifting. My brother got code #0751 again.
Any ideas? Should we try and replace the A solenoid again? My brother is a very careful mechanic. Maybe all solenoids need replacing.
#287 of 833 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Transmission Repair Instructions [merryem]
Jan 25, 2010 (5:58 pm)
Well I wish you luck, sounds like your bro has his act together.
#288 of 833 Re: 2005 Focus 42000 miles no longer shifting. [merryem]
Jan 25, 2010 (6:03 pm)
Merry, LOL "All" the solenoids do not need replacing.....unless you are getting codes on all of them.........
The lack of shifting tends to lead in another direction than just a solenoid issue.
Could be a bad "A" solenoid.
#289 of 833 Solenoid A, but could it be something else?
Jan 26, 2010 (5:40 am)
This was very strange to me! I had been out all morning the friday before Christmas and the car was running excellent. I stopped like I usally do every oil change and get a bottle of lucas fuel injector cleaner, been doing this since 03 like clockwork. I drive over to the bp and fill my tank up with gas. Now heres the part that is bugging me. I noticed the little flap that pops open when you put the gas pump pipe in was stuck open. I couldnt get it to come back down, but I didnt really think it would make a difference as long as the lid went back on. I get not even a half mile down the raod and boom will not shift past 30mph. Another strange thing is I was near a shop and stopped in the guy ran a obd2 and it showed solenoid a malfunction. He reset the code and the car ran perfect for the 30 minute drive home and the next day we drove back to the city another 30 minute drive and again was running perfect. We went to eat, took the wife and kids to a few places and on our way home bam done it again. Autozone still shows a solenoid a malfunction, but now a reset onley last for a short period now my points here are this. #1 if this solenoid was really bad why would it have been able to be reset in the computer and run perfect for the time period it did? #2 Could it be the little flap in the fuel door? I really need some help with this before I spend money I do not have! Please!!!! anyone? I also called three ford dealers in my area who tell me all the solenoids come in a package now for $130.00 and you can not by them by themselves anymore!