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#285 of 825 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 825 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 825 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 825 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 825 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!
#290 of 825 Re: 2003 Focus PO750 [kristi_m]
Jan 26, 2010 (5:57 am)
Hey if im not mistaken you have six of those solenoids. A, B , C ,D , E ,F and A is the most common to throw a malfuntion code on 70% of the focus. the other 30% are usally a d problem. The rest hardly ever go bad.
#291 of 825 Re: 2001 ford focus transmission [dno36]
Jan 26, 2010 (9:00 am)
What do you mean pump,etc?
#292 of 825 Re: 2001 ford focus transmission [bubba6213]
Jan 26, 2010 (3:28 pm)
Primary trans pump or some other major part of the trans.
If it is a solenoid issue it wil usually have some function left.
Get it scanned to check and go from there.
#293 of 825 Re: Solenoid A, but could it be something else? [ru8484]
Jan 26, 2010 (3:36 pm)
The flap open is a weird thing???
It should have nothing to do with the trans at all as far as I know.
Solenoids in a package....LOL.... is this a way for FoMoCo to fleece us some more?? First I heard of it, but I wouldn't put it past them.
I might call a dealer out of your district and see if it is a new 'pill' we have to swallow, or maybe just the local dealers got together and are trying to pull one over on you.
Just for kicks I called my local Ford Dealer and they told me they do not have an "A" solenoid, but there is one about 15 miles away....not in a 'pkg'.
What is the exact code you car showed at AutoZone??
They will give you a printout of parts and procedure and the exact code if you ask.
#294 of 825 engine stops after pulling into D
Jan 27, 2010 (4:54 pm)
I own a 2002 Focus ZX5 automatic transmission. Since sometime I experience the following problem every once in a while: the car stops running after a big bang is heard. If this occurs I'm able to start again, but when I pull into Drive again, the motor might stop immediately or it stops after the first gear. It looks pretty similar to the problems I've read until now in this forum, but on the other hand it differs because until now I haven't read about anyone who said the motor stops running immediately after pulling into D. When I put my foot on the gas when pulling into D it might hold on for a few meters but then it stops anyhow after going into 2nd gear. The weird est thing about the whole matter is that this problem happened before. When I brought it to my mechanic he told me he couldn't find what the cause of the problem is. After that I drove for 5 months without a problem and now all of a sudden the problem is back. Anyone of you guys familiar with this behavior?