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#320 of 673 Focus Transmission Problems
Jun 21, 2010 (10:15 am)
My problem started with a 1996 Ford Contour-transmission problems-dealer I bought the car from said they took it to FORD,(later found out they didn't) Ended up with a 2002 Focus. It has been sitting for 5 yrs with transmission problems. Finally in April got a mechanic to put in an aftermarket(from a popular company) Same problem. Shifting from drive to 2nd it jerks. Now 4 transmissions later I am still having the same problem. Another mechanic told me to google transmissions and here I am. I am on disability, have put over $2000 into my car in the last month, otherwise the car is in great shape. This new mechanic told me it is the solinodes(msp).
My dad was a master mechanic. I know how to change oil, spark plugs, brakes, just not transmissions. He is no longer with us. Can anyone help with suggestions. Called FORD and they said that I can't rely on what is on the web
#321 of 673 2002 ford focus tranny problems again.
Jun 21, 2010 (7:16 pm)
I own a 2002 ford focus and once again having problems with the transmission. A few yers ago i had to have a censer replaced in it cause it would only go 30miles ph. Now my problem is that before the transmission warms up, i can drive it forward and then in reverse,but as soon as it's warm it stops. the replacement of a transmission is costly and hoping it might be another censer. Please help!
#322 of 673 Re: Focus Transmission Problems [nyyneefn]
Jun 22, 2010 (4:50 am)
Have you had the computer scanned??
#323 of 673 Re: Focus Transmission Problems [dno36]
Jun 22, 2010 (10:10 am)
No i haven't can't drive it to get it scanned. once it gets warm it doesn't move at all in either direction.how can i get this done.
#325 of 673 Ford Focus 2007 SES coupe tranny
Jun 22, 2010 (8:30 pm)
Anybody knows how to replace the "E" solenoid and what is the wiring colors?
#326 of 673 Ford Focus tranny probs. again.
Jun 24, 2010 (9:13 pm)
Ok~! I called Auto Zone to rent this scanning machine to see what is wrong with my car and to see what code i need. They told me as long as my engine light isn't on it won't scan. So i go out to make sure the engine light still pops up when i start my car and just my luck it won't. Any other ideas! Please help!
#327 of 673 Re: Ford Focus tranny probs. again. [miamay9]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 25, 2010 (6:55 am)
Not necessarily true. Codes may be stored but generally from problems that self-corrected (for the moment). Hence the light went out after a certain number of restarts with the problem not signaling the computer.
#328 of 673 Re: ford focus 02 lx [focus87]
Jun 25, 2010 (12:49 pm)
Just reading this today you can try What Ever It Takes 954-941-0671, don;t know if they sell to the public or just repair shops
#329 of 673 2007 Focus Transmission problems
Jul 07, 2010 (6:50 am)
I have a 2007 Ford Focus that has a little over 69000 miles on it. I began to notice that when it needs to shift up (from 3rd gear up from what I can tell) I feel a vibration and it will either shift back down or finally jump up to the gear it needs to be in. This problem was much more frequent when traveling up a hill. Over the weekend, as I was driving (up an incline), the car seemed like it didn't want to shift up at all and revved very loudly with no increased power. Then the O/D off light began flashing. I took it to a mechanic who drove it (two days later due to being closed for the 4th of July weekend) and said that he didn't experience any problems at all nor were any codes sent to the computer. He serviced the transmission (changed fluids and filter etc), said that the fluid was dirty but there were no metal chunks, and stated that he had driven it three different times afterwards and it was fine. As I was driving it home that day (I live approximately 20 miles from the garage) I began feeling the vibration about a mile before I needed to exit the interstate (I was going about 65 mph). When I got off of the interstate, the car began doing the same thing that it did before, except the O/D off light did not come on this time. My dad drove it back to the mechanic this morning and had no problems out of it at all until he got off of the interstate and began going up a hill, and once again, it began revving with no increased power. Of course, I am fearful that the mechanic will either have no idea what the problem is or tell me that I need an entirely new transmission, which I cannot afford. Has anyone experienced similar problems and perhaps know of a more inexpensive solution?