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#384 of 836 2003 Z3 Transmission
Mar 30, 2011 (12:35 pm)
Ok, so I went back to COPELAND who replaced my transmission 12,000 miles ago(It just now turned 40,000) and he said they couldn't find anything, the tranny was fine..etc. They cleared aLL THE codes and drove the car for 2 days--nothing. I am so paranoid....something happened 2 weeks ago, I did NOT imagine it. I am not taking this focus out of town. I am still debating on if I should just hand the car over to the bank, because I am NOT putting another 4,000 into this car, NO *&^% way!
One of my friends who worked for Ford for years told me that ONLY the trucks go without transmission problems, that ALL of their cars have problems with the tranny.
I am furious, Brand new IN 2004, AS OF NOW 40,000 MILES AND NOTHING but problems.
I reAlly want to SUE ford.............
#385 of 836 Need part numbers for solenoids?
Mar 30, 2011 (1:14 pm)
PO750 Solenoid A - XS4Z7H148AA
PO755 Solenoid B - ?
PO770 Solenoid E - XS4Z7G484AA
OBDII reader showed these codes. Can someone confirm part numbers?
#386 of 836 Re: Need part numbers for solenoids? [tread7081]
Mar 30, 2011 (2:27 pm)
If you call you r local friendly Ford parts dealer, tell them your year and model are, I believe they can confirm for you....I find it amazing 3 solenoids can go out at once???? Hmmm
#387 of 836 Re: Need part numbers for solenoids? [dno36]
Mar 30, 2011 (3:01 pm)
Ya, called three dealers! Yes, three. They don't list them as "A" "B" etc. they all said. I found the part numbers.
As for them all going at once. What's your take? I personally plugged in my OBDII and the codes PO750, PO755, AND PO770 all came up. No games. Way to old for that. Shoot me some ideas if you think the OBDII reader is bad or giving false codes
For those like me and college was many moon rotations ago and your not interested in "call the dealer" or "google it" Here you go. Great info!
Shift solenoid A: P/N XS4Z-7H148-AA $32.00 same as “A,B”
This solenoid appears to ONLY control 3rd to 4th gear shifts.
Shift solenoid B: P/N XS4Z-7H148-AA $32.00 same as “A,B”
This solenoid only controls torque converter lockup. When this solenoid is activated, The clutch inside the torque converter locks the stator to the impeller, making it a mechanical connection rather than a fluid one. Improves engine efficiency, and also drops the rpm by 200-300.
Shift solenoid C: P/N XS4Z-7G484-AA $115.00 same as “C,D,E”
This is the big mamma. This solenoid controls the forward clutch for each shift. It is a pulse width-modulated solenoid, meaning the time length of a shift can be changed via an ECU tune. If this solenoid goes bad, you will have issues with the rpm jumping up really high during shifts and the trans will hesitate to go into gear.
Shift solenoid D: P/N XS4Z-7G484-AA $115.00 same as “C,D,E”
This solenoid controls whether or not first gear is engaged. When it is activated, it empties an accumulator filled with fluid, which releases a spring that engages 1st gear. This is why 2->1 downshifts are relatively rough. This solenoid also opens the 2nd/4th band of clutches when 1st is engaged. If this solenoid goes out, you may experience bucking when starting from a stop, or troubles downshifting into first.
Shift solenoid E: P/N XS4Z-7G484-AA $115.00 same as “C,D,E”
I am having a hard time figuring out what this one does, but it appears to only control 2nd to 3rd shifts.
This solenoid controls how much pressure is in the solenoid system. It is told how much to give by the throttle position sensor. More throttle = more pressure.
#388 of 836 Re: Need part numbers for solenoids? [tread7081]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 30, 2011 (5:34 pm)
I think E operates 1st and 2nd
Mar 30, 2011 (7:27 pm)
Ok. Cleared codes after we first started it and drove it. Took it for a long drive in 1-2 around our small town. Now code PO771 came up only. Shift Solenoid E Performance or Stuck Off
Still no 3-4 nor reverse.
#390 of 836 2005 Ford Focus---transmission problem
Apr 04, 2011 (4:39 pm)
Went out of town, and while on the way the transmission decided to stop shifting from 2nd to third. Went the rest of the way pushing 2nd. and came back doing 40 mi. hr. on a 65 mi. hr. freeway. Lots of fun--hey!! I talked to a few mechanics, but it sounded like they were messing with me. I knew it was transmission but not what?? Went to AAMCO and they told me the solenoid E is stuck open. And now I am reading you guys and it sounds like a Ford problem that they should honor and fix. I mean get real, 2005 and I am still paying on it. I do not know how much it will take to fix it, but is is my only car and I can't afford this!
#391 of 836 Re: 2005 Ford Focus---transmission problem [craftyrcf]
Apr 04, 2011 (5:43 pm)
Had to have the solenoids and 2nd gear band replaced on my Focus. Was shown the worn parts. The band had snapped in two. I don't know how it managed to stay on?? Mechanic said it rubbed against the solenoids eventually causing them to stick creating the shifting problems. No way to tell how long the band had been broken and wearing against the solenoids. Total repair cost was $1200. Even with that, it may still need a new transmission some time down the road. I can only pray these repairs did the trick and a new transmission won't be needed...or at least not needed for a very long time.
#392 of 836 Re: 2005 Ford Focus---transmission problem [callyco]
Apr 04, 2011 (7:47 pm)
Local shop has a few new transmissions. $1250 installed. 24month/24k mile warranty. I took it. Glad I did. I see the rebuild price.
#393 of 836 Re: 2005 Ford Focus---transmission problem [callyco]
Apr 05, 2011 (2:55 am)
Now, I am not a mechanic, however, I play one on TV...LOL.
Seriously, while not being positive, I do not believe that the bands could rub on the solenoids, as I believe they are not in close contact at all. How could 1 band rub on all the solenoids??
Yes I have heard of bands breaking before, and there are a number of reasons one could break, but from rubbing on the solenoids??