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#391 of 833 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 833 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 833 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??
#394 of 833 2002 ford focus zx3 trans problem
Apr 12, 2011 (8:28 am)
car was jumping when going up hills thought conver was bad added a additive 2 days later have no overdrive 1st and 2nd and reverse works great but when it shifts from drive to overdrive it kicks out of gear i replaced the shift solenoid and trans fluid worked for about 10 miles and guess what no overdrive again i cleaned the filter and eveything i really need some help this is crazy would wrong trans fluid or a bad filter cause this
#395 of 833 Re: 2002 ford focus zx3 trans problem [brianloar]
Apr 12, 2011 (8:56 am)
I ended up just replacing my trans for $1250 (brand new installed). Solenoid "A" and "E" are the ones known to go bad.
#396 of 833 Re: 2002 ford focus zx3 trans problem [brianloar]
Apr 12, 2011 (10:08 am)
Did you get it scanned??
#397 of 833 2006 4DR HB 2-3 slip 15,563 miles!
Apr 17, 2011 (9:52 am)
The dealer admits there is a slip from 2-3 when starting out cold, but says there is nothing to be done, that this is "inherent to this transmission model" and considers it to be a "normal characteristic of vehicle". 5 yr powertrain warranty runs out in less than a year. Don't know what to do, other than wait for the transmission to fail completely. AZ lemon law apparently will not help. Is there something I should be doing now?
#398 of 833 Re: 2006 4DR HB 2-3 slip 15,563 miles! [rcjetn]
Apr 17, 2011 (10:03 am)
BS! They have to fix that! Pay a lawyer $100 to write a letter explaing they have to fix it. My old pops bought a new car and had trans issue. Dealers played that game too. He hired a lawyer...FREE. Only collected if he won. Which they did. Pops got back 2yrs of his payments, they took the car back. Like as if he never bought it.
Don't settle for that BS. Make them fix it. Take it to another dealer. Or get a lawyer. NO OUT OF MONEY POCKET FOR LAWYER. The settlement includes lawyer fees. So dealer paid them.
#399 of 833 '07 Focus SE 4-dr, When in OD going uphill sometimes it slips out speedo
Apr 19, 2011 (8:34 am)
and tach rev up. It happens mostly at speeds above 55mph, and when it happens the whole car shudders. Once the car slows down a little bit it re-engages and acts like nothing was wrong. Its an automatic transmission. I recently had to replace a transmission solenoid when it wouldn't shift in to 3rd gear. I was hoping replacing that solenoid would solve the OD issue, but it didn't. I live in upstate NY where it is pretty mountainous, I can't be having this issue when trying to climb hills on the highway. Any help would be appreciated as for I've recently been laid off and can not afford to pay much for repairs. Thanks.
#400 of 833 Re: '07 Focus SE 4-dr, When in OD going uphill sometimes it slips out speedo [numena]
Apr 19, 2011 (8:41 am)
Which solenoid? A or E?