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#394 of 672 2002 ford focus zx3 trans problem
Apr 12, 2011 (9:28 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 672 Re: 2002 ford focus zx3 trans problem [brianloar]
Apr 12, 2011 (9:56 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 672 Re: 2002 ford focus zx3 trans problem [brianloar]
Apr 12, 2011 (11:08 am)
Did you get it scanned??
#397 of 672 2006 4DR HB 2-3 slip 15,563 miles!
Apr 17, 2011 (10:52 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 672 Re: 2006 4DR HB 2-3 slip 15,563 miles! [rcjetn]
Apr 17, 2011 (11:03 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 672 '07 Focus SE 4-dr, When in OD going uphill sometimes it slips out speedo
Apr 19, 2011 (9:34 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 672 Re: '07 Focus SE 4-dr, When in OD going uphill sometimes it slips out speedo [numena]
Apr 19, 2011 (9:41 am)
Which solenoid? A or E?
#401 of 672 Re: '07 Focus SE 4-dr, When in OD going uphill sometimes it slips out speedo [tread7081]
Apr 19, 2011 (10:26 am)
I replaced the "A" solenoid.
#402 of 672 Re: 2004 Focus SE tranny heavy vibration/rumble [focusfred]
Apr 22, 2011 (12:44 am)
I have this same transmission RUMBLE problem as in message #209. It is louder when cold. It is louder with higher engine speed. A trans fluid changed helped a little but did not fix it. Any new info here? Thanks
#403 of 672 Clutch, solenoid, or tranny
Apr 30, 2011 (10:53 am)
Hey guys, I'm having some major tranny problems right now. I bought the car used at 100k miles, and now it has a little over 150k on it. I haven't made any major repairs except a new thermostat housing. It is a 5 speed transmission and is a 2002 ZX3. It is very difficult to start off. I put it in first gear, and if I keep my wheel straight, no turning involved, it stays in gear much better, except on a hill or incline. But if it is a hill or if I have to turn and start off at the same time, it doesn't stay in gear, and I hear it grinding and having other loud noises. And even when I start off and get to cruising at 55 or 60 mph it still slips out of 5th gear making the same noises, but not NEAR as bad as when I'm starting off. Do I just need a new solenoid, is it my clutch and clutch plate,or do I need a new tranny? Help please!!!