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#411 of 833 transmission slipping
Jun 17, 2011 (3:10 pm)
I have a 2003 ford focus and I started having issues with the transmission slipping about a year ago when I accelerate to 30-40 mph (varies between the two) when the overdrive is on. But when I turn the overdrive off it does it less often. Never had a light show up on the dash board. Took the car in to auto shop (cuz dealerships charge too much and I get a lifetime warranty on parts and labor where I go. But anyway they did a diagnostic and not one code showed up they said a tune up should fix the problem it did not. Then went on vacation and it did it a few times, then it was okay for a while no issues, then it started up again in early May this year. Looked on line and found people with similar issues and solutions they used to fix the problem which inluded and a transmission flush, which I had done and it did not work, then it roccomended changing the shift solenoid A in the transmission, I ordered the part and changed it and that did not work it still slipped and shuttered when accelerating. Went on a trip to Pittsburgh and on the way there and on the way home still had the issue. But on the way home felt shuttering when I turned right on the highway at high speeds (65-75). Then the engine light went on got home the next day the engine light was still on and went to auto zone for a free diagnostic. Machine showed codes p0300, p0301, and p0304 misfire from piston 1, random piston misfire, and piston 4 misfire, took the car back in to the auto shop they drove it around and did not feel any misfires, but reccomended a fuel system cleaning said ok. They cleaned out the fuel system and the transmission still shutters and slips. Now I do not know what to do, but the check engine light has not come on. Anyone have any ideas, solutions
Jun 28, 2011 (4:09 pm)
My wife has a 2005 Focus ZX5, automatic transmission, as she was driving through an intersection, she said she heard a pop, then the car just stopped pulling. When I got there to help, the engine would run fine, but when she shifted into gear, there was a high pitched noise, but it wouldn't go at all. I dont feel like it's chutches, because it went all at once, and there is no smell. I have read lots of post here that seam mostly to do with sylinoids. Is there a chain, or drive belt in these transmitions? Any ideas?
#413 of 833 Re: transmission slipping [schro385522]
Jun 28, 2011 (7:54 pm)
It may not be solenoid A, I had to change solenoid A, B and the Pressure control solenoid, there all on the same side. Mine was not engaging under a heavy load(pressing the gas too hard). The MTX-75 which is the transmission used in all focuses isn't exactly the greatest built.
#414 of 833 Re: Just quit [mbale2203]
Jun 28, 2011 (8:03 pm)
There's no belts in these trannies just a standard gears and bands transmission. the pop was probably the transmission popping out of gear, the high pitch whine is it trying to engage back into gear. Its probably one of the solenoids and you don't always get a check engine light for the solenoids, that's the cheapest way to go. Ebay has them all in a set for $140, that's what i bought, changed them all along with the fluid and filter and no problems since.
#415 of 833 2005 Ford Focus SES ZX5 Hatchback...
Jun 29, 2011 (8:04 am)
I was on my way to my sister's house in NY last weekend, and when I hit the gas pedal my car acted as if it was in neutral and just would "clunk" into gear. Took it to AAMCO...I have no second gear and according to them, my "transmission is toast." The car is a 2005 with 81k on it. Getting a "used" transmission...thankfully I had the wherewithall (don't ask me how), to get "mechanical breakdown" insurance through GEICO and all that I have to do is pay my deductible or I would be crying bigtime right now. I don't think that 81k is a lot of miles....and after reading all of these posts....I would seem that the Focus has an issue with it's tranmission???? Wonder if there is anything that Ford would do about it????
#416 of 833 Re: 2005 Ford Focus SES ZX5 Hatchback... [mcgilbert2]
Jun 29, 2011 (8:31 am)
Ford won't, its not the tranmission, its the solenoids, they out around every 60k miles, aamco is wrong, when its slips out of gear and clunks back in like that and you have no second gear its solenoid B. I swear you would think even a place like aamco would do a little research but hey at least geico is paying for and not you
#417 of 833 2004 focus transmission problems
Jul 08, 2011 (1:22 am)
Our ff has had transmission problems. Not selecting 1st gear on takeoff from stopped. Computer reads solenoid e faulty. Had solenoid replaced at transmission shop at cost of $650. (quoted $350 for solenoid e cost alone which from forums I have just read is a total rip off! Does anyone know australian price for this solenoid?). The problem is not fixed and now shop is saying they need to check out the car computer an additional 8 hrs labour. Not being a mechanical expert but suspect of a total rip off I have removed the car but need help. Has anyone experienced a similar problem with their FF transmission.
#418 of 833 2012 Focus Transmission Problems?
Jul 09, 2011 (5:39 pm)
The lease will be up on my wife's 2009 Mercury Mariner (6 cyl/ 6 speed automatic) in December 2011. We haven't decided what will be her next car. The Mariner is our sixth Ford new vehicle that we've leased or purchased. The new Focus is (was) a consideration.
The 2009 Mariner has had numerous transmission problems. It been reprogrammed twice.
It's had numerous leaks. The driver's side short shaft and/or seal has been replaced twice. The transmission filler tube has been replaced. The car has now been at the dealership for three weeks waiting for all of the parts necessary to replace the transmission case. Apparently the transmission case has a machining defect in it which creates pressure inside the transmission forcing the transmission fluid to find away to escape, and therefore another leak. Ford's position on this is that this does not justify replacing the transmission with a new one. Their contention is that there is nothing wrong with the internal gears of the transmission. The dealership is going to take all of the parts out of the existing transmission and put them into a new casing. (I would think that if they were to add up all of the costs involved in doing this, there would be little or no savings compared to replacing the transmission with a new one.)
I have a close friend who has the latest version of the Fusion. He has had programming issues with his transmission that the dealer can not seem to fully correct.
I mention all of this because both my Mariner and my friend's Fusion have versions of Ford's new 6 speed automatic transmission. The Focus has a new 6 speed automatic. It may not be the same design as the trannies in the Fusion and the Mariner, but it is a new Ford automatic. I've read some reviews that state that the new Focus 6 speed automatic has some programming issues.
It certainly seems as if Ford has not gotten all of the bugs out of their newly designed automatics.
I would like to get some feedback from owners of the 2012 Focus. Are you having any tranny problems? As nice as the new Focus may be, I don't want to get another Ford and have to live through again what it's been like with my Mariner.
Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.
#419 of 833 Re: Ford focus transmission problem [harley42]
Jul 16, 2011 (10:49 am)
dear all ,
ford agent they know how to take your money but they dont know how to repair
any how i have ford focus 2006 modle , once i start the car some times i'm getting the follwing error
acceleration reduced ,then i need to stp the car and restart again
after one week i started getting new error acceleration reduce and engine system fult , and transmission malfunction
with this error the dash board heat is not ameter is not working with rpm meter
abs ,light battery light and most of the light are flashing
the ac is not cooling with this error and you will find the gear hard to change
once i stop and restart the car every things start working fine
any how i checked the car out side agent they informed me speed sensor
after i changed it the same problem again
then they informed me gear lever ( gear cable)
i chsnged it but also the same
latly i went to the agent of ford after two days of dignosis they gave me very long report
they told me dash board must be changed
thettle body must be chasnged
the total around 2000$
once i changed these parts they agent will be clear about the error of transmission malfunction
any body can advise me
wgat to do
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#420 of 833 Re: 2012 Focus Transmission Problems? [azmustang]
Jul 18, 2011 (7:25 am)
Just got a 2012 focus se. When at a stop you can feel the vibration through the steering wheel. Also car is a little hesitant on take off, all made worse with air on. As a owner of 15 new cars I would say this one worries me the most when I bring it in tommorrow to get checked, I can imagine serv. dept. saying they don't feel anything wrong. Overall pretty disapointed on this cars performance so far. 3rd focus.