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#487 of 689 Re: Transmision or Electrical problem? [grosstonnage]
Mar 04, 2012 (2:49 pm)
grosstonnage, ...your experience might help us with the continuing saga of Focus issues. I have been meaning to post the following: .....
On or about Jan 21, 2012, I removed the battery terminals and cleaned them and the cable clamps with backing soda. I also used a wire brush tool that was made for the purpose and cleaned the clamps and terminals to bright shinny metal. The clamps were put in place and the connections were sprayed with silicone spray...
It is now Feb 4, and the car has been driven on around town trips about 6 times and we believe the transmission problem has not re-appeared yet...
It is now March 4, 2012 and a strange think happened to the Focus today. I was driving... The car started fine, I backed it out of the driveway and made it down our street to a stop sign. The engine died at the stop sign or when I pushed on the brakes, it died, I shifted out of Drive and into Neutral and tried to start it--I forgot that the shift lever had to be in Park before starting. I shifted into Park and tried to start it,...nothing, no response from the starter. Tried to activate the Hazard lights and nothing, My wife looked at the brake lights from outside the car as I pressed the brake pedal, ...nothing, The shift lever would not come out of park, the car could not be pushed because it was in Park-gear. We asked the Lord Jesus Christ to help us because we were headed for Church and choir practice. We could not leave the car dead at a corner intersection. I walked back to the house and got my car, a ford Escort, and jumped the Focus battery. Praise God, the Focus started. My wife drove it back to our garage and we took the Escort to church. When we came home I decided to try and start the car and it if did start, I intended to back it into the garage so that a tow truck could access it more readily. The car started up perfectly and I drove it into the street and turned it around and backed it into the garage, no problem--clearly we have an intermittent problem. We intend to take it to our local automotive repair garage, we trust them. My wife does not want to end up stuck some where, especially on the freeway so she will call AAA and have the car towed to the garage. We will have them run a diagnostic or the charging system and I will ask them to check the replaceable relays for signs of malfunction..and I intend to byy for my wife one of those "Battery Booster" portable things--I will report what the auto guys find out.... carburetor1 signig off
#488 of 689 Re: Transmision or Electrical problem? [carburetor1]
Mar 04, 2012 (8:11 pm)
To grosstonnage. And I think I have problems. Bear in mind that my problem only occurs on the highway over 50-55 mph. So I doubt that it is related to your problem. If my situation doesn't get worse I can control the problem. Being that my car has 104,000 miles on it and there are other issues that are going to have to be addressed eventually (timing belt, front struts and who knows what, I am considering selling the vehicle. Keep me posted if you finally find the answer. These things seem to very hard to figure out. Cars are way too complicated these days. I sure miss the days of my '39 ford.
#489 of 689 Re: 2012 focus auto trans [polter12]
Mar 23, 2012 (8:19 pm)
YOU ARE CORRECT 3 MONTHS REPLACED BERRINGS AND TRANNY IS CRAP
#490 of 689 Re: 2012 focus auto trans [just2muchfun]
Mar 27, 2012 (10:25 pm)
My 2012 is now in the shop for berring replacement. 2213 miles had it for 4 months. I am going to trade it in for 2013 focus perhaps it is different or something else. Honda Mazda. When the dealer drove my car their answer was push on the gas petal harder. As for the 40 mpg I will be one of the class action lawsuit for misrepresentation. You will see
#491 of 689 Re: 2012 focus auto trans [just2muchfun]
Mar 27, 2012 (10:28 pm)
you can send me a message if you would like to get together me address is my name plus verizon.net
#492 of 689 Re: 2012 focus auto trans [just2muchfun]
Mar 28, 2012 (8:31 am)
bearing replacement at only 2200 miles on a 2012 ford focus???doesn't suprise me and i wouldn't purchase a ford car if you gave it to me....
#493 of 689 Re: 2012 focus auto trans [just2muchfun]
Apr 11, 2012 (7:36 pm)
My 2012 Focus has 9300 miles on it. Today while driving down a normal road at 30 mph it started cutting out while accelerating. Each time it would shift it would rev up like I put it in neutral. Plenty of gas in it too. Out of the blue it just started happening. Was fine when I got up to 60 mph on the freeway. Got to the office and turned it off. Didnt do it again on the way home but the check engine light is still on. Very irritated about this since it is a brand new car. And I too am interested in the class action, checked my focus MPG today...only 30 and that is freeway time. Not happy about that either.
#494 of 689 Re: 2012 focus auto trans [mistywhitbey]
Apr 12, 2012 (9:08 am)
Have you gone to the dealer to have the tranny software reflashed? It's usually an easy process and many have reported much improved results afterwards.
Apr 12, 2012 (11:04 am)
#496 of 689 2001 ford focus se- screaming sound when changing gears
Apr 14, 2012 (1:33 pm)
My Focus has started giving me problems changing gears. Going uphill it really hesitates and also on the highway, its hard to get it over 45 miles per hour. Sometimes when it hesitates for a while it acts like it wants to overheat. It is also making a screaming noise when it is trying to change gears. If i am on flat land and back roads the car runs fine, sometimes the screaming will start but not as bad as when i am trying to get over 45 mph or on an incline. Please let me know if you have the same problem or if you know what the problem is.