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#696 of 833 Need help figuring out if I just need some new parts and not a new tranny!
Jul 15, 2013 (8:49 pm)
I have a 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE with 130,00 miles on it.
I was in a turn lane waiting for the light to change and as I stepped on the gas my car started to make a really loud screeching noise. I tried stepping on the gas and it wouldn't go. It only makes the noise when it is in any other gear except park. I had no wrench lights on my dash board come on at all either. I also just had my oil changed 3 weeks before and the all fluid was topped off so it wasn't empty. The car seemed to be running just fine and showed no signs of my transmission slipping, at least that I know of. I always get it serviced on time and take it to the shop at the first sign of any problem. Any idea if it is just a part that can be replaced or the whole tranny? My mechanic is trying to get me to pay $2,300 for a used one with labor and I can not afford that kind of money as I am a broke college student in debt!
#704 of 833 Re: Need help figuring out if I just need some new parts and not a new tranny! [mbarnet]
Jul 28, 2013 (10:33 am)
You might want to have your car towed to a different place for a second opinion, preferably a transmission specialist. Something isn't engaging in your transmission, which means that whatever the former part(s) was/were floated in pieces all around your transmission causing more damage than you might have thought.
Unfortunately, the true limiting factor in getting a fix of any type is your economic situation. If your college doesn't have a student car tech group that might be interested in looking at your problem, you might want to start calling all the vo-tech institutions in your area to see whether they're interested in fixing your car. Or ask whomever you can whether they know a shadetree mechanic who can handle transmission problems (if they exist).
#705 of 833 2005 Ford Focus zx3 Check engine code P0720
Jul 28, 2013 (11:29 am)
I was having problem with my daughters Focus zx3 automatic dropping out of gear into neutral. I have been unable to duplicate the problem myself, but today I got a check engine light with the code P0720. I believe this points to the transmission speed sensor. Has anyone had this issue with their cars?