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Old 05-16-2004, 05:40 PM   #1
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Question Auto tranny slipping?

2000 Focus Lx. Auto trans. I'm not sure this is a problem but am wondering about it.
When I step down hard on my gas from start the clutch will slip and engine will rev. Of course I then let off and accelerate normal. I was trying to check my 0-60 timing but with auto trans it isn't so easy. I know with manuel you can shift through gears more efficiently but how much normal slip can be expected on a Focus with auto tranny when you stomp on the gas? Any thoughts on this?


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Old 05-16-2004, 05:50 PM   #2
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I have an auto,.. and my trans.. went out. When it slips like yours does, its a bad sign. They rebuilt mine under my warranty. Find out if your warranty is still good, if so get if fixed now. When you take it to a dealership take them for a ride yourself, other wise they are prone to tell you that you will need a trans. flush and thats all, and send you on your way. Stay firm with them and make sure you dont get the run around. Good luck dude...
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be easy on it....you're close to not being able to drive it...
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Isn't it normal on all auto trannies to not be able to just stomp down all the way on the gas and expect it to just shift through without any kind of slip? I remember other cars doing that. An auto trans is not meant to be stomped on like that is it? That's why I am thinking this is sort of a normal response. ??? Any more results please?
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Old 05-24-2004, 05:39 AM   #5
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I think your right hot rod, I think its got some give in it so you dont mash on the gas and destroy it.
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Thanks Navy, I do tend to try and be a hot rod in this little 4 banger Focus. I guess I should get a Porsche for that. haha I think it must be a normal response. I really don't think any thing is wrong....yet. I was just looking for feedback on normal response times, etc.
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yea i had problems with my tranny too, they had my car almost a month until they decided to just rebuild it...i think foci are prone to problems with the transmissions.
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