Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum

Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum (
-   General Technical Chat (
-   -   2001 Auto transmission problems help! (

Johninmass 10-12-2011 04:48 PM

2001 Auto transmission problems help!
I have a 2001 focus that after a while of driving will not go into overdrive. At 45 or over I can put in neutral then back in drive and sometimes it will shift into overdrive. Sometimes the engine light will come on give code P0761 (Solenoid C) Also the tranny will overheat the " ! " light will come on the car is then stuck in limp mode 2nd only. After it cools down for a couple of hours it shift normal again till it gets hot again. Now I have done a fluid flush, new Shift Solenoids A,B & C, also new filter. After changing solenoid C the engine light still came back on code P0761. Anyone have any ideas I need help and can't afford a trip to the Tranny shop? When it is cold it shifts great.

DueceCoupe 10-12-2011 09:48 PM

Was the fluid flush before or after the problems started?
Fluid level is perfect?
I know jack about the tranny's our Cars have,but hope this bumps your thread so someone can Help You.
Also,welcome to the Forums!
Even if You don't stick around on the forums,please keep this thread updated till the problem is resolved as it Helps others in the future.

BlueOvalWRC 10-13-2011 06:45 PM

This explains how the 4F27E functions so it might help:

Johninmass 10-16-2011 06:51 AM

Thanks for the link. Does anyone think it's the EPC solenoid?

BlueOvalWRC 10-17-2011 08:11 AM

You could give these guys a call and see if a complete valve body might be the solution. Lentech

Johninmass 11-09-2011 05:04 PM

Still working on problem. Anyone have any other ideas.

Miller88 11-10-2011 12:23 PM

The ! could be an indication of a transmission malfunction - not an overheat (from what I understand).

Have you looked into the solenoids yet?

a_2000_se 11-10-2011 10:01 PM

Good article referenced.

The "!" can indicate ATX fluid overheated, SPI engine (means something else on ZETEC), or a speed sensor failing - which combined with your ATX starting off in 2nd may be a strong case for the OSS.

Johninmass 09-14-2012 01:41 PM

Still need ideas if anyone can help.
I'm about to replace the whole tranny with a used one. $200 with 90K on it.

elsolo 09-14-2012 02:56 PM

It could be the Transmission Fluid Temp (TFT) sensor.
(or the wiring to it)

The CPU won't let the car get into 4th gear if it's too cold
It won't lock up the converter if it's too hot.
If it gets too hot, it will enter a pre-set shift mode, disable the lockup in 2,3,4 gears, and turn on the dash light

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.