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Old 09-06-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
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Think I gotta lemon or a bad mechanic

Well like the title says I either have my self a lemon or a bad ford mechanic... My 08 ses is in the shop for the 3rd time due to a internal tranny breakage... The car is a atx no performance mods no neutral bombing and or racing... This is my dailey driver to get to work and to get the kids to town and back but it spends more time in the shop than on the road.....anybody else having problems with there's... The dealer I got it from leaked that he sees on average 4-5 a day!!!!!! I believe This is a lil rediculous no???? But anyways if any one else is having this problem or has any suggestions then plz let me know thanks...


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As far as I know the people around where I work at that have the ATX don't have any problems with their tranny. Maybe try a different place?
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Well like the title says I either have my self a lemon or a bad ford mechanic... My 08 ses is in the shop for the 3rd time due to a internal tranny breakage... The car is a atx no performance mods no neutral bombing and or racing... This is my dailey driver to get to work and to get the kids to town and back but it spends more time in the shop than on the road.....anybody else having problems with there's... The dealer I got it from leaked that he sees on average 4-5 a day!!!!!! I believe This is a lil rediculous no???? But anyways if any one else is having this problem or has any suggestions then plz let me know thanks...
i work for a ford dealership as an assistant service manager. the only 08-11 focus ive seen with trans issues was one with a leaking seal. thats it. the new foci dont have trans issues.
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Is this an independent mechanic or a ford dealer?
Try a different shop and see what they say

What exactly is the problem? Did they only tell you it's internal tranny breakage? Is it still under warranty?

I have a 2009 with ATX and I just rolled over 50400 miles this weekend with nothing breaking. I did get some shift slippage around 20k but that was fixed in a few hours and was told it was a bad shift solenoid and Ford had an updated part for it and they replaced it.
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yes this was the a ford dealer...actually the one i bought it from...and im not really expeincing problems with 3 or 4 its just complete catstofic faluire with no warning...honestly the first time i was aggravated the the secon pi$$ed and now the third i mean really im just really dissapointed in one of our few american made companys ya know
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yes this was the a ford dealer...actually the one i bought it from...and im not really expeincing problems with 3 or 4 its just complete catstofic faluire with no warning...honestly the first time i was aggravated the the secon pi$$ed and now the third i mean really im just really dissapointed in one of our few american made companys ya know
could be that the tech working on it hasnt fixed it right the first time??
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It sounds to me like you might just have a bad trans! I would see if they would replace the whole thing as it is a continues problem. Also Post this in the Tech section and the Ford Rep will assist you in getting the problem fixed.
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Should of got an MTX .. If its a continuing problem, ford should just swap out your ATX.
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I do love my 5speed, just wish it was a 6speed!
I have not owned an automatic since 1998! In fact i have never owned a Ford with an automatic, I don't really know how they last or any problems they may have!
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