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06-06-2014 07:36 AM
amc49 With ATX half the problems cannot even be seen, they show up when you measure things to realize they are looser than they looked. Tight clearance parts hold seals correctly, loose ones let them leak. Why I always change pretty much all bushings in every trans I do. Lotsa work normal shops won't touch but since I see the benefit myself I do it. Not one regret yet.
06-05-2014 09:18 PM
Endless Very true. When you pull the cover its easy to pull the entire drum out and check it while you there. With the Mazda cover that has the aluminum seal surface on the rear cover, it will wear long before the other parts. If you are having this problem on a focus with the steel ring, then you definitely will need to inspect all of the parts closely.

THANKS AMC for your help. We all appreciate it!


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The cover will replace half the wear but the other parts that run with it need checking as well. All about stabilizing the rotating assembly there and tight seals to seal up well. Change just seals or cover and the parts tilting still make a leak from seal lip deflection. The OP checked for that and lucked out, some others won't.
06-05-2014 06:33 PM
amc49 The cover will replace half the wear but the other parts that run with it need checking as well. All about stabilizing the rotating assembly there and tight seals to seal up well. Change just seals or cover and the parts tilting still make a leak from seal lip deflection. The OP checked for that and lucked out, some others won't.
06-05-2014 01:13 AM
Endless Just thought I would update this thread. The trans has about 30k more miles on the it with the only problem being a leaking axle seal.

I've had a few PM's asking for a part number. I cannot find one readily but if you sear on Ebay for "fn4ael rear cover" or "4f27e rear cover" there should be lots to chose from. Make sure you get one from a focus with the pressed on steel sleeve and not just machined into the aluminum.
10-07-2013 06:41 PM
S2FocusZX3 I know this thread is a little old, But I have a 2000 Focus ZX3 It has about he same issue. It will shift 1st and 2nd fine but when it tries to go from 2nd to 3rd it will just go from 2nd to neutral and it revs up and doesnt go anywhere. 1st and 2nd work great no slippage.

I was wandering if anybody could link me to the part he replaced or show me a pic. Id like to just replace that if its the issue.

also I have the DOHC and trans code is PVAC XS4P-DF
02-22-2013 06:59 AM
amc49 X2 there brother...........
02-21-2013 02:57 AM
Endless Dealers love throwing new parts at cars. It saves them time and makes them money.

I've learned over the years that alot of the parts I've replaced bought me little more than piece of mind over re-using the old parts with a thorough cleaning and inspection. Its amazing the service life you can get out of internal parts/ bearings even when non-critical areas are damaged. Theres a certain satisfaction i get out of reusing old parts and saving $$$.

Thanks again for all if your help!
02-20-2013 09:36 PM
amc49 There you go. Just putting it out there. I would have done same thing, if flow seems good enough the old one would most likely be going right back on car. I would have soaked it for a week in acetone, if that doesn't break trash loose nothing will or none there. Them factory boys don't care about recouping parts since they don't get advantage from it. I save/reuse every part I can. I blew up a CD4E on a Contour, common on them with the sorry engineering, one drive shell I reused looked like a bomb went off inside it (actually did in a way), it works fine some 6 years later. If you saw that part you'd laugh....
02-20-2013 11:24 AM
Endless
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Luck...........you should probably know that Ford strongly recommends the trans cooler be changed when this type of wear occurs, often the cooler stops up and the return to back of the end cover then slows down to a trickle to wear the cover out. The cooler is supposedly not cleanable, the design of the inside of tubes stops it from flushing clean of trash settled in it.
Thanks amc, i did read about that in one of the ford manuals. The mazda cooler looks a bit different than the ford cooler, but is probably similar internally. The mazda manual says to flush the cooler so I flushed it backwards and forward with mineral spirits and compressed air and the flow was normal. I will research the mazda cooler more and price out a replacement.

Thanks again for all of your help!
02-19-2013 09:38 PM
amc49 Luck...........you should probably know that Ford strongly recommends the trans cooler be changed when this type of wear occurs, often the cooler stops up and the return to back of the end cover then slows down to a trickle to wear the cover out. The cooler is supposedly not cleanable, the design of the inside of tubes stops it from flushing clean of trash settled in it.
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