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10-18-2014 10:13 PM
amc49 http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...77648437,d.b2U

Mazda service manual version of the Focus ATX.............98% of it exactly the same and good layout of how many things work, but brother you better be able to understand.........it WILL get deep
10-18-2014 04:13 PM
Marde ^^ Good post. Thanks for sharing. Yes, please come back and let others know your final results.
10-18-2014 04:01 PM
arcticcatzr800
Great info!

Had to replace the "A" solenoid in my focus today. It did seem to fix it for the first 5 miles I drove it, time will tell if this is indeed a permanent fix. It was a great write-up, helped a lot! It was shifting from 1-3 OK then from 3 up it would just hit neutral a few times trying to upshift then the computer would go into limp mode and deactivate 4th and 5th gear. Computer threw the usual Shift solenoid "A" code. Shifts occasionally seemed to be hard before the transmission warmed up and I could hear almost a screeching noise right before it would shift into second the first time you drive it when its cold. As of now it seems to shift smoother (but I have not tried it when its been very cold out yet and it might have still been a little warm from moving the car to get it on the ramps). It also would shift very hard a jerk if you let off the gas and got back onto it without going very, very slowly (such as slowing down for a right turn then giving it gas after the turn). I will try and post back more results as I get more miles on the car. Mileage is at 167,xxx right now and has never had anything done to the transmission to my knowledge.
09-15-2014 06:35 AM
amc49 There are technically TWO speed sensors, one input and the other output, output works the speedo, the other going bad IIRC does not affect speedo but will still mess up the works. The PCM compares them to each other to calculate whether in proper gear or not and slip as in converter lockup.

The 2-4 servo can break or loosen the pin that works 2-4 band, it is pressed into the servo piston. Pull valvebody to get to it. Band can crack or break, the driver side end cover comes off to get to that. The end cover itself can have severe wear issues in it. All fixed without yanking trans completely.

Everybody wants to change solenoids unintelligently let's say, I only change the one that affects the problem, the PCM will tell you since it monitors them. Most solenoids are changed for no good reason at all. The trick buzzword parts to change there since 'everybody else does it'. The shops push it as well, easy high buck job that then usually leads to further entire trans change, the double payback gimmick there.
09-14-2014 03:53 PM
Tiger-Heli If it is the speed sensor, that is a $25 dollar part and one bolt to remove and replace (and semi-easy access.)

Mine was doing that, but the speedo needle wouldn't move initially starting from a stop.

It's not a bad idea to start with that and go from there ...
09-14-2014 09:33 AM
FocusManny Okay thanks because they want to take whole trans out and rebuild it and I can't afford that right now. So what can I suggest to them possibly because these guys seem reasonable.


Do you think replacing all the solenoids and fresh fluid would work or no?[/QUOTE]
09-14-2014 09:25 AM
FocusManny OTE=amc49;96610]You may have 2-4 issues and maybe band there. The 2nd is slipping and 4 (OD) kicks out when PCM detects slipping. If that it can be fixed for way less than that, trouble is no shop wants simple fix any longer, they can only apparently survive by lying to completely change the trans since their guys are not good enough to fix the smaller issues. Many prefer to simply switch out trans now, not even going inside them at all. Could maybe be a speed sensor too. If PCM cannot read clean sharp shaft speeds it sometimes messes up the shifts.[/QUOTE]

Okay thanks because they want to take whole trans out and rebuild it and I can't afford that right now. So what can I suggest to them possibly because these guys seem reasonable.


Do you think replacing all the solenoids and fresh fluid would work or no?
09-14-2014 05:31 AM
amc49 You may have 2-4 issues and maybe band there. The 2nd is slipping and 4 (OD) kicks out when PCM detects slipping. If that it can be fixed for way less than that, trouble is no shop wants simple fix any longer, they can only apparently survive by lying to completely change the trans since their guys are not good enough to fix the smaller issues. Many prefer to simply switch out trans now, not even going inside them at all. Could maybe be a speed sensor too. If PCM cannot read clean sharp shaft speeds it sometimes messes up the shifts.
09-14-2014 02:15 AM
FocusManny Hello guys I had recently bought a 2006 Ford focus zx4 with 196k on it all high way miles. I was driving the car and out of no where it shifts out of 4th into 3rd then O/D light blinks. Then when shifting from 2-3 my trans feels like it is slipping revving high then jerking into 3rd. So I had my car towed to a trans shop they told they had pulled a code P0733 3rd gear incorrect ratio. The shop told me that the trans had to be rebuilt from 2495-2700$. They told me when then checked the fluid it smelt burnt yet I had recently replaced the fluid and filter. Is there anything you guys suggest I do before forking out all this money?
06-17-2014 10:54 AM
ZXWSE Start small: change the transmission fluid and filter. I had a similar experience with a Toyota and that solved my issue... I had never changed the fluid or filter in 40,000 miles.
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