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Yesterday 09:36 PM
amc49 How many places are you going to post this?
09-22-2015 09:10 PM
ELCouz I got a P0972 - Shift Solenoid A Control Circuit Range/Performance error code.

Couldn't find any information on focus fanatics about P0972.

I guess I need to replace Solenoid A but I want to be sure since this code never showed up on the whole forum!

Symptoms: Flashing O/D, harsh neutral to first gear (D) or reverse

EDIT: wife 2007 MK1.5 70K miles 4spd auto 2.0L
08-17-2015 10:55 PM
ctoddfly Sorry, but I don't see the answer here. If I remove the Solenoid A, is there a way to test it, perhaps with a multi meter?
08-15-2015 08:55 AM
Tiger-Heli Best to start a new thread - this is MAINLY for the solenoid packs in the Gen 1 and Gen II Focus ATX.

The Gen III has a DCT (Dual clutch transmission) - basically an electronically shifted manual transmission.

Plenty of info on it in the Gen III forum and the warranty on (parts of) it has been extended, so your dealer service department should be working with you to make it right.

BTW - it typicallly isn't clutch re-setting or adjusting, it is usually clutch pack replacement or TCM (transmission control module) replacement.
08-14-2015 03:26 AM
Lee Nedirof I have a 2014 Ford. Focus Hatchback. I have trouble with the Transmission Problems and was told that the car has a automatic and a standard transmission? This car is not a good car or even a safe car to drive. I never know when it's going to decide not to change gears while driving it, it shudders and hesitates when I take off from a sitting positions. The only thing the dealer service department can tell me is the clutch needs resetting or adjusting when I feel the car not shifting.
07-06-2015 09:10 AM
amc49 At 183,000 miles the odds are that anything wrong there will be from wear rather than electrical..............several places for that to happen at high miles on these.
07-05-2015 11:28 PM
Originally Posted by sailor View Post
Go ahead & throw a set of "coil pigtails" on that duratec, not likely to solve anything unless mice chewed them off but what do we know?

Oops - gave you an answer you didn't want....
Love this guy!!! Maybe you should read through the posts about ripped o-rings inside the connectors....Sorry if I'm trying to get it running right for the next person...
06-18-2015 05:36 AM
amc49 Lol.

Someone has obviously never checked the success rate of even the best trans shops around, they themselves have maybe only a 50% success rate and why they commonly replace the entire trans now, they cannot find out what is wrong with them and very common.
06-18-2015 01:56 AM
sailor Go ahead & throw a set of "coil pigtails" on that duratec, not likely to solve anything unless mice chewed them off but what do we know?

Oops - gave you an answer you didn't want....
06-18-2015 01:07 AM
Originally Posted by Marde View Post
Congrats ErinP. Replaced Solenoid A and B right? Good job.

ATX trans issues are one problem that I fully support "throwing solenoids at it". Mostly because of the looming prices you might pay a professional shop to properly diag and fix a trans problem... and other factors too. However, your earlier post does not lead me to believe you have a trans problem that solenoid replacement might fix.

Have you created your own thread yet... where you have detailed your car symptoms and history? If not, you might get better help with your own thread.
Well, I threw down and replaced them all and still no fix. Also, bought some coil pigtails I'll throw at it next week when the weather picks up. Yeah, solenoids didn't do the trick, but when I sell it, it'll almost be a brand newish car!
I haven't created my own thread on it because half the people couldn't work under a good shade tree, another quarter are professional focus genius wannabes that all say... read through the posts, and the other quarter say something they heard once from a guy they know about a story their best friends uncle told them about a ford escort that they worked on once.

But, at least the thread on transmission fluid changes was informative. Thanks!
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