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Old 02-19-2013, 08:38 PM   #21
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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.

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Old 02-20-2013, 10:24 AM   #22
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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!
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:36 PM   #23
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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....
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:57 AM   #24
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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 $$$.

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Old 02-22-2013, 05:59 AM   #25
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X2 there brother...........
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:41 PM   #26
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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
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