experience Needed transmission, throttle body, troubles? (This is long) - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace

Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 03-29-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
Focus Enthusiast
Alptbird's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Fan#: 109943
Location: Flint, TX
What I Drive: 2008 focus sedan

Posts: 108
FF Reputation: 1 Alptbird Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Arrow experience Needed transmission, throttle body, troubles? (This is long)

I will start out with I have a 08 focus couple automatic.
Today I changed the solenoids in my transmission the three that are the same on one side and the two green tops on the other.
while doing this I took the time to install a Steeda air intake. so the mass air flow sensor got removed and replaced int he new air filter set up.

Now that you know what I did. let me tell you what is going on.

Park to drive then i take off for a drive everything is cool until i stop the first time. no noises. Now that I have stopped i start to go again. the car pulses has low to no powerjust surges forward. I back of the throttle, then try again. Car pulses. back off then try again and boom drives fine it is like the clutch bands were barely engaging. this happens every time i come to a complete stop and then go again. if i stop shift into park or neutral and then back to drive first time out of bag drives right... until I stop completely againand it repeats.


For those that are wondering my process.

Jacked up car
Removed drain pan
Removed filter forever.
Removed solenoids that were bad( really only one was but i replaced them all for good meassure)
Replaced the solenoids and reconnected the wires inorder in which they came off.
Replaced filter
reinstalled pan properly
Filled with 4 quarts of fluid Mercron V
Turned on car and let the pump do its thing. at idle for 5 min.
cycled through the gears for a short time every thing felt good. I thought.
checked fluid level looks to be a little too much really. and then drove it.
As for the air intake I followed the supplied instructions. no brainer.

So What have i missed? Is one of the Solenoids I put in the trans bad out of the box? Have blow by? If so which one?

Was my thinking that the torque converter held 2qts or more of fluid wrong? Dip stick looks to have a quart too much.

Throttle body giving me the finger? (no check engine lights or codes)

Mass airflow sensor in backwards? It only fits one way?

Too much fluid? I need to get some out?

It almost feels like there isn't enough fluid. The capasity I read was 7.1 qts for the 4F27E. Is that right?

Help, please Help. if i have to tear into the trans again thats fine but my mind will bother me till I figure it out.

Any ideas?

Alptbird is offline  
    Reply With Quote

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45 PM.

Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat