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Old 04-30-2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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Transmission Question

I am new to the forum and do apologize if that has been brought up before. I have a 2.0l DOHC 2005 Focus ZX4 SE. Without any notice, my wife pulls out of a store parking lot and my automatic transmission started whining and would not go into any gear and would whine along with the rpm's. The whining was even in Park. My mechanic is saying it needs a replacement tranny.

My questions is, wouldn't this just be an easy fix versus getting a new tranny? I have about 130,000 miles on it. Bad thing is, I know very little about transmissions.


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Old 04-30-2013, 05:13 PM   #2
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No one has an idea?
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:55 PM   #3
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So, what makes you think there is an 'easy' fix? You seem to suggest you have one then say nothing about it.

The easy fix could be as simple as checking the fluid level.
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I'd also suggest just check to make sure the fluid is full.
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"Couldn't this be an easy fix?" might be the original intent of the post.

I'm assuming the O.P. is looking for any input from someone who has seen similar symptoms turn out to be less 'tragic" than needing the proverbial "rebuilt transmission".

I can only think of a couple cases I've seen/heard of that match, either of which any mechanic should be able to see.

1. Had a friend who likes to play with cars, but breaks everything he touches, spin the wheels in snow 'till one suddenly gripped dry pavement breaking a driveshaft at the trans. end (Acura Integra)

2. Poster on here didn't have the shift cable adjusted right, didn't go into gear.

Neither is likely to match this situation, if anyone has seen a similar problem it might help the Guy out, if only to confirm it's likely "toast". (My first guess, but it'd be nice to be wrong here)

I can't offer any better suggestion than to call around for estimates, to confirm what the job might cost in his area.

Luck! to the OP, doesn't sound too hopeful...
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Thanks! It's just hard to accept this issue when there was no, zip, nadda, warning or signs. I have it at a shop but come to find out, it is hard to get my transmission. Mechanic said it was the "main drive"? Anyways, it is very frustrating!
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Hard to get transmission?
It's a very high production unit, Ford sold a million of them.
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