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Old 12-15-2014, 01:14 PM   #1
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cant shift into drive only 1 and 2

2003 Ford Focus auto trans.

I cant shift into drive or overdrive only first or second. Not my car, yet.

Is this usually a problem of linkage or the transmission? 124,000 miles.

ANy help appreciated.


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Old 12-15-2014, 05:01 PM   #2
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Old 12-15-2014, 07:55 PM   #3
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So the automatic lever will not let you put it in drive? Or while driving it shifts only from first to second?
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Old 12-16-2014, 07:46 AM   #4
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I would make that not my car as in ever............trans issue more likely and for sure if you can put the lever in D and still get nothing. Pull ATX dipstick and look at the fluid color, if not pretty much red then dump any ideas of that car.
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I would make that not my car as in ever............trans issue more likely and for sure if you can put the lever in D and still get nothing. Pull ATX dipstick and look at the fluid color, if not pretty much red then dump any ideas of that car.


^^^ this.



Unless you want to put a new transmission in it, and your getting it for under $25, I'd avoid it like the plague
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Be sure to check the transmission fluid level with the engine idling.
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