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Old 11-01-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
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Regular maintenance destroyed the tranny??

I've done the typical pan drop, new filter and fluid change at least a dozen times on Fords thru the years. This has never happened, and it's urgent.

Drove into the garag, dropped the pan, cleaned the magnet and put on a new filter, replaced the pan, and topped up with about 5q of fluid.

Now it won't go into gear, any gear. Nada.

Any ideas? I've never seen anything like it, and am at a loss as to what could've gone wrong on a simple procedure.

I did idle it for a few minutes, check the fluid a few times to make sure it's right, and it is.

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Old 11-01-2014, 07:02 PM   #2
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How did you get 5 qts in there?

When I drop the pan and let drain overnight, 3 qts is all I can get in.........
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:15 PM   #3
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Sounds like a Solenoid wire was disturbed, also.
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Old 11-02-2014, 02:06 PM   #4
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Does the shifter move into the different gear positions, but the trans doesn't?

Or will the shifter just not go from "Park"?
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Could be the gear selector switch on the front of the transmission. It's electronic. Did it get damaged ? How many miles on that ATX?
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UPDATE:

To clarify, shifter moves, but it won't engage. Must be fluid flow.

Dropped the pan again, everything looks fine. One thing is odd. Sucked on the filter, and there's of course a little resistance. However, sucked on the old filter and there's almost no resistance.

Should there be any resistance in the filter? I know this is really a redneck troubleshooting technique, but I'm grasping at straws.

The fluid I took out was dark, but not stanky. I refuse to believe that new fluid could "break" the pump or anything else, no matter how much "crud was holding it together", especially since there was no crud. Magnet had a small bump of smooth graphite like residue, no metal or anything even gritty feeling.
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Old 11-02-2014, 08:57 PM   #7
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If I was you, I would install another new or the original/old filter. I'm guessing that filter should have very little resistance.

If worried about fluid flow, and to check the pump, you can disconnect the bottom hose off of the cooler and the fluid should flow-out at a fairly high rate. <- with engine on.

Additional info here->
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=169493
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