P0750 Solenoid A Issue- how long will I be able to drive? - 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    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-17-2013, 11:55 PM   #1
dkampling
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Fan#: 101946
Location: WICHITA, KS
What I Drive: 2002 NAVY SE

Posts: 10
FF Reputation: 1 dkampling Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
P0750 Solenoid A Issue- how long will I be able to drive?

Check engine light came on and went to Auto Zone to have it checked out. Was told Solenoid A is malfunctioning. With the solenoid being either open or has a short. I can drive ok, reverse is working. I believe the issue is on the highway going from 3rd to 4th gear. I was on a trip earlier this month, 500 miles round trip and there were a LOT of hills on cruise control I think I might have worn something out on the trip, miles just hit 160,000.

Is this something I can still drive a few hundred miles before replacing or is this a pending disaster on my hands? They wouldn't reset my check engine light, said only at a dealer.

I'm thinking of getting transmission fluid changed and new filter and replacing the A one per the diagnostic but I'd hope this can wait till the weekend since this just happened tonight I can't take off work since everyone else is out for spring break.

Thanks for your time!


dkampling is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-18-2013, 09:59 AM   #2
don627
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Fan#: 56863
Location: dayton, ohio
What I Drive: 2007 infra-red zx3

Posts: 394
FF Reputation: 1 don627 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Are you having shifting issues? If no it may have been a momentary glitch unplug your battery for a few moments and the CEL may go away. If you are I would fix the issue very soon. You may wind up killing the whole tranny over a $100.00 part.
don627 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2013, 12:13 PM   #3
elsolo
Focus Fanatic
 
elsolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96835
Location: Long Beach, CA
What I Drive: 2003 dark shadow grey metallic ZX3

Posts: 2,338
Points 2,526, Level 30
Points: 2,526, Level: 30 Points: 2,526, Level: 30 Points: 2,526, Level: 30
Level Up 51% Completed
Level up: 51% Level up: 51% Level up: 51%
Forum Activity 12%
Activity: 12% Activity: 12% Activity: 12%
FF Reputation: 17 elsolo Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
driving with a known malfunctioning automatic transmission is how you turn a $40 part into a $2000 rebuild
elsolo is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2013, 01:37 PM   #4
dkampling
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Fan#: 101946
Location: WICHITA, KS
What I Drive: 2002 NAVY SE

Posts: 10
FF Reputation: 1 dkampling Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Good call, I've left it park since I was lucky enough to get alternate transportation last minute. I think I'll order the part online and hopefully it's here Friday for me to mess with. Anyone else have this issue before? Is it best to replace all of them at once or just as they have trouble? I did one final test drive last night for 2 miles with no shifting issues at all. Hate to trade it in, had it about 8 years now with only a few headaches.
dkampling is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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 05:35 AM.


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