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Old 01-29-2014, 06:00 PM   #1
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this is my second tranny and why do they keep on breaking?!

i have a 2001 zx3 zetec with an automatic transmission. the original tranny had 73K on it and the new one was used but had way less than that. ive put 4K on it and it is doing the same thing as the other one. does anybody know why?


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Old 01-29-2014, 06:28 PM   #2
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What is it doing?

Trans could of been rebuilt, what parts are they re-using?

I bought a Camaro Z28 last Febuary that had 9 transmissions put in it because they all kept blowing. When I bought it I pulled the trans and went through it and it was the valve body that was bad, and they just kept re-using it. I replaced it and ran the piss outta it for about 5 months until I sold it for the Focus I have now .
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:09 PM   #3
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Automatic or manual transmission? And where did you get it? Was it rebuilt or used? Referring to the second transmission of course.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:07 PM   #4
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My trans has 255,000 miles on it, changed the clutch at 230k. 2cd gear has been grinding for 5 years. The MTX is a beast. I would swap the auto for a Manuel , you can find one for next to nothing on Craigslist . The Automatics are Death. They just don't perform we'll in the focus performance wise or mechanicalyl . I've owned 2 of them.
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First question is the best, more get relatively minor repair (solenoids/harness) than need replacement because worn out/major failure.

Junkyard one might have been used commercially, prob. never had any maint..

Can't comment on how common the issue, without knowing what it was.

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