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Old 04-03-2017, 01:38 AM   #11
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Okay, as I thought, more or less.
But how about if the end cover is lifted?
Have read about a few ppl who have found a fault in there. Band etc.
One problem here is finding a shop where they understand the box enough.
Went to one place where they rebuild boxes but they don't like dealing directly with the public. Was $200 to drop pan, test drive and quote.
Maybe switch to a manual tranny.
Thanks for your help.

NB Is there anywhere I can get a breakdown of the auto box?
Does the Mitchell CD set cover the auto inside?
Have one somewhere here.

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Old 04-03-2017, 03:17 AM   #12
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Mitchell may, for sure their ATX trans manuals do.

Most techs now are far from that, they lose way too much money misdiagnosing since there are multiple faults to make the same issues, we are now in a world of change the entire trans for the slightest little thing now. Most of the workers that do that work now could not tell you the difference in a planetary or a clutch drum.

http://shop.ukrtrans.biz/wp-content/...logs/4F27E.pdf

Let it load there's 112 pages or close there. Then save it to keep a copy.

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Old 04-05-2017, 10:24 PM   #13
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Mitchell may, for sure their ATX trans manuals do.

Most techs now are far from that, they lose way too much money misdiagnosing since there are multiple faults to make the same issues, we are now in a world of change the entire trans for the slightest little thing now. Most of the workers that do that work now could not tell you the difference in a planetary or a clutch drum.
Thanks for that.
What worries me is I don't find any DTCs and with it jerking around I'm a bit surprised. Makes me wonder if I'm just not picking them up.

What I want to do is create a DTC somewhere, preferably in the auto, and check with my OBD/OBDII scanner.
That will confirm whether or not I have a hard electrical fault or something only mechanical, and whether my OBD can detect it.

I notice in the manual there are a lot of DTCs, quite detailed really.
Just hope the Oz Focus model had that level of reporting. Would not put it past Ford to put something more basic in the ECU arrangement over here.
Reading around these trannies have a whole range of problems, especially shift.
Away for a few days now, with the car, but thanks for the help so far.

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Old 04-05-2017, 10:43 PM   #14
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Often something has to be a hard fault now for a good while before logging a code. If you have a better scanner you can maybe pick up a 'pending' code, or one the PCM is aware of but has not decided it is a hard fault yet to log a DTC. It can log those for a while and if the problem disappears then it wipes them without a DTC ever showing up.
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Here a wrong TPS can mess up the shifts if it has ever been changed, the '00-'02 one for ATX was dropped altogether to require an '03 ATX one with different connector and a whole new throttle body to go along with it. The problem being the MTX TPS is still available and usually the one the parts guys give you since the part catalogs commonly say it works. It DOESN'T WORK even though it fits perfectly and using it makes the kickdowns harsh among other issues.

But you have '03 and that should not be a problem and you would have to have changed the TPS as well. .....................
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