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Old 07-28-2019, 08:10 PM   #1
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Transmission issues?

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Had a sudden issue today with 05 Ford Focus. While driving on road, heard a "flapping" sound from front wheels. Stopped car and parked at incline, then the car started slipping backward with some clicking noise. Does anyone know what this might be? Is it indicative of a transmission issue? The car shifts smoothly and engages when put on drive. Tranny fluid is ok too. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 07-28-2019, 11:01 PM   #2
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If it’s moving in park then I would assume it’s a parking pawl problem. How ever that wouldn’t explain the clicking (I think). I know that it is possible for everything else to function normally with out the parking pawl working normally.
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As said, you probably have an internal transmission problem with the pawl that holds the trans locked while in Park. You should start making it normal-habit to use the e-brake after parking.
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X3, burred up parking pawl or maybe dead axle jumping the balls. The 'flapping' noise was balls jerking past slots. Maybe a diff issue.
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Old 07-31-2019, 11:27 AM   #5
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I take the "flapping" noise description back. It's more of a grinding noise. Sounds much like a piece of plastic hitting the gravel underneath the car.
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As said, you probably have an internal transmission problem with the pawl that holds the trans locked while in Park. You should start making it normal-habit to use the e-brake after parking.
Thanks for the tip, I will start making that a habit. Would you recommend paying for disassembly of transmission? Most places that I've called are telling me that it might require complete rebuilding for ~$2400.
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If it’s moving in park then I would assume it’s a parking pawl problem. How ever that wouldn’t explain the clicking (I think). I know that it is possible for everything else to function normally with out the parking pawl working normally.
Got it, thanks for your insight.
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Thanks for the tip, I will start making that a habit. Would you recommend paying for disassembly of transmission? Most places that I've called are telling me that it might require complete rebuilding for ~$2400.
Hell no. If me, I would ride that problem until death of the 2005 car; or until other transmission problems arise. Also note that I have no parking on inclines or hills at home or at work.

You have not fully confirmed or isolated all sounds, symptoms or conditions when these sounds & problems happen. Is this set of problems repeatable? -still happening?
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With the major noise description change just made there no wonder they want nothing less than changing entire trans. If other symptoms jump around that much it's likely a taillight bulb.

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Hell no. If me, I would ride that problem until death of the 2005 car; or until other transmission problems arise. Also note that I have no parking on inclines or hills at home or at work.

You have not fully confirmed or isolated all sounds, symptoms or conditions when these sounds & problems happen. Is this set of problems repeatable? -still happening?
Yes, the sound happens every time. However, I must note that it takes a few minutes of driving before it starts and it also goes away at higher speeds (i.e. >30mph) and is more noticeable when you get to lower speeds upon releasing gas pedal.
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