Hey all, my girlfreind has a Focus with the 2.0 SPI motor with the 4 spd trans. I'm a big 4.6 guy, I post a lot over on places like modular depot, TCCoA, and MarkVIII.org. These FWD cars are a little new to me but I was wondering if you could help me with a problems she's been having problems with her Focus. (not sure on the year yet, I will have to find out next time I talk to her). It sometimes downshifts for no reason into a lower gear, then upshifts again into the gear it was in before for no apparant reason, no additional load on the engine, or additional throttle input. It has done it at lower speeds around 25-30 mph, and yesterday did it at around 60mph. It has not been manually shifted since she has owned the car. It has 50k miles on it now. I will find out how many she has put on it since, but somewhere around 10k. I was thinking it maybe needed a transmission fluid change, because Thunderbirds and other cars with the 4R70W trannsmission (like mine) sometimes shift like this when they need a fluid change badly. (They also expierence torque converter shudder as well). The dealership said they changed fluid before it was bought by my g/f. She said it did it only once a month for quite a while but has recently started doing a lot more lately. I will find out some more info on the car soon. Will the trans be able to be saved or is she looking at a new one? Thanks for any help you guys can offer.