Interesting info & that is new info for me. Thanks for sharing that info and about your recent experiences.I commented on this issue as few months ago as well. I have a friend at Ford who advised me to go to the U Pull It yard, and pull all of the solenoids from a 2007 or newer. Apparently the new engineering has resolved the issue. The latest iteration of the solenoids have black mounting collars. He says to stay away from the ones with the green mounting collars. I went and pulled them; and also found out that the 2007 trans pan is deeper and holds more fluid. Put a drain plug kit in the deeper pan, put it all together with the solenoids and new fluid. Smooth as silk.
Stupid web-search results seems to indicate that this solenoid P/N is last used in the 2010 Focus....
In what car-year did the (XS4Z-7H148-AA) SSA become incompatible in a newer Focus?
Are your new SSA and SSB solenoids now the Black type? I was not able to find any Black SSA/SSB tonight on the web....stay away from the solenoids with the green mounting collars, try to find the black ones...
Hello Slam,Cwallyman, did you ever get your 2003 Zx3 moving?
Ok, good to know. Must be the newer versions of this transmission that use FNR5 fluid.Mercon V is the correct fluid for an '02, the fluids change up along with clutch pack materials and the exact orifice sizes of VB restrictions.
'I don't think Ford puts Mercon V in from the factory.'