Question about 2002 Ford SVT Focus

Open Question

2002 ford focus lx popping out of gear

It started a couple weeks ago when my car started popping out of gear while driving down the road. also when stopped i can feel it popping from drive to neutral and back. also at night time when it does it my lights keeping going on and off . i was told to take it to a shop and have it tested on the computer. i did and they couldnt find any problems. then it went away, until today it started doing it again. nobody can figure out the problem. anyone have this problem before?

Posted by on

  • ctpence Jan 02, 2009

    I had the same problem a couple of months ago with a 02 SE. While driving one day the car just shifted in to neutral from drive. It ended up being the shift solenoid and I had it towed and repaired at a Ford dealer. Figure about a $400 fix depending on where you take to be repaired.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    It sounds light a transmission (assuming the trans fluid is not low) shift solenoid is shorted, have a self test run on the system, Auto Zone and others will test it for free, post the resaults on thiws thread and we will try and figure this out.

×

5 Suggested Answers

  • 11 Answers

SOURCE: Ford Focus 2002: won't go into gear.. any gear

If it's a standard, you may need a new clutch. If it's an automatic, you may need new clutch plates. They wear out over time. I had an old Saturn with an automatic tranny, and when I would shift into reverse it wouldn't go into gear unless I revved it a bit, then it would clunk and drop into gear.. Not very healthy for the car, your tranny may need a rebuild.. Hope your piggy bank is full.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

  • 274 Answers

SOURCE: Ford focus turbo diesel 1.8 cuts out whilst

there is a plug connector on the top of the engine (you should be able to see it with the engine cover still on) check the wires going to the plug as they are known to brake

please let me know if this helps
cheers
big mike :)

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

  • 152 Answers

SOURCE: Terrible vibration - 2004 Ford F-150 5.4L

It sounds like when ford rebuilt your rearend they didn't set the gear lash correctly. What is happening is that when your truck cools down the gears are contracting and they are not aligning properly because they did not set the lash right when they installed your ring and pinion gear. When the gears heat up they may be freeing up. Ultimately this will end up chewing your new rear end to pieces. It is only a matter of time. It could also be the pinion bearing, if the tech put your pinion bearing on with an impact wrench it will fail in a short time. It needs to be put on by hand with a torque wrench. Some ideas to look into, it may not be whats going on, but it sure sounds like it.

Posted on Apr 08, 2010

  • 20 Answers

SOURCE: 2004 Ford Focus LX, was sputtering while driving

change the fuel filter. and clean the mass air flow sensor usein a can of carb cleaner from any parts shop. depending on the miles on your car the timing belt mit have jumped a tooth. have to change it every 120.000 km.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Ford Focus ... ABS light came on and car slowly shut down

Today while driving my 2007 Ford Focus SE The day was getting warm so I turned on the A/C everything was working OK for about two or three Minutes then the ABS caution light came on and then we could start smelling something getting hot so I turned the A/C Off and by doing so the Caution Light went off and the smell went away. I got my car checked by a Mechanic he took a reading for trouble codes and told me all was normal but he wasn't equip for shorts and suspected it could be behind the dash, figured everything would be ok as long as we didn't use the A/C. So the family took the car to the store only to give me a call that now they weren't able to start the car. The battery seem to be in good shape with plenty of power but it didn't seem it was getting it to the starter in fact it took a jump in order to start the car at the store. now that I've got it home, the car starts fine but I Still Get An ABS caution light when I put the A/C on And that smell comes back.

Posted on Apr 09, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a ford focus auto 2002 1.6 i get a popping sound


sounds like air in the power steering fluid - check for a hose jumping around as you turn the steering wheel - a hose hitting metal sounds like a pop - - best of it

Mar 11, 2010 | 2002 Ford SVT Focus

2 Answers

Location of pcv valve on 03 ford focus


http://www.focushacks.com/images/pcv.jpg
Here's a picture to locate it..
So, when looking at the engine from above, on the right of the exhaust.

Procedure to replace it
1) Lift and support the front end of your car, or drive up on ramps
2) Get under the front of your car. The PCV Valve is located behind the exhaust manifold, a few inches below the valve cover.
3) Push up on the PCV valve to pop it out of the tube, or pull. You can get it out of the rubber tube with some effort.
4) Remove the rubber elbow from the top of the PCV valve. This can be re-used if it's not squishy. It can also be replaced cheaply.
5) Put the elbow on the new PCV Valve
6) Re-attach the elbow to the PCV tube
7) Push the new PCV valve back down into the large rubber tube

Sep 25, 2009 | 2003 Ford Focus

1 Answer

How do i reconnect lineage on ford focus gear stick i.6 LX 2002


This is very complicated system and hence the process.I will advise you to consult with a authorized service station rather than trying yourself.

Aug 08, 2009 | 2002 Ford SVT Focus

1 Answer

2003Ford Focus Manual Transmission Popping Out Of Second Gear


when they replaced the motor they had to take the gearbox of the oldmotor and refit it to the new motor it seems to me a little adjustment on the gearbox cables might do the trick.adrian

Feb 14, 2009 | 2003 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Flooding 2002 ford focus lx


PossibleTemp Sensor as it Determines for ECM to go full Rich in cold weather If That Doesnt Correct it. I Would Just Get a Block Heater then it wont Sence COLD temp and go Full RICH.

Jan 17, 2009 | 2001 Ford Focus

1 Answer

2003 Ford Focus Reving/Idling Issue


Its your Idle speed valve. PCS (part supplier) quoted me £45 + vat for the part. Easy fit but I paid a mate £10 to do it for me

hope that helps

Dec 19, 2008 | 2003 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Ford focus 1.9tdci LX 2002


hi
i have had the same problem (read article 26 jan 09 by terrytrout) i have now solved the problem. i got a fuel rail pressure censor from the scrapyard and for two days now the car has been running perfect. good luck.

terry

Oct 08, 2008 | 2002 Ford SVT Focus

1 Answer

New clutch installed on my 2005 Ford Focus 4 weeks ago. Today difficulty getting into 3rd gear then all the gears affected and eventually stuck in reverse gear only. Pick up truck took car back to the...


Sounds like air has gotten into the hydraulic clutch system, or it is low on fluid from a failed master or slave hydraulic clutch cylinder or connecting line between the master and slave cylinders.

Aug 27, 2008 | 2000 Ford Focus

1 Answer

05 focus front wheels


i have just brought 05 c max lx and got same problem with road noise got original tyres so it cant be that must be down to lack of insulation as standard fitting as lx is base model

Jul 08, 2008 | 2005 Ford Focus

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Ford SVT Focus Logo

Related Topics:

43 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60867 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...