My automatic focus sometimes will not go into gear properly
It is very intermittent sometimes it goes into gear . last night going home stopped at traffic lights went to pull away 1 st gear fine the engine was then reving up until it slipped into 2nd then did the same into 3rd . 3 to 4 was ok . i started my car this morning and the gears were fine all the way to work as if nothing had happened . this has happened about 4 times now . can you tell me what is wrong . ?
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Re: my automatic focus sometimes will not go into gear...
This may be caused by fluid starvation from a plugged trans filter, also a shift solenoid inside the trans may be sticking, I would recommend u change the trans fluid and filter (required at 60,000 miles), also go to a Kragen auto or any chain parts store like it and ask to have a code test run on the powertrain control module , it is free.
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Automatic transmission fluid probably low. Last time you had car serviced? Proper manitenance is critical to making your car's systems last. You may have a bad leak (pink fluid) under car. Check your owner's manual troubleshooting.
A carrier bearing usually pertains to the differential assembly and would not cause the symptom you describe. There is a problem with this transmission that causes it to not drop completely to first gear after a period of driving. Ford is aware of it but I do not believe they have initiated a recall. Call your Ford dealer(s) to see if you can find an honest man. Ask for the service manager.
Then the clutch is not releasing properly & the continual
grinding will wear the gear teeth & you may also have worn
syncros, that will require you to pull the trans & go thru it, as well
as do a clutch replacement
frozen, no. the computer did see a problem though, the transmission was put in what is called limp home mode, basically 2nd gear. there is a code that would of set in the transmission computer. have the code pulled and then post the code. more then likely a sensor is going bad.
Maybe a stretched transfer case chain.
I wouldn't rule out some trans issues
Got the correct fluid in transfer or proper level
The clunk sounds like ,U-joints
Check all the mounts on everything,trans, transfer.etc
automatic transmissions can break down over time. my focus had its transmission replaced once about 3 years ago and at that time my boss owned it and had it replaced for at least 4 digits 2000-3000$.
Manual transmissions last a bit longer[ not much ] and are lighter an easy to repair, but a shop will charge the same for the parts.
automatic are heavy and a little more complex
if you have a friend who is good with cars im sure you can save a lot more money
but make sure you have transmission fluid. look for a yellow cap [ sometimes its different colors] that should be to the right or left mid section and remove the cap and make sure its the transmission fluid cap and check to see if its low. try refilling but check for leaking so you dont waste it
your trans might be leaking so check to see if a red fluid it dripping from under your car, that may be the problem and the transmission may need to be replaced