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Hard shifting 1-2 ford focus 2003 automatic

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SOURCE: 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

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Focus shift button stuck in park

Had the same problem; brake lights worked, too. It freaked me out at first as I was far from home when it happened, but I used the override to get back out of park for a couple days (it's under that "dime sized cover" like snorkelboby said). I asked a mechanic who also thought it was a solenoid issue but turns out, my brakes shoes needed replaced and I haven't had the problem since. I assume since you have to apply the brakes to shift, it must have been the worn shoes...

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 ford taurus transmission light freeway

you'll need to get it diagn., it can be as simple as a "VSS" sensor, or a transmission, check the fluid and if BURNT, your looking at a trans.....GL....

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 ford focus... possible transmission problem.. or electrical?

Overdrive is a lock up within the transmission. The other "gears" are fluid and belt driven. So, could be that the sensor that allows the overdrive to "lock" is dirty/faulty. A transmission shop should be able to tell you in a heart beat.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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SOURCE: P0734 Gear 4 Incorrect ratio

USUALLY WHEN ITS AN INCORRECT GEAR RATIO ITS USAULLY A INPUT SESOR AND IF THAT DOESNT FIX IT THEN TRANNY

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 1995 Ford F250 Powerstroke Hard Auto shifting

I had the same problem on my 95. The problem was the torque converter was not unlocking. It had to be replaced.

Posted on Apr 24, 2010

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Why 2003 ford focus doesnt stay in 4th gear it shifts back into neutral?


Automatic or manual?
If automatic, the problem can be caused by several things and electronic diagnosis may be required. Often , the gear selector switch/connection is faulty. Of it could be caused by the solenoid valve pack in the transmission.

If a manual, gear selector linkage mis-adjusted, OR defective gear set kicking it out of gear.

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Why is my transmission hard to shift in my 2007 ford focus


There are 2 different vehicles listed on your question. One is a Chevy Blazer, the other is a 2007 Ford Focus. Don't know which is the problem.

Is this a automatic or a stick shift? I will give you the information about an automatic Ford Focus.

The gearshift is locked into Park until you press on the brake pedal. Sometimes for stick shifts, the clutch pedal has the release. Either way, the release signal unlocks the gearshift. The position of the switch on either the brake pedal lever or clutch lever can be bumped by the Drivers feet.

These switches as well as the release on the gearshift must be aligned (timed), adjusted, etc. so that they work properly. Sometimes this is as simple as looking under the dash and securing the loose switch back on its holder on either the brake pedal or clutch lever.

The other part of this question can be internal to the transmissions or binding in the shift cables or rods.

Somewhere here I hope you have the answer you needed the first time it was answered.

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2003 Ford Focus won't go into reverse


You can check the fluid level of a transmission only while the motor is running while in park or neutral (wheels blocked). Remove the rear dip stick (transmission) and wipe it with a rag, reinsert it completely. Repeat the procedure and note the level, which should be between or in the hash marks (towards the end of dip stick) and add accordingly.
If the level is okay you will have to check with transmission shops and the Ford dealer for quotes ( and check on Google ). The problem you have is either a transmission or computer problem.

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Worn bushings, bent shift lever, Broken engine mount is a possibility

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2003 Ford Focus p1747 short solenoid error


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03 ford focus jerking tranny


Possibl eclogged cat converter,will cause miss and sluggish trans responce.

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Automatic transmission slips


Quote from Haynes manual for 2000-2005 ford focus:

'Due to the complexity of the automatic transaxle, it is difficult for the home mechanic to properly diagnose and service this component.'

You may have to visit a transmission expert...save up some $$ first.

Mar 29, 2009 | 2003 Ford Focus

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Manual transmission takes effort to put in gear.


Have the clutch looked at. If the clutch is not releasing fully it makes shifting difficult. Have the trans fluid changed too, it isn't expensive and probably is listed under your maintanance in the owners manual

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