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2001 Ford Focus Transmission problems

2001 Ford Focus

Transmission shifts hard up from a stop and go situation. When slowing transmission seems to work fine and after first shift it appears to work fine. Fluid level good, car has just turned over 100,000 miles.... any suggestions

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This is a known condition. And, is under warranty.

Take your vehicle to a Toyota dealership. Ask them to replace your ECU per TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) TC015-07. The new ECU has redesigned logic that rectifys your condition.

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i have a 1996 wind star van the over drive light is flashing and it downshifts sometime it seems like it is in over drive when you take off. is there a censor on the transmission that needs replaced

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Have you ever changed the transmission fluid flush and replaced the transmission filter?

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I would have it de-greased thoroughly,make sure fluid is at correct level, then operate it for short drives at operating temperature,checking frequently for the first sign of a leak.Check the cooler lines and the vent, If it is running to hot or over full it will "blow" excess out vent.Hope this helps.

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Check tv cable, from throttle body to trans.

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