2000 Ford Focus 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 117, 00 miles
Ford Focus, 2000, 4 cyl.
I replaced my transmission at 58,000 miles. This new transmission now has 59,000 miles on it.
Drove about 2 miles and noticed that the trans was slipping. Put my foot on gas and it would hesitate, then go into gear. Pulled over and checked the fluid--it was fine and the color was red. Drove another block and it still continued to slip. Put the car into 2nd, and it drove without slipping. Drove about 1/2 mile to destination and pulled into a parking spot.
When tyring to get out of the spot, reverse did not catch. I was up against a curb, so I didn't want to gun it--I'm a woman, so I don't know anything much about transmissions. Got towed, and the guy who towed it, put it into reverse and backed it out.
Took it to my mechanic (the guy who replaced the trans) and he drove it and it slipped. The next day, he drove it, and it did not slip. He checked " everything he could" and could not find a problem. One of his mechinics drove it later that day, and no slipping.
I'm afraid to drive this car. What to do?
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 AT 8:46 AM