2005 Ford Focus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 63000 miles
I have a 2005 Ford Focus A/T 4-door ZX4 SE, and its not a lawn ornament.
Okay so truth be known I drive the mountains in Alaska often and since there aren't troopers I drive really fast and hard. Now my tranny started slipping into neutral while in drive, only when I get up to a good speed about sixty. And its not a hard slip but when I slow down ten mph its goes back. A few weeks later I was leaving the store but it wouldnt go into reverse. I pushed it backward and drove it home in drive (not O/D).
Been reading about this problem all day and the OBD2 gave me the P0771 solenoid E performance stuck off code. It was a generic scanner but a good one; my manual says generic readers arent always able to read transmission codes. Was wondering about the accuracy. Any way Im ready to rip into the tranny and replace the Solenoid E & A just to be sure after what I've read. If Im on the right track and the solenoid is the problem, then I have only one question... How do I get to them? Do I have to remove the tranny? What side of the tranny are they on. I dont want to do any extra work to replace these things and I've read that its relativelt easy. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 AT 9:20 PM