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2003 Ford Focus Question: 2003 Ford Focus transmission problem

 

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rsnare, Harrisburg, PA, June 21, 2012, 07:47
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While driving and getting up to speed the transmission slips out of gear and then jolts back into gear when you slow down. What is the cause of this?

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    Camster June 21, 2012, 11:22
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    I'll ask the obvious question.Plenty of fluid?

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    rsnare, June 22, 2012, 07:08
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    Yes, plenty of fluid, the stick shows full when checked Hot!

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    ziptie12 July 01, 2012, 18:41
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    Next ?most ? obvious question(since camster beat me to the first) Is it THE CORRECT FORD FLUID. I put that in bold print because I've seen what even the 'better' aftermarket fluids can do to some A/Ts.NOW the third not obvious to some .....question, I presume since you didn't mention it , that you have no check engine light on. That does not mean that there are no codes stored in the TCM (trans. control module )which in many cases , unless it's a failure that directly affects the emissions system(as the EPA sees it) it will NOT turn on the check engine light , and will not show any specific trans codes with a generic OBD2 scanner. need to have it scanned properly to make sure it's not just an electrical problem(sensor/switch) causing the symptom. Yepster , still haven't found that delete button! good luck.

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