My whole family has been avid Ford owners but no more. Testing revealed clutch plate outside mfg specs. Called them and told them about the jumping has been going on almost within a mouth of purchasing the car. I took it for a test drive a few times and they said they couldn't find anything wrong, then finally in July 2013 they kept it a few days and told me they had to replace the clutch. It was fine for a while still riding not so smooth but every time I complained they said that's just how those cars shift. The front end makes horrible noises when decelerating.
If it looks red and doesn't smell burnt, leave it alone. If the fluid does not smelled burnt, is still red or pink, then leave it alone. Run the engine to distribute and warm the fluid, then check the level again, topping up if necessary. After the fill plug has been removed, remove the drain plug. Their are also reports of car will roll back on hills when in drive and it does. But add only a little at a time until the fluid is at the bottom of the check hole. Ask me again when it reaches 200,000.
According to the service invoice the vehicle was rechecked for the transmission shudder, passed test, and was reprogrammed. Heat is the biggest enemy of a transmssion and if you take care of it, it will last a long time. I took it back and they retested it when the car engine was warmer after running. Care to buy us a beer? Have contacted Ford and had the ecu updated. If it does, then that's an idication that the unit is overfilled. .
Shortly after I had a front cover oil leak that was repaired under warranty. The lemon Law is going to come into effect and we will have a fourth problem. I keep pushing the gas, finally it takes off putters a little and the check engine light comes on. This fluid is suitable for use in all ambient temperatures and seasons, and the Scheduled Maintenance guidelines in the Owner Guide can continue to be followed. Yea, trust me, you'd want to change the tranny fluid if you drive your car hard. It was a marriage of my passions for the outdoors and the internet. .
The problem is the part is plastic and over time it starts to leak due to the pressure it takes to change gears. Took it back to the dealership at 1200 miles, who said there was no problem when they drove it and said they reset the transmission code and that should take care of the issue. However, measure the amount of fluid you get out. Add extra oil when replacing filter. Being stuck in traffic Woodard cruise on a hot day. It is burning oil and or losing it somewhere that isn't visible. It informs these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or provides information that could assist in proper vehicle service.
I will not buy a Ford ever again. Note: the vehicle must be kept level when checking the transmission fluid level. After 33 years with Ford Transmission engineering, the answer is simple. The car at times would come to a complete stop in the middle of traffic. If you are planning on keeping the car I would say do the recommended maintainance and you should be looking at 150k-200k no problem with the occasional ball joint or sensor problem. As far as when this happens depends on several things as mentioned among others.
For instance, some people say if a vehicle hasn't had the fluild changed in 70 to 100,000 miles you shouldn't do it. They contracted with Getrag to develop the transmission, can't imagine that Getrag didn't spec the lube. Most of it is highway miles so he's been easy on his car. The Focus won't even start at times. Copyright © 2011 Ford Motor Company So if two engines require the same oil, they must also be the same.
Use the desired devised method to pump fluid into the higher plug hole until fluid begins to leak from the plug hole. I know fluid has come a long way but is that right? When this plug is removed, fluid shouldn't flow from the hole profusely. I believe an 8mm allen wrench will work for the fill and drain plugs. I was really suprised there was no pan to drop or filter to replace. This after the service tech chuckled on a test drive and felt it embarrassingly perform poorly. Had 150K on it when I sold it. This car was taking in to dealer after I came off a exit all was clear transmission would not in shift in gear to go all to soon a semi-truck was on me if he had not had room to get over it would have been fatally.