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Any Ford Techs?

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by EUPHER49, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. EUPHER49

    EUPHER49

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    I have a 2001 Ford Focus with an automatic xmission. It seems to be "loose" as I can hear slippage when it first starts up cold. It also seems to slip a bit shifting from 3rd to 4th.


    Is this characteristic or is there something I can do to alleviate this?
     
  2. Ghetto

    Ghetto Still alive

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    When was the last time you changed the fliter/fluid? How many miles are on the car?
     


  3. Rstmotorsport

    Rstmotorsport

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    They have problems with the valve body, just be careful when taking the valve body out, remember where the springs go...good luck;j That should be a cd4e in a 2oo1
     
  4. EUPHER49

    EUPHER49

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    I bought the car used with 50,000 on it. They said the service was done when I bought it. I didn't mention cuz I forgot, but sometimes when I slow down at a light or stop sign to quickly, the engine will stop.

    What does the valve do?
     
  5. Ghetto

    Ghetto Still alive

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    The valve body is the heart of the tranny,that directs the fluid where to go.
     
  6. Ghetto

    Ghetto Still alive

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    Here's a pic of one so that you know what it looks like.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. jessz1

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    cd4e is non serviceable... sounds pretty charicteristic of that particular tranny actually... see if your local tranny shop can flush it for ya and if they offer an additive called lubegard, take it... good stuff.

    BTW, I worked on trannies for ten years....:)
     
  8. Ghetto

    Ghetto Still alive

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    Why would Ford make a tranny non serviceable ;g


    That's just plain stupid but it doesn't surprise me.
     
  9. jessz1

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    they claim no service neccasary for 100,000 miles.... thats ford for ya... Lol....;Q
     
  10. Ron3

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    "Non serviceable"? What do you mean by that?

    Ron3
     
  11. Ljunatic

    Ljunatic On The Fringe

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  12. Ljunatic

    Ljunatic On The Fringe

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    The CD4E is non serviceable in that it does not have a bottom pan and you can't change the filter without tearing it down. SO A SERVICE BECOMES AN OVERHAUL;g