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This car is trying my patience

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Driving home in the pouring rain tonight, the Focus decided to give me transmission issues....again.

Driving along and suddenly I lost all forward momentum (just revved when pressing on the gas pedal).  A warning message popped up "Hill Start Assist is not available." (I don't think I even have that option?)

I Shut off the car.  Would not restart on the first try, but it started again the second try...now with a check engine light to boot.

In the span of one hour, this happened 4 times.  In the middle of a downpour.  In heavy traffic.

Got home and checked codes:  

  • U0101 - lost communication with TCM
  • P0884 - TCM Power Input Signal Intermittent

Love this car, but holy hell it is an unreliable POS.

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Is there a bridge you can gently push it over? ;) 

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14 minutes ago, Assimilator said:

Is there a bridge you can gently push it over? ;) 

At this point, it won't be gently.  lol

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Yep, the old TCM failure trick.  Been there done that with daughter’s 2012 Focus.  Almost left her stranded at the hospital.  That’s why we traded it on our new MKX even with the extended warranty.

Edited by akirby

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Should of got the stick. I'm sure glad I did in my 2012. Haven't had a bit of trouble with it 128K on it.

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And that’s All she wrote! Look who’s taking the train home today.

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Ouch!  Full tank too!  

Say......you know what gas is also good for?  

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Burn baby burn!  (I’m sitting on a packed MTA train writing this  LOL )

I was able to limp it to the dealer by my work. They didn’t close for another ten minutes but still didn’t bother checking it in. They had me fill out an “after hours drop off “ slip because they wanted to go home. Service at it’s best!

All I want for Christmas is a manual transmission retrofit kit! 😂

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10 minutes ago, Anthony said:

Burn baby burn!  (I’m sitting on a packed MTA train writing this  LOL )

I was able to limp it to the dealer by my work. They didn’t close for another ten minutes but still didn’t bother checking it in. They had me fill out an “after hours drop off “ slip because they wanted to go home. Service at it’s best!

All I want for Christmas is a manual transmission retrofit kit! 😂

If you're gonna go that route get a 6 speed from a ST/RS

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Ugh, I feel bad for anybody who bought a Focus.  What a trainwre.....I mean....mess.  

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3 hours ago, Anthony said:

All I want for Christmas is a manual transmission retrofit kit! 

Almost did that on my wife’s beetle convertible - there was a guy who would retrofit the manual from a diesel for a third the cost of replacing the auto - but I didn’t want a Frankenstein vehicle.

 

If I was going to keep it as a spare car I might have, but not as a daily driver. 

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That sucks dude....on the plus side...there are 12,000 new ones left...hurry up and pick one now.

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Got it back this evening.  New TCM and a battery.  So far so good.  Let's hope we get a couple years out of the trans before any more issues.

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