2002 Ford Focus Engine Light & Noise

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#1

Have a 2002 Ford Focus automatic, 100,000mi’s. The other day, when accelerating, the engine whirred and hesitated for about 0.5-1seconds. Engine light came on. This continued when accelerating (shifting gears), no problems when driving in second gear.



Is this a belt problem? Transmission? Easy fix? Hard?



Thanks


#2

Automatic or manual transmission?


#3

automatic


#4

Does the transmission have the correct fluid level? Has the fluid ever been replaced?


#5

There is no sense in guessing. Have the codes read and report the raw codes here. Some auto parts stores read them for free.