My Ford Focus ZX3 2005 automatic transmission has 75.000 miles. Most of witch I have driven over short distances on steep hills.
Problem started by sudden “rough” shifts between 3 and 4 going up hill. The transmission shop initially wanted to replace the Valve body. But I asked them to clean the solenoids and put new oil in. The issue disappeared for about 10K miles but now has come back worse. It often doesn’t want to shift up and sometimes shifts to neutral while driving on the highway. Easing off and back on the gas will coax the gears to shift…
I checked online and found a rebuild transmission for about $900 including warranty and free shipping. Installation should take 4-6 hours.
The transmission repair shop wants to charge about $2700 for a rebuild (if needed…). They question the quality of the online purchase.
What is the opinion on this forum with “cheap” rebuilds purchased online?
Also any tips about my Ford Focus 05 transmission are welcome…
San Mateo, CA