I have a 2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3. Possible Transmission problem.

Asked by Dec 28, 2014 at 11:25 AM about the Ford Focus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was driving up my street one day and my car stopped accelerating, starting making a loud whining noise.  When I tried to accelerate my car didn't move but rpms went up.  I tried other gears but still wouldn't move.  The whining noise gets louder in gear.  I was able to put it in neutral and roll it down the hill into my driveway. When I opened my hood it smells like something burnt.  Any ideas?

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5,355

I recommend you pull the transmission dip stick and see if the color of the ATF is still a nice red or has it turned orange or brown.

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It looks brown to me.

I had my BF checked it for me and he said it is a pinkish color.

5,355

The reddish (pink) color is good. Recommend you check the transmission to see if it has enough fluid. http://www.wikihow.com/Check-and-Add-Fluid-to-Your-Automatic-Transmission

160

If you have a manual trans your clutch is slipping. This cannot be adjusted out. You need a clutch job

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