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2000 ford Focus: overdrive..the Shift Solenoid A was malfunctioning

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I have a 2000 ford Focus and it will not shift into overdrive. I had the codes pulled to yesterday and they said that the Shift Solenoid A was malfunctioning. So I replaced the solenoid with a new one tonight and after Replacing the solenoid it still wil not shift into overdrive. Also, when i push the overdrive on of button the light on the dash will go on and off with the press of the button but still no change in the overdrive. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 years ago.

Do you recall the actual code number you retrieved.

In the picture below can you tell which solenoid you replaced.


Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It was a PO07?? and it read something like Shift Solenoid A Malfunction.

And the solenoid i Replaced was #5
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 years ago.

Do any of these codes fit.
















All of which are solenoid codes?

Any other shifting issues like no 2nd gear or no engine brakeing in manual 2nd or 1st?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I believe the code was 0751 but it Might have been 0750.

it shifts fine in first second and third but when it reaches 3500rpm it refuses to shift up. It does not try to shift nor does it shift to Neutral and rev up. If i place the car into second or first gear there is engine brakeing
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 years ago.

Hello Customer


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Thanks Chris


Here is what the codes mean.


According to the picture above you did replace the correct solenoid. Since 2nd and 4th gear use the same parts and 2nd works then you must have a electrical issue between the solenoid and PCM. You will need to perform some electrical tests shown by clicking here to see if it s wire fault or PCM fault.


Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Would there be any posibility that the Shift Solenoid C could be not working as well if there is no wiring Harnes problem? is there any possibility that and error code might not have shown up. As well on the photo of the solenoid that I replacd could you tell me which solenoid relates to which Number for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6. EX Shift solenoid A = #5 in the photo
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 years ago.

You would get a failure code for other solenoids if found faulty. SSC is another possible faulty solenoid for no 4th but a supporting code was not retrieved.


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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thanks, I will check the wiring harnes for fault and then I if anyother codes come up I will check to see if it comes up as solenoid C.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 years ago.
Your welcome