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I have a 2005 ford freestyle throwing codes p0871 p0961

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Customer: I have a 2005 ford freestyle throwing codes p0871 p0961 p0701 p0868. it goes into limp mode right away in the morning and makes a helicopter noise in all gears prndl. Have no power and accelerator does nothing. PCC and PCA both vary pressure from 80 psi to 600 psi and just jumps around. I have replace hp filltrer and pan fillter trying to rectify the problem with no success. Please help I am a technician and I just don't know anything about these transmissions but I do have all the proper diagnostic equipment.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I'm an independent contractor here at Just Answer.

Open the link below, can you do those steps and let me know the result on each?

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/0868.pdf

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
did the test not running was 0 psi on both.At idle and 2100 rpm they both jump around from 80-600psi.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
my scanner has solenoid a b c d and pca and pcc pressure I did not see pca_MES
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
or pcc_MES
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Your scan tool may not be able to do he tests we need. Can you do the tests substituting the solenoid numbers for the MES?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
What is MES I will look at my scanner tomorrow
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 10 months ago.

MES is measurement

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
pca pressure a psa pressure is what we are looking for?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
opps pcc and pca
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 10 months ago.

All tests are for pressure.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
ok pcc and pca jump around fron 80-600 psi
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Your scan tool will not work. Its reading solenoid pressure and we need the pressure sensor reading on both variators in these tests. You most likely going to need to get into the transaxle to inspect the variators and mechatronics.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
are they not pcc and pca pressure
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 10 months ago.

There is a PCA and PCA- MES

The first is the solenoid pressure and the second is the pressure measurement after the variators use the pressure.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
my scanner reads those pcc and pca jump around from 80-600 psi
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
oooh i see there are 2 measurements from each let me check tomorrow
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Thanks

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 10 months ago.

I like to stay in contact with my customers that appear not pleased, still working on the concern, or have not rated yet. I assume you were not pleased with my help. I hate that you have spent money to get an answer but left not happy. Can you tell me why, or can I help more. If its more help you need just reply and we can pick up where we left off.

Thanks Chris

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