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Gallagher99, Senior Vehicle Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  SVQ LEVEL 3, QAULIFIED FORD SENIOR TECHNICIAN , ATA REGISTERD ,12 YEARS EXPERIENCE
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My automatic Ford Focus wont move gears. My mechanic thinks

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My automatic Ford Focus won't move gears. My mechanic thinks it might be something to do with the oil filter and gasket. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 3 years ago.
Hi there ,good afternoon to you

Ok your auto box is the 4F27E-4speed automatic transmission
This auto box doesnt have an oil filter that is replaced in service
I also havent seen any filter issues on this box
The oil is filled for the life of the auto box (less oil leaks )
Thr oil and filter are only ever replsced when the bix has been stripped down

The first thing that must be checked is the oil level and condition as these boxes work using shift solenoids operating under oil pressure
If the oil is ok Then the cable between the selector lever and transmission Range sensor must be inspected as a few times the cables have popped off at the gearbox
Other issues we see us faulty shift solenoids (a diagnostic fault code check must be carried out to confirm if any fault codes are logged in the TCM (Transmission Control Module )

A fault code check is imperative with this type of auto box
On a few rare occasions I have seen wiring faults at the TCM
Again a fault code check will shed more clarity on this


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Brian