2008 Ford Focus Automatic Transmission will not engage drive or reverse

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Asked by plzhelpmeouthere Oct 16, 2015 at 10:53 AM about the 2008 Ford Focus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have an '08 Ford Focus with about 140k miles on it. 3 months ago the
reverse went out and I had the reverse clutch drum rebuilt -- from then on
there were no issues. About a week ago it started having trouble shifting up
when I would accelerate. Then the other day it began dropping in and out of
gear as I was driving down the road. Made it to the house and parked it.
Now there it will not engage into any gear; drive, reverse, low, etc. will not
engage. The car starts and seems fine until you go to put it in gear -- then
you are left just sitting there like you were still in neutral.

3 Answers

25

I WOULD START WITH THE COMPANY YOU PURCHASED THE REVERSE CLUTCH DRUM FROM

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Thanks for stating the obvious. I was looking for more of an actual answer to what could be the issue. It seems like maybe a throttle body problem or something else other than the reverse clutch drum its self, seen as how it is all gears that are not engaging now.

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20

Check for low or no transmission fluid. May have been a leak after they did the last repair

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