A pressure control solenoid would affect hydraulic pressure in the transmission, and probably result in shifting problems such as delayed or soft shifting or harsh shifting, depending on the failure mode. Error codes P0961; P0871; P0701. Bolts where replaced, tighten with loctite. I think I'd explore that before removing the mechatronics unit. Regards Mike The filter was replaced with a high-pressure filter. We had it towed back home over 150 miles. If the noises are gone, then the problem is outside the transmission.
The dealer updated the software but it continued to occur. Transmission system will default to immediate shutdown routine. If the transmission fluid is significantly low more than 2-quarts , you will need to locate the leak and repair it, Refill the transmission with the recommended fluid and test drive the vehicle to see if the problem persists and the code is reset. I loved this car for its multi uses but now it's in the garage dead. Replace leaking axle seal on drivers side. If it appears burnt, suspect mechanical transmission failure, which will require an overhaul. This code is used exclusively in vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions.
If there's not much wear, like on this one: You may be able to just replace the o-ring, re-assemble and be done. Pinion Gear in transfer case was damaged. It's rusting and guess what. Please, any advice that could go wrong. The transmission control module varies the current to the pressure control solenoid valve from 0. If the pan gasket was replaced and the original seal wasn't removed, resulting in 2 seals, that could be an issue as well. I am very upset with the Freestyle as there is no replacement parts available to repair the transmission to not fail.
Parts were ordered during a previous visit. I didn't work on automatics at the dealer-we had 2 specialists that repaired automatic transmissions. Ford should be ashame of themselves for not taking responsibility for this transmission problem. Entire shifting mechanism was replaced. Labour thus far 8 hours with no solution. What are the common causes of code P0961? Traded vehicle although it was running fine at the time. Check the transmission fluid and refill it always use the recommended fluid if necessary.
I'm still able to drive short distance but am looking to replace this car. The car keeps acting out - at times it just won't go any direction, like the clutch is not engaging or something. I'm sure of the specification on the o-ring, but I believe someone else on hear may have that info, or you could contact Ford directly via e-mail. Within 6300 miles the new trans started to slip in drive on inclines and wrench light and check trans message will come on. Write this information down because it will prove helpful later. The transmission has seven feed tubes with sealing rings, and repairing damage to these rings can often resolve the trouble codes.
Per Ford the part is no longer available. What Repairs can Fix the P0961 Code? Was told not related to service but not sure. I cannot understand how the government can force a car maker to recall vehicles with bad trunk latches and not force the replacement of these terrible transmissions. Ford has numberous complaints about this transmission, but is doing nothing to correct the problem or admit to a problem. Sorry for my English but I use google translator the inside of the filter metal particles collected from the inside of the filter starts removing transmission I found the manual removal of transmission. The warning light appear Service transmission system.
As a mechanic for 37 years working on all makes and models of vehicles, this is the worst vehicle I have ever tried to repair. Heard that Ford didnt have a recommended service check, but Volvo did, which this car is based on. Is that You'll most likely? Ford needs to take ownership of this problem and deal with it!!!!! Transmission filters checked and are fine. For all the gears and bearings looks like it would be all about Just wondering if the shaft O-ring is missing, pointed out the place where the picture seems to me that it should be the O-ring. I like to begin my diagnosis with a visual inspection of transmission control wiring and connectors. Maybe after pouring something rinsed with clean oil and went to the valve body. I started by removing transmission.
Until I can save for a new car I'm the proud borrower of a Ford Escape. Called Ford dealer for some information and could not get any answers as to what I need to do to fix this problem. I've gone through some of the diagnostics on this and unless your an expert at transmission concerns I would get some expert help with this one. The solution is here : Ford Freestyle P0942 Possible Solution : The crankshaft sensor signals the fuel injection computer or the ignition control when the cylinders are firing. Everything was fixed except for the blend door, it still is creaking.
What Causes the P0961 Code? Now the issue occurs as soon as the vehicle comes to it's first complete stop and sits for a couple seconds. We were told by our mechanic that it wasn't a question of how but when the Freestyle transmission would fault. Need Help with a P0961 Code? Remember that a large segment of the transmission control harness is inside the transmission hosing. It wasn't much of a problem, so I never bothered taking it to the dealer, as my mechanic couldn't find anything to fix. This can happen for multiple reasons and a mechanic needs to diagnose the specific cause for this code to be triggered in your situation. And yes, I had it back for a short time before it went right back to the shop.
Purchased ext warranty when bought 30 mo ago. Dealer gave me a loaner for free. Dealer performed transmission service and cleaned the solenoid. The transmission uses a torque converter with a lock-up clutch. By the next morning it was fine but a few weeks later the lights came on again and the car failed to shift or accelerate over a few mph. I bought a 2005 Ford Freestyle with 137000 miles on it.