Help!!! OD blinking light intermitten shifting problems
My girlfriend has a 2003 Ford Focus ZX3 called Maria :)
It has 80,000 miles.
It seems to shift hard out of the first gear into second gear.
Before shifting into second gear the engine revs high about 4,000rpm.
Then after that point it seems fine.
I saw the OD light blink on the we shut the car off and the light went away.
Both problems are intermitten the hard shifting revving and OD light coming on. The check engine light is NOT on.
She has not changed her tranmission fluid yet. Which she should have done sooner. I am going to do this tommorrow (fluid, filter, gasket).
The transmission fluid is full not empty and color of it looks decent.
If this does not fix the issue, then what do else could it be.
Is it possible it is something beside the transmission.
I am hoping it is not the transmission.
I do not think the ODB2 will pull any errors since the check engine light is not on. Do the ford dealers have more advanced diagnostic tools.
I just hate going to mechanics seems like modern day robbery.
Please help it would certainly be appreciated I searched the net and did not find much.