Re: transmission problem?
"lurker" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Paul R" <paul@X1SPAM1X.alwaysfast.co.uk> wrote in message
> > a.k. wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> I have a '01 Focus Wagon 1.6 liter automatic transmission (4 spd, Mazda
> >> developed transmission) that I bought new 5 years ago. it now has 48K
> >> and always dealer serviced. At 45K Kms transmission fluid and filter
> >> changed. The car is driven most of the time in city therefore it rarely
> >> reaches speeds of 80 KMH or above. Last week on a highway trip I
> >> that torque converter lock up did not happen which would have caused
> >> to
> >> drop 200 more. Same thing happened yesterday again. It used to cruise
> >> around
> >> 2200-2300 rpms on a leveled road when going 90 KMH but instead the rpms
> >> were
> >> never below 2500.
> >> I tapped the brakes little bit to see if the rpms would increase but
> >> nothing
> >> changed. So, I suspect that torque converter does not lock up.. Am I
> >> right
> >> on this?
> >> If I am right, is it costly to fix? I am very happy with this car and
> >> planning to keep it at least 2 more years.
> >> Thanks in advance,
> >> Ahmet
> >> Turkey
> This may not help at all, but, some automatic transmissions will not lock
> until the engine reaches a certain temp. If the weather has got colder you
> will get higher RPM when you first enter the highway.
Hmmm... I wonder if it is the case for the transmission in my car.. Yes, the
temperatures are around 0C lately and the highway trip I took was a short
trip...12 kms..It may not be long enough for transmission to reach certain
temperature..Can anybody comment on if this might be the case?
Thank you for the tip..