change. I took a look up under Auntie's 2002 Focus SE. She has the 1DAP-SA transmission, or similar letters, it is an SE. At OVERK1LL's information, i have been itching to remove that line (which is right out in the open, a first) and "run the fluid out," as they say. Then add a little, then do it again, listening for the sputtering for all the fluid to come out, then refill, 8 quarts. My only question at this time as i see the line, can envision it bending down into the pan (assuming the fluid runs in the direction of the front of the vehicle to the back that is. The line is on the top of the transmission i do hope that it is the return line not the trans cooler feeding line. Driver side of the car the trans is on and so is this line, also the exact transmission midel designation sticker. And i have the high mileage Supertech fluid by XOM ready to go, i can change it all with that) is the chance or probability of a NO PULL condition. The trans jumps into and out of gear a lot, particularly at highway speeds, it can pull for as ling as 40 seconds or as short as a few and then rev as in neutral. OVERK1LL is making me want to try his method, since his Focus did the same thing. Car has virtually 130,000 miles flat, 130,007 miles. ATF would be the most easy fix. Advice? Now that all i need is a wrench and a pan im ready to go.......... My Aunt and I do not talk about this, but im willing to bet her car back to normal operation. (And it is likely my imagination, but i saw no seepage and the trans looks clean. Even the sticker is on. My aunt has no idea how good parts of her car are, only how much she spent on coolant and fans, which are now all new. Doh.) ?