2005 Focus automatic (ZXW wagon).
Symptom = horrid scraping noise in reverse, although car otherwise
Probable cause = driving past road works, I drove over a heap of
than expected, sufficient to lift the nose of the car perceptibly.
Diagnosis by Guess: I think the transmission housing has been dented
upwards) so that (only when in reverse gear) the flywheel scrapes the
(Heavy rain today so I would need a wet suit to inspect the site.)
1. How difficult is it to remove the lower part of the transmission
in order to beat it out hollow (cf. 5 years' wear and rust)?
2. If the part must be replaced, is it expensive?