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Old 12-05-2012, 01:50 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by mr_cassandra View Post
The question for Ford and all the readers here to ponder is: if the stutter-hesitation, rattling is "normal"

How can it disappear ?
Excellent question, on point. My garage is actually my workshop with storage in front of the car and to the left, and a large workbench to the right. I have a parking limiter (Green/Yellow/Red) sonic detector to permit me to park with just enough room for the door to close without hitting the rear bumper, and enough room in front for me to walk between the car and the storage.

I have to creep into the garage to hit the red light exactly so the DCT is "riding the clutches" for sure. I have no shudder when pulling in, ever. I get a "wee bit" of a shudder if I drive off very slowly from a stop but not always. Also, I live in the country and it is a mile up a pretty steep dirt road to my house. I negotiate about 90% of the trip in S1 and the car never shudders even though I keep my speed between 5 and 15mph all the way up.

Mine is an October 2011 build with the TSB reflash applied at about 1000 miles and I now have about 18,000 happy miles on it.
2012 Focus SEL 303A, moon roof, etc
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