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Old 03-04-2013, 07:45 AM   #195
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Originally Posted by rick217 View Post
Originally Posted by rzero0101
I have the same issue and I don't feel whatever this noise is should be considered normal. I plan to take mine in sometime in the next couple weeks so the dealer can take a look. I found the following on another site.

"More than likely the noise you are hearing is the shift fork actuator motors resetting in the transmission. Unlocking the door starts this process. When the shifter is placed in park and the engine shut off, the computer places the transmission in gear and releases both clutches. When the door is unlocked the computer begins resetting the shift fork motors and clutch motors in preparation for engine start. This is directly from Ford:2013 Focus vehicles equipped with the Powershift DPS6 transmission may experience a clicking noise from the transmission after the doors are unlocked and prior to the engine starting for up to 3 minutes. The noise is the transmission shift motors waking up and preparing for startup. Attempts to eliminate the noise should not be made."

If they replace these parts then they wern't replaced on my 2013 I just picked it up on Saturday and have noticed this same noise. Very strange!

The above highlighted terms are unacceptable to me when read in a technical service bulletin. Shift motors have to wake up? BS! Motors or servos don't have to 'wake up'. Position themselves to ready for start up? OK, I understand this, but I will allow 1 cycle. Thats it. Not a continous short cycling for 3 min. (my car seems to go on longer) Needless wear and tear on moving parts resulting in decreased service life. 'May'? Either it does it, or it does not do it by design. Pick one. The term 'may' does not apply to mechanical/electrical cycles.
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