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Did a Tune help your DCT ????

If you have a Focus-Power tune and it helped the grinding , studder , shudder , delayed shifting can you please post what the issue was before the tune and how it is after the tune


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Old 10-23-2015, 10:59 PM   #2
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well "helped" is a really broad term in this case. Help as in, it resolved my issue or help as in, it made the grinding, shudder not seem as bad?
With all do respect...
I have your tune. Before i realized i had the shudder issue, i gave you a description of the problem and you looked into it as i sent you data logs. you made adjustments and YES it helped reduce the grinding and shudder. I even compared to stock tune. So it helped.
But, NO it did not resolve the issue. Replacing the clutch pack and seal procedure did. Im in about 3000 miles now. And with your tune with this new strategy, is a BEAST. Runs great!

But if a DCT is not mechanically sound first, a tune is not going to resolve the issue.
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My 2014 had shudder but not as bad as my son's 2013. No shudder on 2014 since Tune. Do a lot of bumper to bumper traffic at rush hour. Before tune it was grueling. After Tune was no problem.
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well "helped" is a really broad term in this case. Help as in, it resolved my issue or help as in, it made the grinding, shudder not seem as bad?
With all do respect...
I have your tune. Before i realized i had the shudder issue, i gave you a description of the problem and you looked into it as i sent you data logs. you made adjustments and YES it helped reduce the grinding and shudder. I even compared to stock tune. So it helped.
But, NO it did not resolve the issue. Replacing the clutch pack and seal procedure did. Im in about 3000 miles now. And with your tune with this new strategy, is a BEAST. Runs great!

But if a DCT is not mechanically sound first, a tune is not going to resolve the issue.
my perspective.
100% agree , If your seals are leaking on the clutches nothing will help other then a repair , I am talking about a mechanically sound DCT

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My dct shifts perfect in stock form..has latest tcm update, its even a bit smoother now at slower speeds...looking forward to seeing how it improves with tuning!
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wrong post. hope your dcts are fixed

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I had almost all the issues with my DCT. Extreme lag and delay on take off and downshifting when trying to pass. Also a stutter/shudder when the car shifted from first to second and second to third. I took it to ford and they replaced the seals ad clutch packs and did the update. And I still had the same issues. They even told me that when they took my trans out that the seals werent even leaking. Then I got Tom's tune and all was fixed and improved. No lag, no delay, no shudder/stutter. way better smoother shifts. All up until a couple of weeks ago when a 17 year old girl tried cutting me off on the freeway at 85mph and slammed me into the back of another car and totalled my car. and as of this saturday I have a 2014 Ford Focus ST3 with only 2100 miles on it. And I will be havig Tom tune this one as well.

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Hey guys, just wanted to share my experience with our Focus. I've read almost every post on here for over a year, and just like you guys I've dealt with Ford way to much over the issue and I will say Carl Gregory Ford has been outstanding, however as most of you know the dealerships are not magicians and can only do what Ford tells them updates, clutches, new trans ect. I noticed after the 1st clutch change that the clutches still slipped and mentioned this to our dealer, they said they could only put in the updates Ford gave them, so I said well I'll bring it back when it starts shuddering again. About one year later, we were back with the very mild AKA- NORMAL Shudder. As time passed the car no longer had the so called normal shudder, which was every takeoff, but was jumping like a jack rabbit at least 2-3 days a week, what I did notice was after every reflash ours did great for 2 weeks, so I decided it had to be in the factory tune and began to decide which tuner we were going with. The last visit the Tech never even started to say it was within specs, but his words were, this car has got to have clutches, it's jumping!! We had about a month to test a tune, which was gonna be our deciding factor for whether or not we would keep the car after the new clutches and decided to go with Tom and cannot be any happier, after the base file and programmer arrived we had 3 weeks to test it with the bad clutches, during the time we had absolutely no shudder whatsoever, and trust me we tried our best to get a shudder, but couldn't on top of that our takeoffs, up shifts, and downshifts were so much better, so much that my wife says if we had never had any shudder the tune would still be worth it. I did return it to stock after 2 days with the tune, thinking it might just be having a good week, shudder was back instantly, so tune went back in, shudder gone instantly. Long story short this is the first time in 60000 miles we have been happy with the car, it now has a little over 78000. Now I will say why I went with Tom I called a few, and I kept hearing if you have shudder carry it to Ford, well Ford couldn't fix it, but TOM did lol.
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Just ordered my tuner from Tom 2 minutes ago. Hope it helps the little shudder I have in my 14 Titanium. I hope it awakens my car
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Just ordered my tuner from Tom 2 minutes ago. Hope it helps the little shudder I have in my 14 Titanium. I hope it awakens my car
It still is the biggest bang for the buck I have spent on my Focus.
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