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Old 09-18-2012, 08:43 AM   #21
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Have you ever driven a manual transmission?

They aren't always quiet when shifting.
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Maybe this will help...
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...80#post4360580
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Have you ever driven a manual transmission?

They aren't always quiet when shifting.
Yes many times. However, I do not grind the gears every shift! I do not understand what you are saying. Are you saying that it should make this noise each shift? How many manuals have you driven that once it is in a gear it makes a noise just accelerating?
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Have you ever driven a manual transmission?

They aren't always quiet when shifting.


I knew the second I read that response it wasn't from a 2012 owner.
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I knew the second I read that response it wasn't from a 2012 owner.
Yeah it seems people somehow think those of use having this problem simply either do not understand the transmission characteristics or that somehow we drive it "wrong". OK, let me first say I have the typical DCT characteristics and those are expected and I do not complain about them. Second I am confident that I know how to put the little lever into "D" and press the gas. Come on people, the noise is not something we are making up nor is it something we are doing. I know there are several of you superior people out there that know how to put your car into "D" and press the gas better than the rest of us, so please give us the instructions on how to drive our car so we no longer get the noise.
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I have the grinding noise too. Whether or not it makes the car live as long we will only know when that bridge is crossed. What needs to happen for us to remain satisfied is to have ford fix the damn thing.

Its not a 'normal' noise. It's not a manual transmission noise unless you don't know how to drive a manual. It only does it between certain gears, so it clearly works during some shifts.

I love the car. But it needs to get fixed. I'm waiting to put more miles on mine - the dealer already documented the noise and know it does it - before I go and try to get them to fix it.
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Hey folks!

By now you should all be familiar with how I can help in these situations. If you're currently experiencing the grinding talked about in this thread, send me a PM with your details (VIN, mileage, preferred servicing dealer, daytime phone number) so I can get you escalated to your region's Customer Service Manager. Your CSM will reach out to your dealer to collaborate on a solution.

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The short noise you hear at low speed/quite times is the box grabbing the next gear.
If this is the case, this transmission noise is NOT normal. A good transmission is supposed to have synchronizers on each gear - and DCT transmission does have them (Youtube has a good video on the transmission disassembly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iCRnAUftvI). It is exactly their duty - to make sure 2 gears grab each other at the same speed (initially they naturally have different speeds) to avoid "teeth biting".

This noise sounds to me like a transmission "teeth biting", and I speculate that it is either caused by incorrect syncro design (or damaged syncro), or gears are being engaged too soon - before syncros have enough time to do their job. In either case "tooth biting" does shorten the transmission life. I hope I am wrong, and somebody has a better theory.

As for a throw ball bearing as a noise source - I have never seen a ball bearing that makes noise as horrible as I have on my car. If this is truly the case, it is a major design flaw. A good example - my Toyota RAV4 exhibited a constant whining noise coming from transmission. Toyota acknowledged this as an issue with final gear honing (!), and replaced the whole transmission (!) under warranty to get rid of this minor (abet annoying) noise.
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Check the thread dates - you're pulling up guesses form 2012 to comment on.
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Check the thread dates - you're pulling up guesses form 2012 to comment on.
So is there a better theory about DCT noise at the moment? I was not able to find it anywhere on the forum.
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