|10-31-2013 10:17 AM|
We went that route before and it was utterly useless. I have a relatively local dealer with a good service dep't - it'll be going in there next month.
|10-29-2013 02:54 PM|
I'd like to loop in your regional customer service manager to assist. Please PM your full name, daytime phone number, mileage, servicing dealership, and appointment day/time; I'll get the ball rolling.
|10-29-2013 02:04 PM|
Hope they get you the new clutch and seals and I hope it fixes your car as well as it did mine!
|10-29-2013 01:27 PM|
My Focus has started to make a truly unpleasant grinding noise, mainly when shifting from 2nd to 3rd. It seriously sounds like a bunch of gears are rubbing together - though it's probably that the two clutches aren't properly engaging/disengaging. There's no real shudder or jerking, but it's noisy and doesn't sound good.
Needless to say, it's on the (long) list of things for the dealer to look at when I take it in next month...
|08-07-2013 08:31 PM|
|aptech77||I've owned the car for 1800 miles and roughly 2 mo. So far I've experienced #'s 1, 2, 4, 5 and had b, c done and tsb13-04-05. Tonights ride home, 90 mins stop and go and some highway. The jerkiness got worse as the drive went on and 2 blocks from home it started to rev with sluggish acceleration and metallic grind sound after finally shifting to second and third. I wiil be calling dealer to schedule a 3rd trip in.|
|08-07-2013 03:55 PM|
1. Mild shudder/stutter on low speed startup/shift.
2. Bog down upon acceleration, even at highway speeds
3. Rolling back at stoplights
4. Clattering noise under hood on low speed shifts
5. Indecisive shifting when gas applied harder
Fixes applied by dealers range from
a. ECU reflashes
b. Clutch replacements
c. Seal replacements
d. Bearing replacements
e. Shift rail replacements
Many dealers have a memo from Ford explaining away many of these symptoms but you need to ask yourelf one question: if replacing the various parts listed above makes the symptoms go away, how could they have been normal ?
Because they DO. (make them go away)
Other websites for you to check are
there are several active threads and literally hundreds of posts about this at the focusfanatics forum, search by the word transmission.
I have seen many people post their problem(s) at Fordís focus FACEBOOK page and get help escalating their case from Ford CS reps who monitor that page.
|08-07-2013 03:53 PM|
|08-07-2013 03:48 PM|
|aptech77||Last Friday I just got my vehicle back from the dealer after they replaced my whole clutch pack and seals. The first 3 days the car drove better than ever before, but now after 2 or 3 days of work stop and go traffic and driving home for 60 min, the jerkiness of the transmission is back. I've just about had enough of this b* piece of s car. My dealer used a Rev D clutch pack by the way.|
|08-06-2013 06:50 PM|
|PratoN||I should mention that's just the clutch kit that's on at least its third version. Last I checked the whole transmission assembly itself was on some crazy high revision like F or something.|
|08-06-2013 06:48 PM|
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