|08-15-2014 01:37 PM|
Hmm, seems like I am having the same issues. I just bought a 2013 Focus SE from CarMax with 31k miles on it. I noticed the problems with moving from a stop and the grinding a couple of days after I got it. I called CarMax and I have an appointment to bring my car in to them in 2 weeks.
I believe I am covered all the way around as far as warranty goes. I am within the 30 days that CarMax fixes everything, I am within the factory warranty, and I bought and extended warranty from CarMax.
I will post what CarMax says.
Thanks for all of the great information on this site.
|12-03-2013 10:24 AM|
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|12-03-2013 07:46 AM|
The DCT does not have a dipstick - the car has to be raised while remaining level and the fill bolt removed. The fluid level should be even with the fill hole.
As far as I know, the only way to see there's oil in the clutch housing is to remove the transmission from the engine (why wouldn't Ford build in an inspection port?). And it seems idiotic not to replace the seals when the clutches are out, particularly when a leak is suspected.
Your best route is just to take it back to the dealer. If they prove difficult, appeal to one of th Ford moderators on this board and be ready to provide the last work order. Even Ford has standards on this stuff and I can't imagine they would condone not replacing seals.
|12-02-2013 10:09 PM|
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAK
Some 2012 Focus vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission may exhibit a transmission fluid leak from the transmission clutch housing.
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
1. Inspect the base of the transmission clutch housing for evidence of transmission fluid leak. Transmission fluid will be slick versus sticky.
a. If the fluid leak is sticky and honey colored, it may be mistaken for engine oil or transmission lubricant. This condition may be caused by excessive rust inhibitor applied to the flywheel during manufacturing. Wipe clean the rust inhibitor from the transmission housing with Motorcraft® Metal Brake Parts Cleaner or equivalent.
2. Is transmission fluid present at the base of the transmission clutch housing?
a. Yes - Proceed to Step 3.
b. No - This procedure does not apply. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 307-11 for normal diagnostics.
3. Replace both the inner input shaft seal, located between both input shafts and the hollow outer input shaft case seal. Refer to WSM, Section 307-01.
4. Verify clutch self-adjusters are locked on clutch assembly. Refer to WSM, Section 307-01.
5. Install a new Clutch Assembly Kit. Follow instructions provided in the kit.
Get familiar with our new design DCT.
|12-02-2013 10:04 PM|
Agree, I rebuild dads 03 Focus trans last year under my carport. 10 years later all seals are tight. I know I have dry clutch trans, but still in 10 years all seals are good. On my 12focus went to dealer 6month after the purchase, now iam dealing with my "BLENDER" for over 2years.. Sadly to say. At 10600 clutch replaced, failed 600 miles later again. Now iam at 30000.
|12-02-2013 09:57 PM|
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