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Today 02:29 AM
Dumpbuster Mea culpa, amc49. You are correct. Wrong nomenclature. I have the 'auto-manual' tranny that has been the source of misery for many of us for several years. That having been said, my tranny is operating perfectly as noted. Not 'better' as after picking it up from previous repairs but perfect.
My 'dealer ad', your snarky shot at the service team that responded to each failure with professionalism, courtesy and technical skill, demonstrated that they could keep customers happy until Ford 'got it right'. That's what brings customers back.
Also, I've had the car since my ordered unit was delivered on June 8, 2012. Why did I buy it after working for a major U.S. importer of a Japanese nameplate for 20 years and then after retiring as a Chrysler dealer? I drove a 2012 Focus Enterprise rental, paid for the dealer, when my wife's Honda blew a tranny with 60K on it. I was hooked on the comfort, ride, handling (mine has the sport handling pkg), acceleration and fuel economy.
As for fixing the driver, this driver sold his first new car in Sept. 1969, a 1970 VW for $1835.00, full MSRP. and was in the business ever since. Can I afford most anything I want to drive? Yup, so why the Ford Focus? I buy for me, not to impress. And I will buy another one when I get the urge.
Yesterday 06:09 PM
amc49 Uh, 6 times before they fix it is no resolution...............and......................until you go much longer than that, there is no proof it has been 'fixed' anyway; the cars coming out of the showroom commonly shift perfectly at first.

And, you have placed your 'dealer ad' in a truly automatic trans thread, yours is a manual DO know the difference, right?
Yesterday 12:23 PM
Fixed at long last!

As those of us who bought our 2012 Focus SVT's new, the warranty has been extended due to Ford's FORMER inability to rectify the shuddering/shifting problem. Mine, after perhaps 6 'rebuilds'/clutch replacements, etc., under warranty, was acting up very badly again at 105,000 miles.
I brought it to my selling/servicing dealer, McCrocklin-AutoFarm Ford, and, as usual, the service team was up to date with the latest 'fix' and acknowledged the problem had reoccurred which they must confirm in order to perform the latest update.
I'm not sure what they did but for the first time in owning this jewel, the tranny is perfect. Not just 'acceptable' or 'better', but perfect.
This has been my singular gripe with the car and when I get the urge I will buy another from this dealer with one addition: sunroof.
I'm no kid but I feel like I'm driving my 'first' car and it is phenomenal to be able to get in my Focus knowing it will shift perfectly.
If you're pulling your hair out and your dealer won't acknowledge your problem or says, "There's nothing we can do," call Ford's customer service line and complain.
04-22-2017 03:44 PM
amc49 Trans is dead if the fluid level is up and correct Bub, you either get it or you don't. You can classify faulty clutch engagements until the end of all time and space and car still won't be moving.
04-22-2017 11:42 AM
Imbo1414 True but yesterday when i put it in reverse before i had put it on jack stands you can feel it shake a lil when shifting in reverse like it wants to and i kept shifting it from park to reverse then it started to go in reverse a little and you can see it trying to go in reverse it never did that before
04-22-2017 04:15 AM
amc49 Clicking going into reverse is certainly not normal, but that could be trans mount, however the reverse should still be working to move the car.
04-22-2017 01:05 AM
Byron King Don't just completely ignore amc49, transmissions are not bullet proof, get to finding a transmission or a place to take it to so they can do it
04-21-2017 07:48 PM
Imbo1414 Today i noticed when i put my ford on jack stands every time i put it in reverse to park it makes a clicking noise in trans so i dont know whats wrong with it and it still wont go in reverse
04-17-2017 08:01 AM
amc49 Well, now you know how well the 'conventional wisdom' and automatic transmissions work together.....................all you people who the magic bullet is 'change all the solenoids' for.

Look at your mileage, trans may be well worn out. The driver end covers wear to lose reverse commonly first. It messes with the direct clutch hydraulic circuit too, which results in 3-4 gear (OD light) issues. A seized up low OWC can possibly do it too.
04-16-2017 03:35 PM
Imbo1414 I have a ford focus se 07 it wouldnt go in reverse one day out of nowhere and the od turn on and off so i changed all the solenoids because my code reader said solenoid d was stuck on so i bought the kit and changed all of them and it still wont go in reverse
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