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Yesterday 06:05 PM
FordService
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Originally Posted by henryd1981 View Post
I put mine in the shop the other day. I just got a call from the dealer today, and they said they will be replacing the clutches and seals. The parts should be in tomorrow and I'll have my car back by Friday at the latest.
Glad to hear everything's moving right along! :)

Meagan
Yesterday 01:27 PM
henryd1981 I put mine in the shop the other day. I just got a call from the dealer today, and they said they will be replacing the clutches and seals. The parts should be in tomorrow and I'll have my car back by Friday at the latest.
Yesterday 10:17 AM
FordService
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Originally Posted by Binzer View Post
So, I did get a call from a Ford rep, got some info, and I guess they talked to the dealer.
The car went in on Mon 10/20 and I picked it up today 10/21 before I went to work. They replaced a seal, clutch assy, and programmed PCM/TCM. It feels much better, time will tell.
Thanks for your help with this.
You're welcome! I'll be here if you need me. :)

Meagan
10-21-2014 08:51 PM
Binzer
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Originally Posted by FordService View Post
Ah, ok. I don't think I saw that. All I saw was the mention of April. Go ahead and send me a private message with your VIN, mileage, best daytime phone number, full name, and dealer name/location.

Meagan
So, I did get a call from a Ford rep, got some info, and I guess they talked to the dealer.
The car went in on Mon 10/20 and I picked it up today 10/21 before I went to work. They replaced a seal, clutch assy, and programmed PCM/TCM. It feels much better, time will tell.
Thanks for your help with this.
10-21-2014 07:40 PM
sailor
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Originally Posted by cj15917 View Post
The ford tech called me today and said that after pulling apart the car to put in the second clutch. He confirmed that 1 of the actuators had failed. He said there is no test for those so it almost has to be suspected then checked. He also said that hes done hundreds of focus clutches and mine is the first that hes seen the actuators fail in the way that they did. He had to order more parts for the actuators because he thought he had the parts in house based on how he expected the actuators to show failure. I asked him if there could of been a chance that the actuators may have been failing during the first clutch replacement and he said there was a good possibility. So i have my fingers crossed since its more than just a clutch change and good luck.
Sounds like you are getting great service from that Tech/dealership.

I've suspected for some time that multiple clutch replacements are a result of another cause than JUST the clutches/seals in many cases. Only occasionally do I see posted a case like yours where someone looks deeper for the cause.

It's all too easy to say "that one didn't work, let's try it again" and end up with people on their third replacement before looking any deeper - if then.
10-21-2014 07:18 PM
fredric53
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Originally Posted by Mr.N00bLaR View Post
Interesting. My focus has some very noticeable vibrations at idle (I was going to post a thread asking how much is normal) when I'm stopped. I have a '14 made after the warranty extension cutoff date that has never had transmission work done.
If you feel like it has gotten worse since you purchased the vehicle I would for sure have the dealership check it out. It can't hurt. Like I said I took mine in expecting a totally different response for the cause. I had 3 different focus sitting side by side idled and neither exhibited the same amount of vibration as mine.
10-21-2014 07:14 PM
fredric53 I'm almost certain that slight shudder is normal. I pulled 2 focus from our lot mine which was a '12 and 2 '13's one had 4000 miles the other '13 had 22000 and neither had,had either tsb update the vibration was very prevalent in the dash and heart shifter in mine and the 22000 mile '13 focus. The other focus drove and idle fairly normal with no vibrating drone or much shudder at all. I could hear the grinding also on the higher model '13. The trans is designed to slip slightly. But too much slippage is what the look for when we take our vehicle in for diag. I couldn't feel the vibration in my car unless I was idle.
10-21-2014 07:07 PM
Mr.N00bLaR
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Originally Posted by fredric53 View Post
I'm very happy to say that my focus is in service for the third time this time it is going to get the latest and hopefully greatest trans upgrade. I'm a tech at another dealership and I actually know the tech that's does the repairs on the focus's at this dealership. But the reason I took it on had nothing to do with the tranny or so I thought. I had my last trans update less than a month ago. Once I got the car back it had a terrible drive line vibration. But I thought maybe it was from the new update and would settle downtown. But after a month its gotten worse. So I called my tech and asked him what was wrong and he said it was from the new clutches and that they was expecting the updates too be released any day. And this past Friday he called and had me drop it off Monday. They've had it since then today he called and told me it would be ready tomorrow afternoon so I will definitely updating you guys after this hopefully last update. So if you are getting a crazy vibration at idle its not the motor mounts

Interesting. My focus has some very noticeable vibrations at idle (I was going to post a thread asking how much is normal) when I'm stopped. I have a '14 made after the warranty extension cutoff date that has never had transmission work done.
10-21-2014 07:07 PM
VanNostrand
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Originally Posted by fredric53 View Post
I'm very happy to say that my focus is in service for the third time this time it is going to get the latest and hopefully greatest trans upgrade. I'm a tech at another dealership and I actually know the tech that's does the repairs on the focus's at this dealership. But the reason I took it on had nothing to do with the tranny or so I thought. I had my last trans update less than a month ago. Once I got the car back it had a terrible drive line vibration. But I thought maybe it was from the new update and would settle downtown. But after a month its gotten worse. So I called my tech and asked him what was wrong and he said it was from the new clutches and that they was expecting the updates too be released any day. And this past Friday he called and had me drop it off Monday. They've had it since then today he called and told me it would be ready tomorrow afternoon so I will definitely updating you guys after this hopefully last update. So if you are getting a crazy vibration at idle its not the motor mounts
Can you be more specific. I got a 2014 Focus Hatch SE (build 11/13) with 11k miles on it. When the car warms up depending how aggressively I apply gas it will do a brief faint grind after switching from 1st to 2nd and sometimes 2nd to 3rd. I read here this is common so I haven't seen a tech about it yet.

However, recently I really feel that the car developed constant high frequency vibration in lower gears that I can feel in the steering wheel and the gas pedal when I apply gas. Its really pronounced and I can really feel the buzz even when I put my hand on the top of the dash. Any idea if this is related to what you noticed? Tires are inflated properly.

Also when I shut off my ignition my car does a short shudder when I turn the key off, it varies in intensity. Is this normal for a DCT car?
10-21-2014 06:58 PM
fredric53 Yes I will get it tomorrow from work. I can access fords recalls,and tsb's from our GM Service Information but that's about all. Detailed vehicle info isn't available
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