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07-18-2013 04:33 PM
mipds I think that this issue is the culprit for most DCT problems being reported. Most people complain in the DCT Focus of behavior that seems related to the engine about to stall when launching from a stop ligth. Don't you think?
10-28-2012 07:32 PM
naimesh
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
Nope,

An E100 Corolla in a GM suit, a.k.a. a 93-97 Geo Prizm Lsi 1.6L 5 speed.

Put the car in gear, and even at the standard idle of 750 rpm if you feathered the clutch just right you can hold it on the bite point just long enough for the car to start moving without giving it any throttle on a level ground, then once it dipped the revs a little bit and caught itself it would then be fine. Now you wouldn't want to slip the clutch all the time like that, but it is possible to launch/ start from zero mph in a manual without applying the throttle with the engine at an idle, sure its easier when the idle speed is raised slightly due to trying to light off a catalyst, but that's not strictly necessary.

Now is it necessarily the best for the longevity of the clutch and engine to allow it to lug and then go, perhaps not, but it is most definately possible even when the car makes less torque than the lug nuts require to stay on.
Yep I do that everyday when queuing in bee line at gate here in El Paso. After I release clutch in 1st gear, I don't even have to touch the throttle. No foot on either C or A. Car moves forward just fine.
09-26-2012 04:50 PM
skepticaleye Thanks!
09-26-2012 04:46 PM
BetaDnB She was wrong.
09-26-2012 04:16 PM
skepticaleye Question: do the "diagnostic trouble codes" listed in this TSB cause the "check engine" light to come on?

I ask because when I requested that the service rep have the mechanics check to see if this applies to my Focus, built 2/6/12, she said, "these would cause the check engine light to come on." And without that, she wouldn't add it to the work order.

I'm guessing that she was wrong, and that I will have to go over her head to get someone to at least check to see if the TSB applies. Am I right?
08-25-2012 06:05 PM
BetaDnB I got this TSB done today. What I've noticed after driving a little bit, mainly when the engine is still cool, is that it launches much easier and there seems to be a bit more power and quite a bit less hesitation at the low end of 2nd gear. I also feel like clutch engagement through the rest of the gears is a lot smoother without having to wait for the revs to drop to the sweet spot.
08-06-2012 02:02 PM
Duncan1104
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Originally Posted by empowah View Post
Same thing for me. Took it to Galpin ("the world's largest Ford dealer"), the service guy looked at the back of my reservation, and noted, nope, no applicable TSBs for my car. Mine was built November 2011.
Don't you just love dealerships?
08-06-2012 10:38 AM
BetaDnB
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Originally Posted by leadsled70 View Post
I had mine done and after the 600 mile relearning process I can say it hasn't happened to me again. I had the knocking noise in the front end and they replaced parts on one of the struts. Now with the car idiling I hear a knocking noise like a bad engine mount. I also have a rear door that doesn't line up with the front and the dealer said it would have to go to a body shop so they can take the whole door apart and reassemble it. It still leaks water after they tried adjusting it. Does anyone have a steering column that doesnt click together properly? If you turn your steering wheel 180deg you can see where there is a tab on each side that joins them together. See if your locks in or is just hanging there. The left side tab doesn't engage on mine and the dealer said the other three Focus's on the lot have the same problem. They said Ford dropped the ball when they designed it.
HOLY OFF TOPIC!

One of my tabs didn't engage. So I pulled the top panel up and pulled that tab forward and now it's good. It takes a good bit of force to get the two halves back together because there's felt between the two pieces.
08-06-2012 10:34 AM
leadsled70 I had mine done and after the 600 mile relearning process I can say it hasn't happened to me again. I had the knocking noise in the front end and they replaced parts on one of the struts. Now with the car idiling I hear a knocking noise like a bad engine mount. I also have a rear door that doesn't line up with the front and the dealer said it would have to go to a body shop so they can take the whole door apart and reassemble it. It still leaks water after they tried adjusting it. Does anyone have a steering column that doesnt click together properly? If you turn your steering wheel 180deg you can see where there is a tab on each side that joins them together. See if your locks in or is just hanging there. The left side tab doesn't engage on mine and the dealer said the other three Focus's on the lot have the same problem. They said Ford dropped the ball when they designed it.
08-06-2012 09:57 AM
Zillon Add me to the list of people getting this TSB done. I've noticed an issue with the car struggling on launches every now and again, but this morning did it for me. The car scared the shit out of me when it fell on its face making a left hand turn that would've otherwise been a perfectly safe maneuver.

I have a scheduled appointment at 11AM tomorrow.
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