|05-02-2015 01:31 PM|
Gears are not being engaged/disengaged during a "gear change".
Rather, it is the clutches that are engaging/disengaging.
I believe that the noise is directly related to the unloaded clutch disc and that it isn't actually a grinding noise at all.
|05-01-2015 06:42 PM|
|pintoman||I heard on a website that maybe "scrubbing" the transmission might help.....haven't tried it yet but maybe this weekend I find a deserted road and give it a try. I have noticed today tho' that it makes a hard shift when I jump on it hard.|
|05-01-2015 06:24 PM|
|05-01-2015 04:45 AM|
if they were "normal" how can they go away.
If the dealer gives you the run around, seek out Meagan or the other Ford reps at this board and get your case escalated.
Remember, all your neighbors buy new cars every day, get up in the morning, turn the key and drive away. They don't have to do wide open throttle starts, snorkel deletes, motor mounts and all the other "fixes" people will tell you here.
This is what you should get too.
|04-30-2015 03:43 PM|
Theories vary with the circumstances when the noise occurs, most common being a result of the clutch engagement "shudder" that seems to occur easily with these.
Many pieces in that assembly which could vibrate, and even with a std. single clutch manual clutch shudder is often described as a grinding noise.
The other circumstance when gear grinding COULD occur is when the trans. needs to shift unexpectedly, such as on & off throttle application. It normally pre-selects the next gear to be engaged, and could have difficulty at times when that choice keeps changing.
|04-30-2015 03:24 PM|
|04-30-2015 03:19 PM|
|sailor||Check the thread dates - you're pulling up guesses form 2012 to comment on.|
|04-30-2015 03:14 PM|
This noise sounds to me like a transmission "teeth biting", and I speculate that it is either caused by incorrect syncro design (or damaged syncro), or gears are being engaged too soon - before syncros have enough time to do their job. In either case "tooth biting" does shorten the transmission life. I hope I am wrong, and somebody has a better theory.
As for a throw ball bearing as a noise source - I have never seen a ball bearing that makes noise as horrible as I have on my car. If this is truly the case, it is a major design flaw. A good example - my Toyota RAV4 exhibited a constant whining noise coming from transmission. Toyota acknowledged this as an issue with final gear honing (!), and replaced the whole transmission (!) under warranty to get rid of this minor (abet annoying) noise.
|09-19-2012 08:26 AM|
By now you should all be familiar with how I can help in these situations. If you're currently experiencing the grinding talked about in this thread, send me a PM with your details (VIN, mileage, preferred servicing dealer, daytime phone number) so I can get you escalated to your region's Customer Service Manager. Your CSM will reach out to your dealer to collaborate on a solution.
|09-18-2012 09:06 PM|
I have the grinding noise too. Whether or not it makes the car live as long we will only know when that bridge is crossed. What needs to happen for us to remain satisfied is to have ford fix the damn thing.
Its not a 'normal' noise. It's not a manual transmission noise unless you don't know how to drive a manual. It only does it between certain gears, so it clearly works during some shifts.
I love the car. But it needs to get fixed. I'm waiting to put more miles on mine - the dealer already documented the noise and know it does it - before I go and try to get them to fix it.
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