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12-23-2013 01:26 PM
wavsine
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Most manufacturers are pretty good about extending warranties on components with an abnormally high rate of failure. Let's hope ford will "step-up" if dcts start failing even though they don't seem to care much if they're merely unpleasant to drive.
rotflmao, they are already sporadically denying DCT warranty repairs for the second occurrence of clutch failure
12-22-2013 11:43 AM
wavsine
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It's too bad Ford didn't include a "weep hole" in the clutch housing that would allow engine oil/trans fluid to escape and identify a problem. Or an access port at least. Would sure make diagnosis easier.
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12-21-2012 09:31 PM
cheekedave Well they did do that transmission update. I did not notice anything different. However, the one thing that bothers me is I can press slightly on the gas, and when I let go it sort of jerks like it did not like getting gas :S

Same for being in reverse. I would rather them document it now while under warranty than to wait and get screwed once I am out of the warranty :( I will let you know what the outcome is!!
12-21-2012 09:24 PM
Ysteven
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So is this why they are replacing clutches? I am going to bring mine in. I do notice my car jerk.. especically when im in stop/go traffic. I appreciate your help! If I didn't change my oil I wouldn't have seen this and I would bet anything my dealer wouldn't :)

Thanks!
A lot of people on this forum dreaming to get this picture, cause dealer won't do anything unless get visual, they need prove that oil leaking. Each case is unique, most don't get that stain cause trans and engine screwed together tight(all tight ) I mean some metal diffusion is works better that gasket. (I mean two part screwed that good, becomes like solid(mechanical therm MARRIED)).
Again, if you don't have any major issues, forget about it.
12-21-2012 09:17 PM
cheekedave
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No matter if its 1st or 101st, that area shoud be dry. New focus designed with DRY CLUTCH. Any oil in there will cause disaster to cultch.
So is this why they are replacing clutches? I am going to bring mine in. I do notice my car jerk.. especically when im in stop/go traffic. I appreciate your help! If I didn't change my oil I wouldn't have seen this and I would bet anything my dealer wouldn't :)

Thanks!
12-21-2012 09:13 PM
Ysteven
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Also to add, this is technically my second oil change. First was at the place I bought it from, then today I did my own change (to synthetic). I saw this BEFORE i changed the oil however.
No matter if its 1st or 101st, that area shoud be dry. New focus designed with DRY CLUTCH. Any oil in there will cause disaster to cultch.
12-21-2012 09:10 PM
Ysteven
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Hey Ysteven,

I believe I am now in the right thread... I do get random shudders and it seems to get worse. I was changing my oil and I saw this right above my face and the first thing I thought of was "This is not right"... I just snapped the pictures. I assume this is not supposed to happen. I just wanted to confirm with you guys because I don't fully trust the dealership.
I think this picture can get you seal replacement pretty easy. But if you don't have any problems, don't go there. IF its not broken, don't fix it!
Happy holidays.
Steven
12-21-2012 09:08 PM
cheekedave
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Dave, sorry didn't answer your question. It's in the DRY clutch department. So, NO, it's not normal. If you don't have any issues now then you will later when clutch will get oily. I think I had my issues started TOO AT FIRST OIL CHANGE.
Investigate it, try to clean with alcohol, dry it, and see if it back. Shouldn't be any oily spot there. Good luck.
Also to add, this is technically my second oil change. First was at the place I bought it from, then today I did my own change (to synthetic). I saw this BEFORE i changed the oil however.
12-21-2012 09:07 PM
cheekedave
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Wow. Here you go. I bet you have a shudder and rattling notice when gear switches. Most likely your clutch contaminated with oil. It will be impossible to tell though which seal is leaking(engine or trans).
Have them to fish camera thru starter opening, at least that's what they told me how they diagnosing clutch contamination.
By the way are you in the right thread? Trans issue?
Hey Ysteven,

I believe I am now in the right thread... I do get random shudders and it seems to get worse. I was changing my oil and I saw this right above my face and the first thing I thought of was "This is not right"... I just snapped the pictures. I assume this is not supposed to happen. I just wanted to confirm with you guys because I don't fully trust the dealership.
12-21-2012 09:03 PM
Ysteven
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Hey guys.. I hope this is the right topic. I was just changing my oil (first time doing it myself on this car) and I noticed a sort of leak where the transmission is. Do you guys think this is normal?





Could someone help provide some insight? Oil change went fine. You can see where it is, the oil filter is on the left (front of the engine/car).

I appreciate the help!

Dave
Dave, sorry didn't answer your question. It's in the DRY clutch department. So, NO, it's not normal. If you don't have any issues now then you will later when clutch will get oily. I think I had my issues started TOO AT FIRST OIL CHANGE.
Investigate it, try to clean with alcohol, dry it, and see if it back. Shouldn't be any oily spot there. Good luck.
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