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02-24-2013 10:57 AM
hound I got the same parts replaced too.runs great now.and yes it took two days to do to
02-19-2013 10:22 PM
snow12
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Originally Posted by rrodda View Post
Here it is:

Road tested and confirmed the trans slips going into 2nd and 4th gears. Tested for codes and found no codes. Inspected the fluid and found full but also that the trans is leaking from the bellhousing area. Removed the trans and replaced both input seals and the clutch assembly. Reset the trans adaptive strat. Road tested and found OK

And the part numbers:

1 BV6Z*7B546*B clutch assembly
2 AE8Z*1S177*A seal
1 AE8Z*7048*A seal asy--oil
1 AE8Z*7052*A seal asy--oil
1 YS4Z*3N324*AA retainer--bearing
plus 8 nuts total and trans fluid

On the short drive home it seemed fine, way smoother than the SEL rental, also a 2012 with almost the same mileage as mine. The powertrain control module was also reprogrammed.
I'm gonna come stay with you for a couple of days so I can take my car to your dealer . Glad they got it fixed
02-19-2013 09:12 PM
daemoniscinxi Had this exact work done a few weeks ago. The car has been driving very smooth ever since. My MPGs dropped a little, but I'll give it time as supposedly there is a break-in period on the new clutches.
02-19-2013 09:06 PM
rrodda
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Originally Posted by noahsfocus View Post
Please give us the part# for the clutch pack when you get your invoice. And ask them for more detail on why they replaced it. Thanks!
Here it is:

Road tested and confirmed the trans slips going into 2nd and 4th gears. Tested for codes and found no codes. Inspected the fluid and found full but also that the trans is leaking from the bellhousing area. Removed the trans and replaced both input seals and the clutch assembly. Reset the trans adaptive strat. Road tested and found OK

And the part numbers:

1 BV6Z*7B546*B clutch assembly
2 AE8Z*1S177*A seal
1 AE8Z*7048*A seal asy--oil
1 AE8Z*7052*A seal asy--oil
1 YS4Z*3N324*AA retainer--bearing
plus 8 nuts total and trans fluid

On the short drive home it seemed fine, way smoother than the SEL rental, also a 2012 with almost the same mileage as mine. The powertrain control module was also reprogrammed.
02-13-2013 05:03 PM
paul21 My dealership takes 2 days to install a software only update, so...

We should probably make a list of dealerships that are willing to fix these transmission problems, since they seem so rare.
02-13-2013 04:58 PM
rrodda
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Originally Posted by thejordan View Post
Is future ford doing the work? I'd like info as well.

Yes, Future Ford Roseville. Will post all info I can upon completion. Now it is Friday evening before completion, at the earliest, but that sounded like it was due to backlog. I asked today about oil on the clutch plate, answer was the tech had not said anything, yet. It may not have had this phase of the work order even started yet, hence the Friday PM at earliest finish.

They popped for a rental, got a 2012 Focus SEL hatchback. I think it needs a TCM update also since it is not too smooth off the line.
02-13-2013 04:50 PM
thejordan
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Originally Posted by rrodda View Post
The 12B37 update is being done. Separate from that is the clutch deal.

What I was told today is: "an approximate 14 inch round, half inch thick clutch plate is being replaced. In mid-2012 Ford came out with an improved material for this plate which should provide a smoother operating transmission."
Is future ford doing the work? I'd like info as well.
02-13-2013 03:19 PM
noahsfocus Please give us the part# for the clutch pack when you get your invoice. And ask them for more detail on why they replaced it. Thanks!
02-13-2013 01:30 PM
dan50 If the dealer says it's installing an "updated clutch" and it's taking a couple days to do it, they are probably installing a new set of clutch plates and seals. There does seem to be an upgraded clutch version out there and it would make sense this is what they would put in your car.

As it is a new clutch, the dealer will probably tell you a break-in period of 1,000 miles or so is required before the "green" clutch behaves "normally". In practice this shouldn't be a big deal, but if you notice a few shudders or other odd behavior early-on, don't panic as it may very well go away as miles accumulate.

This is actually good news as the original clutch and seals seem failure-prone.
02-13-2013 01:29 PM
PratoN
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Originally Posted by rrodda View Post
The 12B37 update is being done. Separate from that is the clutch deal.

What I was told today is: "an approximate 14 inch round, half inch thick clutch plate is being replaced. In mid-2012 Ford came out with an improved material for this plate which should provide a smoother operating transmission."
Yes, that is a clutch. So either:

a) Your dealer isn't telling you that they found oil on it
or
b) You have the nicest dealership in America. (Are we talking Lincoln, California or Lincoln, Ontario?)
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