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03-12-2013 03:33 PM
FordService Hi folks,

Remember, if you're concerned, you can always bring this up to your dealer the next time you stop by. They'll be able to determine if your vehicle is behaving normally.

Stay warm!

Crystal
03-10-2013 08:52 AM
Faygo Focus I think slightly slower shifting in cold has been true with every automatic I have had.

Just needs to warm up a bit.

When its really cold I take it easy, feeling (right or wrong) like I need to ease my car into it, like easing my body into running in the cold. I don't even turn the speakers on until its warm inside because (again, right or wrong) I think the cones are more brittle in the cold, too.
03-10-2013 12:54 AM
powermax
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Originally Posted by Kabigon View Post
The DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) upshifts and downshifts by engaging/disengaging the 2 (dry) clutches.
The actual gear changing is normally done well before the clutches engage/disengage.
I know but maybe the forks take longer to select gears maybe delaying the clutch. But you are right since its slow from 1st to 2nd as well (both already selected). I guess maybe the eletric motor gets stiffer while really cold.
03-10-2013 12:25 AM
Kabigon
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Originally Posted by powermax View Post
I wonder if that is caused by the thick cold tranny fluid.
The DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) upshifts and downshifts by engaging/disengaging the 2 (dry) clutches.
The actual gear changing is normally done well before the clutches engage/disengage.
03-09-2013 11:13 PM
cobie56
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Originally Posted by macdiesel View Post
Happens all the time in the negative degree weather. Sucks but warms up quickly.
i agree. a tad slower in cold weather or when engine/tranny is cold but all back to warm up quick normal in a mile or two..
03-09-2013 10:27 PM
spektrum2
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Originally Posted by powermax View Post
I dont think its related to the engine temp. Because a lot of times I let the car warm up for a while before driving and the shift are still slow.
I warm up as well and your right its still slow to shift and then sometime during my foggy coffee gulping AM drive its all good...Don't count on me to solve this lol..
03-09-2013 10:04 PM
powermax
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Originally Posted by 1slofofo View Post
I think it's the engine being cold. If it's cold, but my engine is warmed up, it's rather quick.
I dont think its related to the engine temp. Because a lot of times I let the car warm up for a while before driving and the shifts are still slow.
03-09-2013 09:54 PM
spektrum2 Put me in the different till warm club too.I'm anal about keeping the RPM's low until its warmed up fully but mine wants to drag out the shift.(-5c and below)
03-09-2013 09:03 PM
Bliky I drive 100% in Sport Plus mode so I shift manually... Almost all the time when I press the button the car shifts. I've noticed on a few cold nights as well as a few times the car has just sat if I get in and drive off right away it takes about a second more to go from like 1st to 2nd but then on it seems pretty much fine... I wrote it off as probably just the cold and I guess that's what it is.
03-09-2013 08:31 PM
1slofofo I think it's the engine being cold. If it's cold, but my engine is warmed up, it's rather quick.
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