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05-30-2014 06:23 PM
BlazeFocus
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Originally Posted by GoldenHour View Post
I spend time on a couple of ST forums daily and about 80% of the complaints that I've heard about the ST clutch are from you. seriously.
The '13 and early '14 ST has slave cylinder issues reported by enough different people that it has been reported FoMoCo has implemented a design change to the slave cylinder construction. Premature and in some case, infant mortal, failures of the clutch hydraulic system employed in the ST is a well documented failure mode.

Google is your friend ...
04-21-2014 12:59 AM
GoldenHour
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Originally Posted by Kabigon View Post
I would be the first to tell you that the DCT clearly had its fair share of issues.
It seems that Ford had some clutch issues with the ST as well.

I also believe that Ford is smart enough to fix what is broken and to improve that which needs improvement.
I spend time on a couple of ST forums daily and about 80% of the complaints that I've heard about the ST clutch are from you. seriously.
04-20-2014 11:53 PM
Kabigon
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Originally Posted by GoldenHour View Post
we need someone who jumps up and defends the ST clutch everytime you say this just like you relentlessly defend the DCT .
I would be the first to tell you that the DCT clearly had its fair share of issues.
It seems that Ford had some clutch issues with the ST as well.

I also believe that Ford is smart enough to fix what is broken and to improve that which needs improvement.
04-19-2014 10:44 PM
GoldenHour
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Originally Posted by Kabigon View Post
Google "focus st clutch issues".
You will find that you are certainly not alone.
It seems that the clutch replacement may not be covered under warranty.
we need someone who jumps up and defends the ST clutch everytime you say this just like you relentlessly defend the DCT .
04-19-2014 10:28 PM
Kabigon
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Originally Posted by bbrodriguez View Post
New to the forum - been driving the ST for approximately 18k miles, less than a year old. Been a blast until now...

Now onto the problem - I recently noticed some shaking in first gear and the car was unable to resume cruise control after braking (the RPMs shoot up when I resume, then drop down, which is when the cruise control disengages; also, at highway speeds, i see the RPMs fluctuate between 2500 and 3000 RPMs when I'm generally in that range and am not depressing or releasing the accelerator). As to my driving habits - I've been babying this car from the beginning, trying to maximize mileage and I never downshift.

I took it into a Ford dealership and was finally told they think my clutch is worn down, but they won't know until they take the transmission apart. Imagine my surprise - even if I drove the car hard, I would think the clutch should be good for a lot longer, though I'm no mechanic... I also own a 2003 z06 which I've been driving for the past 10 years and have NEVER had a clutch issue.

On top of all that, I was told that if it's a worn clutch (and possibly flywheel), my warranty wouldn't cover any of the work. The cost to fix will be around 1200-1500 total depending on whether the flywheel needs to be replaced.

SO, what do you guys think? I was thinking about dropping the car off at the dealership tonight, so I need this to be fixed. I'm just baffled.

As a side note, I also took the car to a third party mechanic and he drove it around - because the shifting was still smooth and given the car is new and doesn't have much mileage on it, he doesn't think it can be the clutch.

Thanks

edit: i heard it could also be related to TSB 140007, though I can't pull up any details on that, so i'm not sure. ideas?
Google "focus st clutch issues".
You will find that you are certainly not alone.
It seems that the clutch replacement may not be covered under warranty.
04-19-2014 10:24 PM
Kabigon
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Originally Posted by W13FOCUS View Post
not covered... utter BS... as mentioned the car has a 3yr/30k warranty. the drive train has 5yr/60k miles... should be covered 100%...

Clutch discs (like brake pads) are wear and tear items.
It may be replaced under warranty because of a defect.
It would likely not be covered under warranty in the case of abuse and/or excessive wear.
04-19-2014 09:03 PM
GoldenHour you might want to take a look at TSB 13-9-7

http://http://www.focusst.org/forum/...3-present.htmlhttp://www.focusst.org/forum/focus-s...3-present.html
04-16-2014 05:17 PM
bbrodriguez thanks for the replies so far.

the original dealer was helfman ford in sugar land. im going to have another ford dealership look at the car this friday and see what they say too.

no luck on the loaner car though at either dealership - i'll reach out to Todd to see if he can help out with anything. thanks!
04-16-2014 04:25 PM
W13FOCUS
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Originally Posted by bbrodriguez View Post
New to the forum - been driving the ST for approximately 18k miles, less than a year old. Been a blast until now...

Now onto the problem - I recently noticed some shaking in first gear and the car was unable to resume cruise control after braking (the RPMs shoot up when I resume, then drop down, which is when the cruise control disengages; also, at highway speeds, i see the RPMs fluctuate between 2500 and 3000 RPMs when I'm generally in that range and am not depressing or releasing the accelerator). As to my driving habits - I've been babying this car from the beginning, trying to maximize mileage and I never downshift.

I took it into a Ford dealership and was finally told they think my clutch is worn down, but they won't know until they take the transmission apart. Imagine my surprise - even if I drove the car hard, I would think the clutch should be good for a lot longer, though I'm no mechanic... I also own a 2003 z06 which I've been driving for the past 10 years and have NEVER had a clutch issue.

On top of all that, I was told that if it's a worn clutch (and possibly flywheel), my warranty wouldn't cover any of the work. The cost to fix will be around 1200-1500 total depending on whether the flywheel needs to be replaced.

SO, what do you guys think? I was thinking about dropping the car off at the dealership tonight, so I need this to be fixed. I'm just baffled.

As a side note, I also took the car to a third party mechanic and he drove it around - because the shifting was still smooth and given the car is new and doesn't have much mileage on it, he doesn't think it can be the clutch.

Thanks

edit: i heard it could also be related to TSB 140007, though I can't pull up any details on that, so i'm not sure. ideas?


not covered... utter BS... as mentioned the car has a 3yr/30k warranty. the drive train has 5yr/60k miles... should be covered 100%... my dealer gave me a "loaner" while they worked on mine... speak with the service manager... also Todd (forum Ford Rep) may be able to help... he helped me out amazingly with my ford dealer...
04-16-2014 02:45 PM
valmundo Take the car somewhere else for a second opinion. The fact that there may be clutch issues this early indicates to me that its a defect / quality control issue that should be covered under warranty.

Don't accept that bogus response.
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