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Old 11-01-2012, 04:07 PM   #16
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Some of the complaints are valid, and some are in regard to traits of a DCT that will always exist. "Smoothness" isn't its forte, when compared to a transmission with a torque converter. But....the grinding and rattling issue isn't a trait of a well-designed DCT. There's plenty of proof on Youtube of some really horrible noises people are tolerating, and this is the issue Ford needs to address, along with the crap input/output seals that are causing clutchpack problems. I'm a little mystified that this isn't of more concern to Consumer Reports than a buggy MFT. Ford needs to step up on this transmission before their reputation lands back in the toilet.
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