Originally Posted by lifespeed
Check for evidence of a seal leak by the clutches wetting them and causing the shuddering? Gotta jack and crawl to remove the bottom cover :(
Good luck. Mine has had the grinding issues but doesn't have a visible leak. Ergo, it's normal.
Why doesn't Ford just release a TSB - maybe with a link to an audio clip somehow? It can say, "If the car makes this specific weird noise, fix it."
2012 FF Ti HB Kona Blue, Built 5/24/2011, 401A + Ti Handling Package, Parking Technology Package, Winter Package, Moonroof, and MFT w/NAV at v3.6 91k miles and counting...