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Old 07-02-2013, 03:10 AM   #1
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Has anyone else had their 2012 Focus Tranny rebuilt?

Ford just authorized a tear down of my transmission as a next step in figuring out the problems I'm having with my car. I was just wondering if anyone else had this done and what the car was like when you got it back. Was it better, worse, or no different?


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Old 07-02-2013, 03:14 AM   #2
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Moved to the MK3 section since your just asking a question and not really having a problem. You'll find a varying amount of answers to your question.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:17 AM   #3
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which transmission?
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which transmission?
DCT, I checked his other threads.
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My build is august of 2011. Had the trans clutches replaced per recommendation of Ford due to hard shudder at low RPM's in June of 2013. So far, so good. Shifts very smoothly without hesitation, shudder, and noise. This may have been the way the car behaved in the beginning, but not sure since that was a long time ago and I've had many little problems with the tranny. For now, just hoping its not just a dream.
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I seriously doubt it's the MTX-75 if that's what your asking, most likely it's the DCT. If this is about the 5 speed standard (aka MTX-75) then this would be the first time I've heard something of this magnitude that it would need to be rebuilt.
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I seriously doubt it's the MTX-75 if that's what your asking, most likely it's the DCT. If this is about the 5 speed standard (aka MTX-75) then this would be the first time I've heard something of this magnitude that it would need to be rebuilt.
I agree that it is most likely about the DCT. However I do recall reading about 1 or 2 people that had syncro issues with the MTX-75 and had some sort of work done.

So no harm in confirming the information first.
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I agree that it is most likely about the DCT. However I do recall reading about 1 or 2 people that had syncro issues with the MTX-75 and had some sort of work done.

So no harm in confirming the information first.

I've had mine to the dealer numerous times for synchro issues with 2nd gear.

Each time the dealer says it's "normal".

Pretty much came to realization that once the warranty is up for good, I'll be searching for a replacement MTX-75 transmission on car-part.com and having a private mechanic swap it in for me.
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I seriously doubt it's the MTX-75 if that's what your asking, most likely it's the DCT.
Why is that?

Are problems with the DCT "gearbox" (i.e. transmission without the clutches) common?
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Why is that?

Are problems with the DCT "gearbox" (i.e. transmission without the clutches) common?
Since the MTX is more "tired and true" its more likely the new DCT would have issues requiring a tear down.
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