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Old 10-03-2012, 04:45 PM   #51
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cant wait to try this when i leave work. ive had shuddering since day 1
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:51 PM   #52
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Can't wait to go for a drive tomorrow so I can try this. Sounds great so far!
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:54 PM   #53
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wish there was a fuse we could pull to disable it. lol.

I bet there are all kinds of hidden access to things like hold the gas pedal down, press the brake 3 times then roll the rear passenger window down and it will open the Advanced settings menu. LOL.

Thats just a joke!. but Im sure there are things like that in most cars.

I would love to find something like that in the MFT system.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:57 PM   #54
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Coming from an engineer, I love talking to customers and repair technicians on issues - and they love it too. But marketing says we "lack social skills" or something. Plus, we usually tell them too much. Then word gets out (for example) that "every clutch on every 2012 Focus is bad" and it ends up costing the company too much money. That's why they keep us locked in the basement.

Note: That was just an example - I don't work for Ford. I am, however an engineer stuck working in a basement with desks/cubicle walls from 1970 while the people upstairs are on like... their 4th remodel since 2000.
Do you watch the IT crowd? You'd like it.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:22 PM   #55
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I was all exited about this ''possible fix'' when I read about it today. So upon gettin my hands on my car at the end of my shift, I did the 7 step procedure to deactivate the TC (The damm engineer that buried this feature so deep does not deal with snow banks 6 months a year, that's for sure) and...no cigar...

The car/tranny still behave like a lardass. There is still the same amount of shudder, the same amount of ''lag'' when in motion and trying to get some speed quick, the same loss of power when taking a 90 degree turn and the same amount of insane over reving when trying to get some speed quick.

I know you guys are talking about the shudder thing, but I was kinda hoping it would also resolve the sh!tty tranny behavior I have. Saddly not. I'll keep looking into it. If some of you guys can find some peace and joy with this, I'm happy for you all.

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Old 10-03-2012, 05:29 PM   #56
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Do you watch the IT crowd? You'd like it.
Way off-topic. Best exchange in television-
Roy: Julia told me the story.
Jen: So what happened?
Roy: Her parents died in a fire.
Jen: Oh god, I'm sorry. That's horrible.
Roy: Yeah, yeah. Yeah, it was a fire...at Sea Parks.
Moss: Sea Parks?
Roy: Yeah.
Jen: With the-
Roy: With the whales and everything, yeah.
Jen: Oh, okay.
Moss: Sea Parks?
Roy: Yeah.
Moss: Huh.
Roy: Yeah.
Moss: A fire?!?
Roy: That's right. At the sea lion show, apparently.
Jen: Aren't those shows usually out in the open?
Roy: Well, yeah, yeah, that's what I would have...yeah.
Jen: Lots of water everywhere.
Roy: Yeah, I mean, I would imagine the whales would need a lot of water. I don't think you can have whales in a place where there isn't a huge amount of water.
Jen: It just seems like a weird place to go on fire.
Roy: It's a very weird place to go on fire. A fire? At a Sea Parks? It's the weirdest thing I've ever heard. I mean, maybe, maybe if there were plastic seats maybe they could go on-
Moss: They don't have plastic seats at Sea Parks.
Roy: How do you know?
Moss: Roy, when I was on holiday I lived at Sea Parks. It's the funnest, wettest, most splish-splashy place in the world!
Roy: Okay. Did you go and see the sea lion show?
Moss: Three times a day for two weeks.
Roy: And did they have plastic-
Moss: No, it's all stone steps.
Roy: Then what went on fire?!? I've checked Wikipedia. There is no mention of a fire at any Sea Parks.
Jen: Do you think maybe she's lying?
Roy: No...No, I mean, why would she lie? And if she was going to lie why would she use this one? A fire? At a Sea Parks? It's wrecking my head! I mean, if she had said that her parents had drowned I'd be the happiest man in the world. But a fire? At a Sea Parks? I mean it's just, it just, aww, it just, it opens up a lot of questions.
Jen: Well maybe you could ask her?
Roy: No, no, no, no. We can never talk about it again.
Jen: Well maybe you could just-
Roy: No, no. No, no, no. We can never talk about it for the rest of our lives.
Jen: Well, then I suppose you're just going to have to try and stop thinking about it.
Moss: That's another great idea. You're on fire, if you'll pardon the expression.
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I was all exited about this ''possible fix'' when I read about it today. So upon gettin my hands on my car at the end of my shift, I did the 7 step procedure to deactivate the TC (The damm engineer that buried this feature so deep does not deal with snow banks 6 months a year, that's for sure) and...no cigar...

The car/tranny still behave like a lardass. There is still the same amount of shudder, the same amount of ''lag'' when in motion and trying to get some speed quick, the same loss of power when taking a 90 degree turn and the same amount of insane over reving when trying to get some speed quick.

I know you guys are talking about the shudder thing, but I was kinda hoping it would also resolve the sh!tty tranny behavior I have. Saddly not. I'll keep looking into it. If some of you guys can find some peace and joy with this, I'm happy for you all.

Cheers
Do you have the 12B37 update?

I do not but I also have no issues with the clutch/transmission.
For me, TCS on or off makes no difference in "smoothness".

In your case, perhaps a clutch replacement is the answer (possibly because of leaking seals).
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I turn off TCS almost every time when I'm driving. It also stops the rpm flare up when you do this.
DCT plus TCS = DISASTER!


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Only takes me a second to turn it off
The TC in my C5 Z06 would always default to "On". It too only took a second to defeat, but I also bought a module that spliced in to the OBDII connector that REMEMBERED where I left it and set it that way every time. That was a nice mod.

Wonder if it will work on the Ford.....?

I wonder if this is a torque management issue, or an ABS/TC issue. Damn, I wish we could get some tuning for this car!
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Do you have the 12B37 update?

I do not but I also have no issues with the clutch/transmission.
For me, TCS on or off makes no difference in "smoothness".

In your case, perhaps a clutch replacement is the answer (possibly because of leaking seals).
Yup, I had one tranny software reflash made in march 2012, when the tranny initially died on me. That was pre 12B37. Then later in summer I had 12B37 done and it improved the tranny behavior greatly, but saddly, it didnt lasted. I told the dealer about it but but he told me, over the phone, that my tranny was just fine w/o even seing it...I'd like to switch cars with him for a couple of weeks so he can experienced ''my perfectly working'' tranny...

Tried pretty much everything in the book but the dreaded battery pull.

We'll see...Thanks to the OP for the T/C tip.
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