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Old 10-04-2012, 07:49 PM   #101
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I have tried the Traction button off and yed the transmission is very smooth and no shuddering from the start. It works great.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:19 PM   #102
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Since there is no "button" to turn off the tc maybe ford could add "traction control off/on" to the list of sync commands?
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:26 PM   #103
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Since there is no "button" to turn off the tc maybe ford could add "traction control off/on" to the list of sync commands?
It's in the central screen menus, under driver aids. It's not hard to find but it would be tedious to turn it off every time.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:29 PM   #104
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What exactly does TC do? Is it just for controlling wheel spin while driving like on snow and ice or is it what other manufactures call vsc? (vehicle stability control). Which actually controls the braking on each wheel independently to prevent loss of control. i.e hydro planning etc.

If TC is strictly for wheel slip. I could care less and would welcome a way to disable it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:06 PM   #105
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What exactly does TC do? Is it just for controlling wheel spin while driving like on snow and ice or is it what other manufactures call vsc? (vehicle stability control). Which actually controls the braking on each wheel independently to prevent loss of control. i.e hydro planning etc.

If TC is strictly for wheel slip. I could care less and would welcome a way to disable it.
As far as I know, just wheel slip. TC and electronic stability control are separate. I like Thegonagle's response on this site: http://www.city-data.com/forum/autom...n-control.html
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As far as I know, just wheel slip. TC and electronic stability control are two completely separate animals.
Technically they are theoretically separate, but Advancetrac uses the traction control and abs in order to perform its stability control functions.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:54 PM   #107
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Here is another confirmation. Shuttering is gone at the start and better responsiveness in stop and go traffic.
Thanks OP. Now I just have to get use to turning the T/C off all the time.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:07 PM   #108
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Car still shudders and lurches in stop and go, reflashed in April. :(
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I still get the shuddering even with T/C off!
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:11 PM   #110
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Wonder how hard it will be to convince the service dept to do this? Your post helps and I'm sure will be used by many to get this looked at.
I don't have any oil or residue on the outside of my transmission and do not always have the shudder. I think it will be hard to get the dealer to look at mine without any oil showing.

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From TSB 11-12-13:

SERVICE PROCEDURE

1. Inspect the base of the transmission clutch housing for evidence of transmission fluid leak. Transmission fluid will be slick versus sticky. If the fluid leak is sticky and honey colored, it may be mistaken for engine oil or transmission lubricant. This condition may be caused by excessive rust inhibitor applied to the flywheel during manufacturing. Wipe clean the rust inhibitor from the transmission housing with Motorcraft® Metal Brake Parts Cleaner or equivalent.
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