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Old 11-21-2012, 10:11 AM   #41
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Same Issue

I have the same issue and I don't feel whatever this noise is should be considered normal. I plan to take mine in sometime in the next couple weeks so the dealer can take a look. I found the following on another site.


"More than likely the noise you are hearing is the shift fork actuator motors resetting in the transmission. Unlocking the door starts this process. When the shifter is placed in park and the engine shut off, the computer places the transmission in gear and releases both clutches. When the door is unlocked the computer begins resetting the shift fork motors and clutch motors in preparation for engine start. This is directly from Ford:

2013 Focus vehicles equipped with the Powershift DPS6 transmission may
experience a clicking noise from the transmission after the doors are unlocked and prior to the engine starting for up to 3 minutes. The noise is the transmission shift motors waking up and preparing for startup. Attempts to eliminate the noise should not be made."
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:17 AM   #42
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That language from Ford seems to be pretty much on-point and clear. This noise is normal and intentional.

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Old 11-21-2012, 11:40 AM   #43
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I have the same issue and I don't feel whatever this noise is should be considered normal. I plan to take mine in sometime in the next couple weeks so the dealer can take a look. I found the following on another site.


"More than likely the noise you are hearing is the shift fork actuator motors resetting in the transmission. Unlocking the door starts this process. When the shifter is placed in park and the engine shut off, the computer places the transmission in gear and releases both clutches. When the door is unlocked the computer begins resetting the shift fork motors and clutch motors in preparation for engine start. This is directly from Ford:

2013 Focus vehicles equipped with the Powershift DPS6 transmission may
experience a clicking noise from the transmission after the doors are unlocked and prior to the engine starting for up to 3 minutes. The noise is the transmission shift motors waking up and preparing for startup. Attempts to eliminate the noise should not be made."
You're going to go to the dealership because you don't think it's normal, but then you add quotes stating that it's perfectly normal and what exactly it is? The answer is right there everybody.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:00 PM   #44
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It does this even if the doors are locked.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:42 PM   #45
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Just got a 2013 Ford focus S Automatic. I am experiencing the react same issue as well. When I first got in the car we noticed this and the dealer wondered what it was as well. His exact words were "Haven't heard that nose before." Wasn't exactly comforting to know he had no idea what it was either. But at that point I already owned the car.
My car is doing exactly the same thing except threat that mine does it reguardless of temperature. Whatever it is it can't be good. Even of it is a servo those things eventually wear out. Cycling 20+ times didn't seem like it would be a good thing over time.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:40 AM   #46
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Chiming in to note I have the same noise, 2013 Ti with DCT. I had been assuming it was the louvers, and that maybe they were stuck (especially since I'm not getting anywhere near the gas milage I had expected). I was supposed to take mine in for a one month check-up Saturday, but I'll be out of town, so won't be able to get it checked yet.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:26 PM   #47
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What am I missing? What is there to get checked if Ford explained what the noise is and that it is normal?

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Old 11-22-2012, 01:29 PM   #48
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"More than likely the noise you are hearing is the shift fork actuator motors resetting in the transmission. Unlocking the door starts this process. When the shifter is placed in park and the engine shut off, the computer places the transmission in gear and releases both clutches. When the door is unlocked the computer begins resetting the shift fork motors and clutch motors in preparation for engine start. This is directly from Ford:

2013 Focus vehicles equipped with the Powershift DPS6 transmission may
experience a clicking noise from the transmission after the doors are unlocked and prior to the engine starting for up to 3 minutes. The noise is the transmission shift motors waking up and preparing for startup. Attempts to eliminate the noise should not be made."
Can you supply us the link where you found this info?
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:30 PM   #49
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His exact words were "Haven't heard that nose before." Wasn't exactly comforting to know he had no idea what it was either.
You shouldn't be disappointed that an employee of a car dealership doesn't know everything about your car considering that they sell cars and not engineer them.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:34 PM   #50
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The noise is the transmission shift motors waking up and preparing for startup.
It's too bad that whoever wrote this doesn't realize that motors don't sleep.

Maybe this explanation was intended for small children.
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