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Old 11-20-2012, 01:18 PM   #151
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2,000 miles now and no Trans issues. Guess it's broken in. I'm not too crazy about the shifter though. It needs lights on the console to show the shifter position.
Great news, Rockyherald! Feel free to share your shifter idea on http://social.ford.com. Post a link to your suggestion and we can all vote on it!

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Old 11-21-2012, 08:30 PM   #152
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2,000 miles now and no Trans issues. Guess it's broken in. I'm not too crazy about the shifter though. It needs lights on the console to show the shifter position.
I have that on our F-150. It's show 1 thru 6 right on the cluster panel.
I agree should be done on Focus as well.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:18 PM   #153
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After reading through these posts, I have realized that my 2012 Focus also experiences this grinding noise and shutters during acceleration. It looks like it may need those parts replaced. I brought the car back to the dealer before to have a TSB PCM update done, it didn't seem to fix anything. I plan on dropping it off tomorrow at the Ford dealer to have it looked at and fixed.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:36 PM   #154
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Good luck, keep us posted. From my understanding they don't have a fix for that.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:00 PM   #155
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After the clutch and seal replacement 10 day's ago our's is grinding again. I noticed a slight shutter in reverse this past Sunday. I'm really not happy with this trans., I know the concept is used in hi-po cars so it should work on this platform.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:19 PM   #156
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After the clutch and seal replacement 10 day's ago our's is grinding again. I noticed a slight shutter in reverse this past Sunday. I'm really not happy with this trans., I know the concept is used in hi-po cars so it should work on this platform.
They actually did it to improve MPG, converter is not that efficient but smooth.
My MPG dropped dramatically after all this happened.
You hold off little longer, mine came back after 300 miles after clutch replacement. I gave up with repairs. I am just praying Ford will come up with new improved clutch to replace it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:31 AM   #157
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So, after reading through most of this post, I'm realizing that the grinding sound I keep hearing between 2nd and 3rd (after the transmission gets warm) is not in my head. Lol. I first started noticing this around 450 miles and it got really bad at 650 (it's more consistent now). I'm supposed to take it to the dealership I bought it from (150 miles away) Monday (12-3-12) to get looked at, and am hoping they don't tell me this is normal or some other line. Anyone have suggestions on what to tell them is going on? I suppose I could point them to this forum.

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Its normal , mine used to do it till 1000miles(1600km) than it got way less noticeable. A little bit once in a while is normal, they all do it specially after a long drive.

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So, after reading through most of this post, I'm realizing that the grinding sound I keep hearing between 2nd and 3rd (after the transmission gets warm) is not in my head. Lol. I first started noticing this around 450 miles and it got really bad at 650 (it's more consistent now). I'm supposed to take it to the dealership I bought it from (150 miles away) Monday (12-3-12) to get looked at, and am hoping they don't tell me this is normal or some other line. Anyone have suggestions on what to tell them is going on? I suppose I could point them to this forum.

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Its normal , mine used to do it till 1000miles(1600km) than it got way less noticeable. A little bit once in a while is normal, they all do it specially after a long drive.
Itís really normal, in any case, for a transmission to grind? I know I donít know a whole lot about cars, but any grinding sound coming from my whole powertrain is unacceptable; grinding = something breaking or wearing down. Itís funny to hear someone say this normal, as I work on helicopters and if I were to tell them a grinding sound in their gearboxes was normal, they would fire me, lol.

I need to add that it grinds for about 1-3 seconds on a slow take-off and about 1-2 on a fast take-off. When it is about to shift from second to third, it drops down to a lower RPM, feels like it is going to stall, and starts jerking the car back and forth (the rpms fluctuate as well about 500-100 rpms on the tachometer). When I take off quickly, it skips from second to whichever gear, but jerks VERY hard and produces a loud Ďclunk.í

I am going to drive it a bit more here in a little while, Iíll see if I notice anything else.
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It’s really normal, in any case, for a transmission to grind? I know I don’t know a whole lot about cars, but any grinding sound coming from my whole powertrain is unacceptable; grinding = something breaking or wearing down. It’s funny to hear someone say this normal, as I work on helicopters and if I were to tell them a grinding sound in their gearboxes was normal, they would fire me, lol.

I need to add that it grinds for about 1-3 seconds on a slow take-off and about 1-2 on a fast take-off. When it is about to shift from second to third, it drops down to a lower RPM, feels like it is going to stall, and starts jerking the car back and forth (the rpms fluctuate as well about 500-100 rpms on the tachometer). When I take off quickly, it skips from second to whichever gear, but jerks VERY hard and produces a loud ‘clunk.’

I am going to drive it a bit more here in a little while, I’ll see if I notice anything else.
Welcome to the forums! Roughly 1/3 of the threads here are about the grinding noise and the fact that Ford has had almost two years to fix it and haven't.

Feel free to check out my previous posts for details, I'm filing my official complaint next week.
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