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Old 12-11-2012, 09:26 AM   #61
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No way I'm driving my car. I had the "transmission over heating" warning and burning smell coming from the car. That to me does not sound like car that is road worthy. I drive a 100 miles a day. I'm not getting stranded on the side of the road waiting 2 hours like last time to get a tow in freezing weather. No thank you.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:38 AM   #62
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Let me know how this all works out Tamakh. I have had my transmission over heating message come on a couple times but luckily I have not gotten stranded anywhere yet.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:54 AM   #63
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Let me know how this all works out Tamakh. I have had my transmission over heating message come on a couple times but luckily I have not gotten stranded anywhere yet.

Part showed up and below is what they did. I have put 150 miles on it so far with no problems. We will see if it holds up.

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I took mine in on 12/13 for the 3rd time. I explained that the clutch would shudder when starting off, and then after driving about 20 miles highway, or stop and go driving, the clutch would shudder and then slip.

They had the car over the weekend and on Wednesday 12/19 they said my problen had been fixed. The service writer said thay had applied the latest software update and the service tech had driven the car, everything was OK. I explained that software would not repair a slipping clutch, but he said take it and drive it and if it acts up again to return.

The next day I drove to the next town (18 miles away) and upon beginning my return trip, the car began to shudder at take-off. I drove back and went straight to the dealer, and parked it in the service entrance. I entered and advised the service writer that it was shuddering and slipping. He advised the service manager, and told me that the service manager and tech would take it out for a drive to see what was happening.

As they started to take-off from the service entrance, the car shuddered and then the clutch slipped completely not allowing the car to move. They can back in and said they would find a true fix and then gave me a new loaner car.

I returned the followng morning and gave them a copy of the service ticket in this thread that had fixed the problem. I think they have a better understanding of the problem now that they experienced how severe the problem can be.

Thanks for the info.
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500 miles later and no problems (knock on wood). I highly recommend anyone having these problems to get this fix. It still idles kind of low, but I'm sure thats an easy enough fix.
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I took mine in on 12/13 for the 3rd time. I explained that the clutch would shudder when starting off, and then after driving about 20 miles highway, or stop and go driving, the clutch would shudder and then slip.

They had the car over the weekend and on Wednesday 12/19 they said my problen had been fixed. The service writer said thay had applied the latest software update and the service tech had driven the car, everything was OK. I explained that software would not repair a slipping clutch, but he said take it and drive it and if it acts up again to return.

The next day I drove to the next town (18 miles away) and upon beginning my return trip, the car began to shudder at take-off. I drove back and went straight to the dealer, and parked it in the service entrance. I entered and advised the service writer that it was shuddering and slipping. He advised the service manager, and told me that the service manager and tech would take it out for a drive to see what was happening.

As they started to take-off from the service entrance, the car shuddered and then the clutch slipped completely not allowing the car to move. They can back in and said they would find a true fix and then gave me a new loaner car.

I returned the followng morning and gave them a copy of the service ticket in this thread that had fixed the problem. I think they have a better understanding of the problem now that they experienced how severe the problem can be.

Thanks for the info.
They got authorization from Ford to replace the "Clutch-Pack", oil seals and actuators. They replaced those parts and car has the same problem.

A Ford Technical Rep has been called to come in and advise on next step. The Dealer wants to replace the entire Transmission. I still have the loaner, but no fix for my car yet.
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...The shuddering is starting to come back and so is the transmission rattling...
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...Got the clutches and everything replaced, but alas, it still grinds through the gears and shudders through 1st gear...
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...I have had my transmission over heating message come on a couple times...
I want to check in with everyone to see if youíre still experiencing a concern. If so, I can help by arranging a call from your regional customer service managers. For me to do this, please PM your full name, VIN, mileage, best daytime phone number, and dealer details.

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...The service writer felt the issue was that the transmission needed a flash/update only, but that determination will be made by the service technician after he's had an opportunity go through the car more thoroughly...
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...Got the call from my dealership this afternoon, car has to stay with them as they're replacing the clutches...
Just Tom & SportyChick,

Was the dealer able to resolve this? Please let me know.

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500 miles later and no problems (knock on wood). I highly recommend anyone having these problems to get this fix...
Thanks a bunch for taking the time to help out, Tamakh; you rock!

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...A Ford Technical Rep has been called to come in and advise on next step. The Dealer wants to replace the entire Transmission...
chief901,

Iím confident your dealer will take care of you.

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They got authorization from Ford to replace the "Clutch-Pack", oil seals and actuators. They replaced those parts and car has the same problem.

A Ford Technical Rep has been called to come in and advise on next step. The Dealer wants to replace the entire Transmission. I still have the loaner, but no fix for my car yet.
The Ford Tech Rep authorized a total rebuild of the transmission. It has been rebuilt three times in the last two days, and every time somthing new happens or it gets worse. Yesterday afternoon after they put the transmission back in for the third time, they started to program the DCT and the car locked itself down in the "Transport mode". As of this morning it will not respond to anything, and the Technical Rep has been called back. The service people at Ennis Ford have been great, and are trying everything to get it fixed, but the car is winning the battle so far.

Maybe time for Ford to buy this one back.
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