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Old 12-27-2012, 03:33 PM   #231
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...I知 not getting my hopes up, but it seems the transmission relearn is somewhat working....
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I want to be sure this is resolved for you; please see your inbox for my message.

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Heading into the dealer first thing in the morning to get the transmission reprogrammed...if they don't get it fixed tomorrow morning, I will then utilize the Ford Customer Service Rep here on the forums
I知 checking on you after the dealer visit, 87astro; please don稚 hesitate to get in touch with me.

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...I tried to ignore it for a long time, but it's gotten worse and since the weather turned cold again...
Tarzanalog,

I知 available to escalate this up to your regional customer service manager. For me to do this, PM me with the vehicle details (please include your VIN, full name, phone number, mileage, and dealer name/state).

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Update: With over 1k miles done since the reapir, it is fair to say the clutch seal and clutch replacement have pretty much completely fixed the rough shifting between 1st and 2nd as well as that horrible grinding noise. However.....There is now a subtle noise that seems to be getting slowly more persistent...the noise is now consistent enough that I will drop the car off on Wednesday, with New Years and all...
It痴 great news about the shifting, middie8; I知 confident your dealer will take care of you.

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Old 12-27-2012, 03:46 PM   #232
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Are you sure that many people have had "the throwout bearing" replaced?
I don't know about "many people" but my throwout bearing failed after the first 500 miles and essentially "burned out the clutch" requiring the replacement of both at around 750 mi.

IMHO - My Focus was (and still is) experiencing the same grinding issues that everyone's has... except that my throwout bearing was a weaker link than most and really caused it go to hell faster than normal. But since then I've been in the same boat as everyone else.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:48 PM   #233
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I’m available to escalate this up to your regional customer service manager. For me to do this, PM me with the vehicle details (please include your VIN, full name, phone number, mileage, and dealer name/state).

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Cory - Thanks for the quick reply. I'll wait to see what the dealership has tried this time (if anything) re: the transmission before asking for your help. Thanks - T
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:12 AM   #234
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Cory - Thanks for the quick reply. I'll wait to see what the dealership has tried this time (if anything) re: the transmission before asking for your help. Thanks - T
You got it, Tarzanalog.

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Old 12-28-2012, 10:37 AM   #235
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Well maybe not "many people". Just saying it could be a possible source for the subtle noise I am hearing now (Not the grinding noise I was hearing before my seals and clutch were replaced). This noise is quieter than the severe grinding I was hearing before; probably why I just started to notice it). Hopefully I can get a better answer after Wednesday when I drop the car off to get it looked at and hopefully fixed (fingers crossed).
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:48 AM   #236
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The Ford owners manual states:

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TRANSMISSION FLUID
Checking 6-speed automatic transmission fluid
The automatic transmission does not have a transmission fluid dipstick.
Refer to your scheduled maintenance information for scheduled
intervals for fluid checks and changes. Your transmission does not
consume fluid. However, the fluid level should be checked if the
transmission is not working properly, (i.e., if the transmission slips or
shifts slowly) or if you notice some sign of fluid leakage.
Transmission fluid should be checked by an authorized dealer. If
required, fluid should be added by an authorized dealer.

Do not use supplemental transmission fluid additives, treatments or
cleaning agents. The use of these materials may affect transmission
operation and result in damage to internal transmission components.

Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
1. Clean the filler plug.
2. Remove the filler plug and
inspect the fluid level.
3. Fluid level should be at the
bottom of the opening.
4. Add enough fluid through the
filler opening so that the fluid level
is at the bottom of the opening.
5. Install and tighten the fill plug
securely.
Use only fluid that meets Ford specifications. Refer to the Maintenance
product specifications and capacities
section in this chapter
..."However, the fluid level should be checked if the transmission is not working properly, (i.e., if the transmission slips or shifts slowly) or if you notice some sign of fluid leakage."

I'm no authorized dealer, but is there a way I can check the transmission fluid level on my car - since the dealer clearly won't.
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...Hopefully I can get a better answer after Wednesday when I drop the car off to get it looked at and hopefully fixed (fingers crossed).
middie8,

Please keep me in the loop.

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...I'm no authorized dealer, but is there a way I can check the transmission fluid level on my car...
No, PratoN. The automatic transmission fluid should be checked by a Ford dealer, like it says in the section of the Owner Guide you quoted. Drop me a line and I値l lend a hand.

BTW, the quote was from the 2012MY Focus Owner Guide 5th Printing on page 366, for those interested. You can grab a free copy by going to this link:

http://Owner.Ford.com/servlet/Conten...OwnerGuidePage

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Well I just started hearing the grinding noise during gear shifts as mentioned here. It became apparent after driving long distances as others have mentioned as well. It doesn't happen too frequently right now, but I'm assuming it will occur more as time goes on. My car is at about 15,000 miles now and I've had a few TSB updates performed already. When I was home this past week, my Dad actually commented on how jerky the gear shifts were in lower gears, and this was right before I started hearing the grinding noises. From the people that have gone through this already, what do you think the best way to get this looked at/addressed would be? Bring it to the dealer first and see what they say? Contact FordCustomerService and go through them right away? I haven't been able to reproduce the noise consistently yet so I don't want to bring it to the dealer if they're just going to laugh it off.
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Well I just started hearing the grinding noise during gear shifts as mentioned here...

From the people that have gone through this already, what do you think the best way to get this looked at/addressed would be?
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After first initial leak and clutch pack replacement and then a trans hot warning and another replacement this morning like clockwork another expected illumination on the dash Trans too hot again(-10 C here). Does it state in the manual anything about changing clutch packs with every oil change?
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