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Old 01-18-2013, 11:15 AM   #81
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Does that mean my car will give me trouble until I die?

EDIT: Was the binding causing the clutch to fail - or were they just having trouble getting it out?
Causing the clutch to overheat and fail. This failure was the cause of the shudder & slippage.
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Causing the clutch to overheat and fail. This failure was the cause of the shudder & slippage.
Oh no!

The service rep (allegedly) said he told my dealer to check my bell housing through the starter to check for oil, but the dealer never actually told me if they did anything. He just said the transmission tech said "couldn't replicate" the problem.

So, I don't know if they even checked, but if I don't have oil - this could be my issue and also why the clutch slippage gets worse after extended driving if that bearing is binding and heating up!
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Oh no!

The service rep (allegedly) said he told my dealer to check my bell housing through the starter to check for oil, but the dealer never actually told me if they did anything. He just said the transmission tech said "couldn't replicate" the problem.

So, I don't know if they even checked, but if I don't have oil - this could be my issue and also why the clutch slippage gets worse after extended driving if that bearing is binding and heating up!
Mine would heat up in as little as 10 highway miles, or numerous start/stop in heavy traffic. One time in the middle of Austin, Tx. on I-35 it totally slipped after a hard shudder start. I managed to finally get it rolling using the S-mode and 2nd gear. Heat was the major factor.
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The case was causing the input shaft bearing to bind, and was revised after June 2011, mine was built 4/28/2011. Yes the first clutch was fried, they replaced the clutch pack and actuators, and then they put in another clutch assembly when they replaced the transmission.

Right now it drives like new, and is in the adaptive learning mode. I need to put some miles on it to be totally satisfied.
Which transmission assembly did they put in your car? Looking on fordparts.com - they have revisions B through F! Of course, mine is a B. lol

If I eventually need to get a replacement, is the F revision compatible with my car? Because it doesn't say superseded and when I put in my VIN, it tells me to buy a "B" revision. I don't want the dealership to put in another faulty transmission if they didn't rework all of the B revision cases...
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Which transmission assembly did they put in your car? Looking on fordparts.com - they have revisions B through F! Of course, mine is a B. lol

If I eventually need to get a replacement, is the F revision compatible with my car? Because it doesn't say superseded and when I put in my VIN, it tells me to buy a "B" revision. I don't want the dealership to put in another faulty transmission if they didn't rework all of the B revision cases...
The work order show it to be "D".
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The work order show it to be "D".
Thank God it works with newer versions!
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