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Old 02-13-2013, 03:10 PM   #191
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Yes, my sisters is also a 2013 model.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:19 PM   #192
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Yes, my sisters is also a 2013 model.
Is it DCT or manual transmission?
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:47 PM   #193
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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."


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They they change these parts in 2013 - I've never heard anything like this on my 2012 SEL 6-speed DCT. Also, why does it repeat for three minutes? It would seem that when the shift forks are reset and the clutch motors are too, they should be quite done,eh?
If they replace these parts then they wern't replaced on my 2013 I just picked it up on Saturday and have noticed this same noise. Very strange!
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:00 PM   #194
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Just a followup. I drove the car for about an hour and it was warm. I went out 10 minutes later and opened he door. It didn't start making that noise. So it seems when it's warm the xmission doesn't try to reset.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:45 AM   #195
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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."




If they replace these parts then they wern't replaced on my 2013 I just picked it up on Saturday and have noticed this same noise. Very strange!

The above highlighted terms are unacceptable to me when read in a technical service bulletin. Shift motors have to wake up? BS! Motors or servos don't have to 'wake up'. Position themselves to ready for start up? OK, I understand this, but I will allow 1 cycle. Thats it. Not a continous short cycling for 3 min. (my car seems to go on longer) Needless wear and tear on moving parts resulting in decreased service life. 'May'? Either it does it, or it does not do it by design. Pick one. The term 'may' does not apply to mechanical/electrical cycles.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:20 PM   #196
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The above highlighted terms are unacceptable to me when read in a technical service bulletin.
What exactly is the original source of this "document"? Are you sure that it was a TSB?


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Shift motors have to wake up? BS! Motors or servos don't have to 'wake up'.
Perhaps "warm up" would be a better choice of words.


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Needless wear and tear on moving parts resulting in decreased service life.
It could be that the motors will last 50 years instead of 80. Why worry about it (unless you have good reason to believe that the Ford engineers missed something)?


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'May'? Either it does it, or it does not do it by design. Pick one. The term 'may' does not apply to mechanical/electrical cycles.
It may or may not do it dependent upon a number of conditions. What's wrong with that?

For example: On a warm day, the cooling fan may turn on.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:26 PM   #197
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open the back doors - no sound
open the front doors in preparation for driving - sound
open the front doors after the car has been driven around for a while - no sound.

MAY.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:21 PM   #198
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Had to pick up some paperwork at the dealer today. Told my sales person about this. We went to another 2013 Focus (just off the truck!) and I'll be darned it made the same noise as what I've and others have experienced.
Doesn't bother me yet but we will see as I've only had the car a couple of days. Transmission seems to operate fine though and I am happy with its operation thus far...........
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:03 AM   #199
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open the back doors - no sound
open the front doors in preparation for driving - sound
open the front doors after the car has been driven around for a while - no sound.

MAY.

open the front doors in preparation for driving - sound

Sound, sound, sound, sound, sound, sound, sound, sound, sound, sound, sound, sound, sound, sound, sound, sound, sound, sound

Dosen't even look right in print. Time for me to move on.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:06 PM   #200
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