Originally Posted by BoilerL1
Is the OP familiar with driving standard shift? I think some of the noises and vibrations from the DCT are because it is NOT a normal automatic but an automated standard shift. Some people inexperienced with standards and expecting the DCT to feel like a normal automatic may be disconcerted.
I think Ford really shot itself in the foot not creating a series of videos showing, in detail, the difference between a DCT and a traditional automatic. Relying on people to know how a manual behaves (which is what most of these TSBs and videos on the DCT from Ford say) is kinda dumb in a market where ~96% of cars are automatics
. This does nothing but confuse cases where the transmission is genuinely faulty and are rough/grindy because of contaminated clutches, failed gear sets, etc., and behaviour that is just "different".
(I think that the introduction of CVTs were equally blotched).
Personally, I moved from a MT to a Focus with a DCT, and I really don't notice the DCT operation noises some other people mention. If I'm in an echo-y garage with the windows down and the fan/radio off, I can barely hear the transmission shifting, but it's considerably quieter than shifts with the MT in my old car (and that was pretty quiet too).