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Old 03-10-2014, 10:50 PM   #1
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Unusual clicking noise

I have a 2013 Focus Titanium with 12,000 km. Today my wife was on her way out, and when she opened the drivers door, a clicking noise started from the engine compartment. This noise like the ticking of a clock carried on for 5 minutes before it quit. I could not see a problem, so she started the car and drove off. She went just a few blocks and returned because the car was acting straing. It revved more then normal and shifted harshly. Also did the same shifting down while braking.
I drove it after this episode, and it was back to normal. Now she is reluctant to drive it

Has anyone had this experience.

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the only thing I can think of is a relay rapidly cycling, like when you try to remove an energized relay. Maybe a bad connection causing it?
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Moved to MkIII section for more looks.

goingtoscotland posted the answer for documenting the issue & getting it checked over.

Guessing you have keyless entry/ign. in the Ti version, my GUESS is that the trans. was trying to do it's start-up cycling & happened to be caught at the point where the gears didn't want to mesh (happens occasionally with manual transmissions with engine not running) to explain the noises. Second guess is that it wasn't acting normally due to not completing that cycle as usual. "Reset" by turning off/walking away with key to turn off completely, then starting again normally, let it get back to normal operation.

Complete guesswork, based on what I understand of the operation of the DCT automated manual trans..

Dealer could check over & look for any possible stored trans. "codes", other owners can comment if they've had similar experiences.

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have you seen this thread http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...t=dct+clicking
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Insist that the dealer checks for any powertrain updates (i.e. new firmware) for your car.
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:38 PM   #7
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It needs one of the dozen tsb software upgrades on the transmission.. Click click wirl is what mine did the week we picked it up.
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