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Old 05-24-2014, 07:14 AM   #1
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2012 Focus stalling, lurching, no accel

Have 36,000 miles on my Focus. After 1/2 hour of stop and go driving in the warmer Spring weather, will balk from 1'st to 2'nd while pulling into traffic. Sometimes it corrects itself and lurches forward. Other times it will "stick" at around 2,000 rpm unless I release accelerator and accelerate again. Tried "flooring" it once, and the car stayed at 2,000 rpm. Have appointment with dealer 5/27/14, but thought I'd ask the forum for comments before my appointment. My daughter will be learning to drive this summer, and I'd rather not have her deal with this. Thanks!

Kept appointment and dealer said the mechanic drove the car while monitoring the transmission. Determined that transmission needed new clutch under warranty. Will receive car week of June 2. Will keep posting. Don't know if this is the proper way to update a post.



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Old 05-24-2014, 11:09 PM   #2
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Moved this to a section for your model year where you can research it more.
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Double Clutch, Automatic. Thanks!
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My manual does something similar too. Sometimes it wants to dog taking off in first but usually its fine. But frequently the shift from first to second just goes dead. Like there's no throttle input. I have to re-clutch, rev, then it takes off. Has never done it in any other gear and doesn't matter if I'm shifting at 2500 or 5500 rpms. Doesn't seem to be any pattern to it. Temperature, length of trip.. Had it at the dealer several times but of course they can never duplicate it, even though it can do it three times on the way there and again on the way back. I'm about to have an independent shop attempt to solve it out of my pocket like I did my CEL Ford refused to even attempt to diagnose, then look into proceeding against them for violation of the Moss-Magnusen Act. If you get anywhere post it up please. Love to get this solved and if there's a resolution to yours maybe it will at least give my tech a place to start.
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Got the car back 6/2/14. They reprogrammed PCM/TCM, and replaced the clutch and seals per TSB 14-0047. Car accelerates and shifts beautifully. Will post periodically as time goes on.
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