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Old 11-05-2012, 10:33 PM   #131
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Has anyone's transmission actually failed? I know this issue is likely reducing the tranny life but it would be interesting to know when they'll start failing (i.e. grinding on 100% every shift or failing completely).
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:16 PM   #132
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I just scheduled an appointment to get my transmission looked at (again...) and because I'm at 37k miles, I'm going to get hit with a $125 diagnosis charge if they don't find anything wrong.

Goosfraba...

EDIT: I'm still taking it in, but also filing BBB/NHTSA/etc complaints today.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:37 AM   #133
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I hope they will not give you answer like they did to me. :::(drive it for awhile, we (dealer) don't have a fix at this moment, but as soon as Ford will realese something we ll let you know). That's exactly words.
Now Iam on new car with rattle sound on up shifting.
I have a gut feeling this have something to do with cooling. I mentioned before, all my symptoms more aggressive after 50 miles round trip or hot day or heavy traffic in NYC.
Colder days approaching and I notice it less.
the bulk of my shifting problems disappeared when the cold weather set in here in new elngland.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:41 AM   #134
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the bulk of my shifting problems disappeared when the cold weather set in here in new elngland.
Mine aren't as bad either, but it's still there and I know it didn't solve the problem.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:03 AM   #135
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I wold like to jump on this thread, I am in Northern NJ, as you all know we got hit by Sandy here, so I never had a chance to go to dealer. I will go soon as soon all will calm down here. It's ease to find gold than gas over here right now.
I will tell that,:; as colder day we getting now, less shuddering and rattling noise is not loud as it usually. I can bet that its have something to do with temperature of the DCT, maybe metal expansion and/or contraction. I was browsing on all Getrag sites couldn't find any info. I was thinking adding some kind of conditioner or cooler thru the vent hose with surenge, cause it all seems not 100%normal but it drives better when cold out.
I know couple of guys experience the same(improvement in cold days), but anybody got it thru? Got some answers on it? DCT is good idea but still with a lot of bugs in it.
Thx Steven
I live in massachusetts and my (same) shudder/hesitation problems were dramatically reduced as soon as cold weather came here.
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I wold like to jump on this thread, I am in Northern NJ, as you all know we got hit by Sandy here, so I never had a chance to go to dealer. I will go soon as soon all will calm down here. It's ease to find gold than gas over here right now.
I will tell that,:; as colder day we getting now, less shuddering and rattling noise is not loud as it usually. I can bet that its have something to do with temperature of the DCT, maybe metal expansion and/or contraction. I was browsing on all Getrag sites couldn't find any info. I was thinking adding some kind of conditioner or cooler thru the vent hose with surenge, cause it all seems not 100%normal but it drives better when cold out.
I know couple of guys experience the same(improvement in cold days), but anybody got it thru? Got some answers on it? DCT is good idea but still with a lot of bugs in it.
Thx Steven
I only have 1100 miles on my car, but after more than an hour of driving, I've noticed the grinding and what sounds like a constant (but faint) chatter from the transmission. Of course, I rarely drive for more than an hour. Almost everywhere I need to be is a 30 minute trip tops, but I too think that prolonged driving and heat might be an issue here.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:08 PM   #137
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Anyone have any opinion on why grinding is worse when the car is warm / hot? (mine exhibits this behavior as well - here in Ontario over the past few days when I've driven my car in the cooler weather it shifts like a dream but the grinding returns as the engine heats up.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:40 PM   #138
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I don't know,but I think they low on oil or metal expansion is got to be a factor.
Does anyone saw clutch assembly in their hands, I did and looks like hell of a lot complicated and tons of parts in it. Which could expand from heat and cause it to go crazy.
At this point I have only this two theories.
Mine is improved to as we getting cold weather.
Come in the summer I will remove cover on the bottom of the car to see if it help to COOL transmission naturally.
By the way what's the oil type in it? Thinking of adding a little and will attach hose to the Vent tube, send hose down in case it spits out extra oil. That's my second option.
Dealers don't know anything about this DCT, since its new to them. Contact Getrag if you need answers.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:46 AM   #139
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I wold like to jump on this thread, I am in Northern NJ, as you all know we got hit by Sandy here, so I never had a chance to go to dealer. I will go soon as soon all will calm down here. It's ease to find gold than gas over here right now...
Hi Ysteven,

I hope you're safe and that things are looking up for you over in New Jersey! When you're ready to head to the dealer, please reach out to me so I can escalate your case. Just send me a PM with your VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name; I'll get things moving.

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I only have 1100 miles on my car, but after more than an hour of driving, I've noticed the grinding and what sounds like a constant (but faint) chatter from the transmission. Of course, I rarely drive for more than an hour. Almost everywhere I need to be is a 30 minute trip tops, but I too think that prolonged driving and heat might be an issue here.
Hi Doctor Drew,

I'd like to extend you the same courtesy for Ysteven and get your case escalated. All I need is a PM with your VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name; I'll make sure your regional customer service manager gets involved and addresses your concerns.

Thanks!
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Come in the summer I will remove cover on the bottom of the car to see if it help to COOL transmission naturally.
By the way what's the oil type in it? Thinking of adding a little and will attach hose to the Vent tube, send hose down in case it spits out extra oil.
I think the first one is a "band-aid" fix and the second one sounds like a horrible idea.
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