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Old 08-24-2014, 07:14 PM   #1
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Ford Focus & Fiesta Powershift Dual Clutch TCM Failure Symptoms

Now while I do go over TCM replacement and a little of how it all works this is by no means a customer type repair. What I do go over though is the symptoms of a failing Transmission Control Module. If the grounding issue checks out (see video explaining that below first, it applies to Focus too) and you are still having these symptoms you are due for a TCM replacement. While a very expensive repair it is covered under emissions defect warranty which is longer instead of powertrain so don't dismiss the dealer just yet. Hope this helps these are the most common symptoms which may be intermittent at first.

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Now while I do go over TCM replacement and a little of how it all works this is by no means a customer type repair. What I do go over though is the symptoms of a failing Transmission Control Module. If the grounding issue checks out (see video explaining that below first, it applies to Focus too) and you are still having these symptoms you are due for a TCM replacement. While a very expensive repair it is covered under emissions defect warranty which is longer instead of powertrain so don't dismiss the dealer just yet. Hope this helps these are the most common symptoms which may be intermittent at first.

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what are the symptoms?
Having the vehicle shift itself out of gear and intro neutral [while still indicating that the car is in gear] seems to be one set of symptoms.

There are others, accompanied by flashing indicators, engine trouble codes, and failure to start with the transmission indicator showing 'P'.

Sometimes the problem seems to clear itself, and the car can be restarted and driven.
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