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Old 12-23-2012, 07:11 PM   #141
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Sounds like perhaps your active grille shutters opening and closing. Hard to tell from a video.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:18 PM   #142
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If its a DCT it might be the shift motors cycling to prepare the clutches in the neutral position for a safe engine start, that seems to be one of the service tips mentioned that if some one comes in with a concern for a particular noise from the engine compartment when the car is turned off not to fix it because it was considered normal.

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Clicking after the engine is turned off
As the vehicle is powered down, the transmission will cycle the clutches to the released position
so it is ready for a safe restart of the engine. This is part of normal operation. Clicking sounds
from the transmission immediately after the engine is turned off are normal.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:32 PM   #143
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Yeah it's a DCT, but that just does not seem normal :)
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:33 PM   #144
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It did this maybe 10-12 times
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:38 PM   #145
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did you read this thread;

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=302144
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:44 PM   #146
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An example of the issue posted on YouTube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkbGjGX3dyM
This is the exact noise I have, and I just closed on the car yesterday, gah damnit!
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I've been watching this post to understand this same sound my car makes. However, I have noticed that it doesn't do it as often now. I have just over 800 miles on my '13 Focus and it only seems to do it when the car is cold... ie in the morning and after work. Before it would do it when I opened the door AND when I locked the door after a long drive to work.

Curious if anyone else here is noticing that their car is doing it less now that it's got a few miles under the hood?

I just think it's funny that it didn't do this Click Click thing on my MANY test drives before I decided to buy the Focus!
Same here, nothing on my test drive!
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:47 PM   #148
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I just found that, and I am now very disheartened, I thought I was getting a car I would be worry free for awhile and now I am going to wonder if something else might go wrong cause of it.
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One thing I noticed tonight was taking off from a stop it felt almost like the tires were slipping on acceleration and I was going slow, no I wonder how many issues I am going to have with this damn transmission
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I just found that, and I am now very disheartened, I thought I was getting a car I would be worry free for awhile and now I am going to wonder if something else might go wrong cause of it.
You're worrying over nothing so far, since the only complaint you seem to have so far is for something that Ford has declared as normal, now until we have evidence otherwise I wouldn't worry about it until something physically stops working.
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