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Old 12-09-2012, 09:51 PM   #11
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Ah whoops, I meant to say the clutch, not the entire transmission. Sorry for the alarm
Now that I've picked my jaw up off the floor, I'm glad to hear it was only the clutch or clutches as the case may be, I believe there are actually two clutches in the unit. Either way, that's a lot better than replacing the entire transmission. As I understand it, the issue has to do with bad seals which leads to the clutches needing replacement because they become contaminated by transmission fluid. That certainly makes more sense to me.

For a minute there I was beginning to have buyers remorse thinking I made a bad decision buying the Focus.

So tell me, now that the clutch(s) have been replaced, how's the car running? Any more issues with the DCT?
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For a minute there I was beginning to have buyers remorse thinking I made a bad decision buying the Focus.
Based on what is reported here, mechanical issues with the DCT itself seem to be extremely rare.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:24 PM   #13
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I honestly have never had a problem with my DCT, I think it stuttered once when I first got it, but now I have 14k miles on her and she drives like a dream, same with MFT, never once had an issue with that either
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:49 AM   #14
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SUCCESS!!

These are the steps I followed to return my One-Touch window feature to operation:

1. Hold button down until window is all the way down
2. Release for a split second
3. Hold button down for 5 seconds
4. Hold button up until window is all the way up
5. Release for a split second
6. Hold button up for 5 seconds

Worked perfectly! Thank you Focus Fanatics!!
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:06 AM   #15
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SUCCESS!!

These are the steps I followed to return my One-Touch window feature to operation...
Most of what's in the owners guide really does work.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:35 AM   #16
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Most of what's in the owners guide really does work.
Agreed. Pity though it WASN'T actually IN the Owners Guide. Hence the question.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:40 AM   #17
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For the techs at all Ford service centers, this should be printed out and taped to the steering wheel, with an added note below

PLEASE REACTIVATE AUTO UP/DOWN POWER WINDOWS BEFORE CLOSING THIS WORK ORDER
1. Hold button down until window is all the way down
2. Release for a split second
3. Hold button down for 5 seconds
4. Hold button up until window is all the way up
5. Release for a split second
6. Hold button up for 5 seconds.

THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION!!!
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:02 AM   #18
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For the techs at all Ford service centers, this should be printed out and taped to the steering wheel, with an added note below

PLEASE REACTIVATE AUTO UP/DOWN POWER WINDOWS BEFORE CLOSING THIS WORK ORDER
1. Hold button down until window is all the way down
2. Release for a split second
3. Hold button down for 5 seconds
4. Hold button up until window is all the way up
5. Release for a split second
6. Hold button up for 5 seconds.

THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION!!!
You're right. It would seem that if the techs working on the cars know that disconnecting the battery will result in loss of certain features, you'd think that they'd reprogram everything before returning the car. At the very minimum the information should be printed in the Owners Guide.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:40 AM   #19
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You're right. It would seem that if the techs working on the cars know that disconnecting the battery will result in loss of certain features, you'd think that they'd reprogram everything before returning the car. At the very minimum the information should be printed in the Owners Guide.
It is in the owners guide, but you just missed it.

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Resetting the Bounce-Back Feature
WARNING: The bounce-back function remains deactivated until
you have reset the memory.
You must reset the bounce-back memory separately for each window
after the battery has been disconnected.
1. Lift and hold the switch until the window is fully closed.
2. Release the switch.
3. Lift the switch again for one more second.
4. Press and hold the switch until the window is fully open.
5. Release the switch
6. Lift and hold the switch until the window is fully closed.
7. Open the window and then try to close it automatically.
8. Reset and repeat the procedure if the window does not close
automatically.
That's from the first printing of the 2013 Ford Focus owner's guide pages 96 and 97.

It may only say 1-second vs 5, but that's the exact same procedure for resetting the upper and lower boundaries of the window which allows for the 1-touch operation to function.

So although the techs might not perform it every time it is in that owners guide as you wished it would be.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:46 AM   #20
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It is in the owners guide, but you just missed it.



That's from the first printing of the 2013 Ford Focus owner's guide pages 96 and 97.

It may only say 1-second vs 5, but that's the exact same procedure for resetting the upper and lower boundaries of the window which allows for the 1-touch operation to function.

So although the techs might not perform it every time it is in that owners guide as you wished it would be.
WOW! Those guys from Ford are FAST!

Thanks for that by the way, I don't know how I missed it. I'll have to go through the manual again, because I'm sure I read that entire section and there was nothing pertaining to resetting the One-Touch feature.
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