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Old 02-21-2013, 11:24 AM   #201
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I've yet to see a clear cut case where clutches / seals are replaced and the problem reoccurring
/me raises his hand.

I had clutches/seals replaced 4 months ago, and the car is acting pretty much the same way it did before they were replaced. It was much better for a while, but is back to providing a frustrating and annoying driving experience. It exhibits shift flare, gaps in power delivery between gears, and an all-or-nothing acceleration profile.

Of course, it never was 100% right, even after the clutches were replaced, which leads me to believe there might be something else at play.... I've also been told that the vibration after shifting to 4th gear is 'normal', even though this problem didn't exist prior to having my clutch serviced.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:37 AM   #202
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/me raises his hand.

I had clutches/seals replaced 4 months ago, and the car is acting pretty much the same way it did before they were replaced. It was much better for a while, but is back to providing a frustrating and annoying driving experience. It exhibits shift flare, gaps in power delivery between gears, and an all-or-nothing acceleration profile.

Of course, it never was 100% right, even after the clutches were replaced, which leads me to believe there might be something else at play.... I've also been told that the vibration after shifting to 4th gear is 'normal', even though this problem didn't exist prior to having my clutch serviced.
Hello - thanks for the info:

The problem I was referring to though, is the grinding noise (which is the sound of physical damage being done to your car that would need to be repaired at some point). Sorry my post was not specific enough on that question.

Did you have the "grinding" noise before having your clutches replaced?, and has that grinding noise returned?

I agree that the acceleration profile on these cars is strange (mine continues to be as well after clutch replacement), BUT, the weird acceleration profile is not likely damaging the car the way transmission grinding is. Though I find the acceleration profile weird I'm hoping to drive the car for many maintenance free years in spite of it (I've heard not bad shifts in mine after the repairs which is encouraging).

Has anyone had their clutches replaced after reporting transmission grinding and had the grinding problem re-occure?
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:53 AM   #203
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My trans had all the issues (grinding noise, shutter/shaking, etc). My dealer replaced the clutches and seals no questions asked. Now it works great.
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My trans had all the issues (grinding noise, shutter/shaking, etc). My dealer replaced the clutches and seals no questions asked. Now it works great.
How long ago was it fixes? Mines been 3 months with no recurring grinding problems.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:35 PM   #205
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Thought I would post an update in this thread to. I'm on day three since getting my car back and it's running great. Put on 500kms.

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Old 02-21-2013, 01:44 PM   #206
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Actually I did read your previous post before making my comment.

You said yesterday that you DID have your clutches / seals replaced ---> "Mine was the same way after they replaced my clutches and seals.. for about two weeks"

You said later yesterday that you DID NOT have your clutches / seals replaced: ---> " The dealer I took it to instead said it's fine nothing is wrong with it".

Were they replaced or not?

The reason I'm interested in this is that I've yet to see a clear cut case where clutches / seals are replaced and the problem reoccurring which is of interest to us all because if this fix works well, then once we get it done once, we're good, otherwise, we'll need to let Ford know these replacements are not working well.
I had the clutches replaced three months ago, and when I took it back to the dealer two weeks ago, they said everything was fine. I have been to the dealer 8 times for this so far, the two incidences I was talking about were not from the same trip to the dealer. Edited to clarify that after having the clutches and seals replaced for the grinding problem, that the grinding problem is still there. I believe this to be a computer issue since the grinding does not begin until after the Adaptive Learning Process has completed. If you reset the Transmission Control Module (I'm assuming that's what TCM stands for) The grinding completely stops until the computer has completed the Adaptive Learning Process, at which point it returns.
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I had the clutches replaced three months ago, and when I took it back to the dealer two weeks ago, they said everything was fine. I have been to the dealer 8 times for this so far, the two incidences I was talking about were not from the same trip to the dealer. Edited to clarify that after having the clutches and seals replaced for the grinding problem, that the grinding problem is still there. I believe this to be a computer issue since the grinding does not begin until after the Adaptive Learning Process has completed. If you reset the Transmission Control Module (I'm assuming that's what TCM stands for) The grinding completely stops until the computer has completed the Adaptive Learning Process, at which point it returns.
I have this same experience! The problem is I think they reset the TCM before checking for the issue @ my dealer
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:56 PM   #208
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Thought I would post an update in this thread to. I'm on day three since getting my car back and it's running great. Put on 500kms.

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Sweet!!! Hope it keeps acting that way!
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A little update to the people who are following

My car has been at the dealer since Monday! I have been driving a Jetta loaner since (so glad they offer them). My service technician said he has never seen the overheating messages before and had to do research on the matter. He is supposed to call me tomorrow to tell me what they are going to do "going forward". He didn't really specify what he was waiting for which has got me wondering

I really am hoping they actually come back with something wrong with the vehicle instead of what I have always been told..."its normal"

Keeping my fingers crosses...or putting up my middle one...depends on the outcome lol
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:46 AM   #210
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Did you have the "grinding" noise before having your clutches replaced?, and has that grinding noise returned?
I never had a serious grinding problem, just some minor crunchiness on the 1->2 shift. It didn't approach the 'gravel in a blender' level of noise that some people have experienced... but it shouldn't be making any more noise than a conventional manual transmission. A manual trans doesn't make crunchy gear-shift noises unless it is being driven poorly.

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I had the clutches replaced three months ago, and when I took it back to the dealer two weeks ago, they said everything was fine. I have been to the dealer 8 times for this so far, the two incidences I was talking about were not from the same trip to the dealer. Edited to clarify that after having the clutches and seals replaced for the grinding problem, that the grinding problem is still there. I believe this to be a computer issue since the grinding does not begin until after the Adaptive Learning Process has completed. If you reset the Transmission Control Module (I'm assuming that's what TCM stands for) The grinding completely stops until the computer has completed the Adaptive Learning Process, at which point it returns.
I too have noticed that the bulk of my problems appear after the learning process completes. My transmission also has a learning disability, LOL.
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