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Old 07-06-2013, 02:25 AM   #1
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Weird Noise Only When I Turn Uphill

So I noticed for the first time (likely because I had my windows down and the radio turned off) that when I am turning onto a hill, here are some weird metal to metal noises, almost as if it's coming from the tire or transmissions. I ended up thinking it's from the tranny because I threw the car into neutral one time and rolled up the same hill without any issues.

Does anyone else have this problem? Also I hope it's not one of those problems that only occurs with the driver and not when I take it in to show the mechanic.

Thanks in advance.


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Old 07-06-2013, 07:28 AM   #2
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yes...accelerating uphill coming out of a turn is when i find transmission shudder/grinding to be the worst...my entire car shakes...i've been told this is normal


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So I noticed for the first time (likely because I had my windows down and the radio turned off) that when I am turning onto a hill, here are some weird metal to metal noises, almost as if it's coming from the tire or transmissions. I ended up thinking it's from the tranny because I threw the car into neutral one time and rolled up the same hill without any issues.

Does anyone else have this problem? Also I hope it's not one of those problems that only occurs with the driver and not when I take it in to show the mechanic.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:11 AM   #3
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Happens to me as well. Noticed it the first time driving into a steep incline in a parking garage. The DCT transmission in this car needs a lot of improvement.
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Normal. Mine does it, too, but it's a DCT so I expected these types of issues. Nothing to worry about.
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If you put the gear selector in the "S" sport mode, it will not do this.
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:11 PM   #6
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Luckily my 2012 doesn't do this on a regular basis. It happened 3-4 times in the first 6 months I owned the car but not in the past year. I couldn't figure out what all the fuss was about until I had a rental 2013 focus a couple month's ago that did that. Went down a slight incline with a light touch on the throttle, and made a left turn. The clutch did several click-click-click-click-clicks until it figured out what gear it wanted to be in. I go through that same intersection every single day on my way home from work. I chocked up the experience in my 2012 to getting used to how the DCT works and the DCT break-in period. There's no such excuses for the rental.
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Hi everybody,

A great first step with any vehicle concern is to make an appointment at your dealership so they can document and diagnose it for you. I'm always happy to do what I can to help as well; send me a PM and we'll get started. Please include your VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name; I'll get to work for you.

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