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Old 03-19-2014, 10:31 AM   #1
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Experienced a new noise today ! Transmission, suspension or normal ?

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Yesterday, after I left work, I heard a strange noise coming from the driver side. First time since I own the car I was driving with no radio so maybe it's there since a while, didn't notice but yesterday I did. I bought the car in January.

The noise will happen when I release the brake and start from 1st gear. We can hear the noise when the RPM is below 1k. It's doesnt do it in a continued noise. Just few seconds after I release the brake.

The noise also appear when switching between neutral and drive (1st gear). I can easily replicate the noise by letting the car go in drive (no foot on the pedal, just putting the car in drive and let it go) and while it's moving, switching to neutral. If I do the reverse, neutral to drive again, I will hear the noise.

Is that normal ? Is that the transmission slipping or it's something else ? I have no transmission problem (or weird noise or even vibration) except what I described above.

I drive a 2013 Ti DCT.

The noise sound like a metal part is shaking or a gear having hard time syncing.

I haven't went to the dealer yet, waiting for the next oil change in 3000 miles. Like I said, after passing the 1k rpm in 1st gear, I do not hear the noise again.

Thank you.


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From your description, I don't think it's anything to worry about. Sounds like an actuator actuating or something. The DCT makes a number of quirky little noises that are different from a regular transmission, but no cause for concern.

When your DCT starts making 'wrong' noises, you'll know it.

Your Ford dealership may tell you that it's normal, and Ford Customer Service may tell you "there's nothing that can be done", but you will know when there is a problem. Until then, I wouldn't worry about it.
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And here I thought I was going crazy! I have the identical issue! It's coming from the front-driver side of the car and sounds like something is shaking. It occurs while the car is in park, in drive but not in motion, and the initial seconds when I let go of the brake to accelerate. It is a very annoying noise and whenever I take it to the dealer it doesn't make the noise.

I'm waiting for the weather to warm up in Montreal to determine whether its due to the cold or not. Please let me know if you find out any new information!
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And here I thought I was going crazy! I have the identical issue! It's coming from the front-driver side of the car and sounds like something is shaking. It occurs while the car is in park, in drive but not in motion, and the initial seconds when I let go of the brake to accelerate. It is a very annoying noise and whenever I take it to the dealer it doesn't make the noise.

I'm waiting for the weather to warm up in Montreal to determine whether its due to the cold or not. Please let me know if you find out any new information!
I am in Montreal too. I will let you know, no problem. Next time I go to the dealer, I will show them (if it make it!, for now 2 days in a row) and let you know what they said.

Since when it does it you?

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From your description, I don't think it's anything to worry about. Sounds like an actuator actuating or something. The DCT makes a number of quirky little noises that are different from a regular transmission, but no cause for concern.

When your DCT starts making 'wrong' noises, you'll know it.

Your Ford dealership may tell you that it's normal, and Ford Customer Service may tell you "there's nothing that can be done", but you will know when there is a problem. Until then, I wouldn't worry about it.
I am very sensitive to change in a car. Every small noise or anything else, I hear and feel it.
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It made the noise a little bit last winter, then stopped over the summer. Now it does it nearly every time I drive the car. I have a feeling its weather-related, but this freaking weather doesn't wanna warm up so that I can verify this theory!
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It made the noise a little bit last winter, then stopped over the summer. Now it does it nearly every time I drive the car. I have a feeling its weather-related, but this freaking weather doesn't wanna warm up so that I can verify this theory!
Hmmm... I will check tomorrow. I see 6°C with rain and snow. Will probably hit 10°C if heavy rain with the humidity...
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And here I thought I was going crazy! I have the identical issue! It's coming from the front-driver side of the car and sounds like something is shaking. It occurs while the car is in park, in drive but not in motion, and the initial seconds when I let go of the brake to accelerate. It is a very annoying noise and whenever I take it to the dealer it doesn't make the noise.

I'm waiting for the weather to warm up in Montreal to determine whether its due to the cold or not. Please let me know if you find out any new information!
Hi Logos,

Have you been able to leave your vehicle at the dealer overnight for them to test it a few times? You can always get a second opinion from another dealer. Meanwhile, send me a PM with your VIN, odometer reading, full name, best daytime phone number, and servicing dealer so I can check a few things on my end. :)

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Hi Bianca,

I've taken my car in the past to fix other minor issues and noises, but this specific noise comes and goes. In trying to address this issue on two separate occasions the dealer has changes the shock on the front-driver side, as well as applying the TSB-13-5-11 for a clunking noise. Unfortunately, this noise has persisted. I'll be taking my car in a few weeks for an oil change and if the noise is still occurring I will notify the dealer. Hopefully this time we can replicate it! I've sent you my information via PM.

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According to Ford: your car is operating as designed
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Guess what... the noise is gone this morning ! Temperature is above 0°C (32°F) all the time since 24 hours !
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