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Old 03-10-2019, 10:57 PM   #41
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Ford's better idea of a dct...is a joke. Ford should of gone w/ a downsized version of the GM/Ford trans 6F55/ 6T40.......
You mean the 6F35 which was already behind the 2.5L I4 in the Fusion and Escape, and is also used in AWD trim with the 2.0L GDI in the EcoSport? It can and has been done, but only on the Fiesta based EcoSport AWD.

The 1.0L Focus automatic uses the even lighter duty 6F15 though.
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:36 PM   #42
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Last fall at the Dealer I paid $1352.58 plus $120 diagnostic fee...
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Old 03-19-2019, 04:48 PM   #43
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I just had clutch pack replaced under warranty on 2014 Focus Titanium Hatch.
I paid zero, but bill showed $1150 CDN. It's a massive improvement over how it felt before, especially on startup.
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Posted this elsewhere but relevant here so...

Had a door latch problem on my 2012 Titanium HB so I called the dealer, gave them my VIN, and they scheduled me to come in today for the door latch problem and a few other things on the books. As I dropped the car off this morning I reviewed the list of things which included the DCT clutch shudder issue and the rep said they'd work on it if there was a problem to which I said I had the occasional shudder problem but not bad. The rep said the tech would test drive to check it out and a couple hours later the tech called to say the clutch needed replacing. So, I should get a new clutch pack under warranty as well as the other work (door latch, fuel canister, APIM reprogram if necessary, etc).


I didn't really have a big issue with my DCT and didn't make a big fuss about it with the rep but at $1300+ to repair I'm happy this is under warranty and not out of pocket.


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Old 04-07-2019, 08:18 PM   #45
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My Local Ford Dealer just quoted me $2,200 to replace my DCT clutch packs, out-of-pocket, since my ‘13 is out-of-warranty. So that should give you an idea.



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Old 04-07-2019, 08:20 PM   #46
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My Local Ford Dealer just quoted me $2,200 to replace my DCT clutch packs, out-of-pocket, since my ‘13 is out-of-warranty. So that should give you an idea.



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Shop at other dealer. This is really on the high side.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:54 PM   #47
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Shop at other dealer. This is really on the high side.


There’s ZERO chance I would ever give Ford any of my money for their design flaw. This shudder has nothing to do with me but everything to do with a poor design & their inability to do the right thing & take care of their customer. My car is babied & has only 38k miles. I can’t wait to get Ford Customer Service & the dealerships service director involved.



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There’s ZERO chance I would ever give Ford any of my money for their design flaw. This shudder has nothing to do with me but everything to do with a poor design & their inability to do the right thing & take care of their customer. My car is babied & has only 38k miles. I can’t wait to get Ford Customer Service & the dealerships service director involved.


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Yes, I agree.

In the mean time you can try the following.

From a dead stop, full throttle until you reach 60MPH. Release the gas and let the car downshift on its own until you reach 0MPH (D idle speed). Do it 5 times in a row. Your car should feel better for a while.
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Yes, I agree.



In the mean time you can try the following.



From a dead stop, full throttle until you reach 60MPH. Release the gas and let the car downshift on its own until you reach 0MPH (D idle speed). Do it 5 times in a row. Your car should feel better for a while.


Just curious as to how that helps? That is seemingly a great way to put a lot of pressure on the engine & transmission, especially when it’s out of warranty? Also, it would be my luck that I’d get pulled over by a cop doing that.



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the tcm shifts based on learned patterns, thus, you shouldnt always drive like its stolen and shouldnt always drive it like an old granny.

at the same time there is a dealer tech that makes vids of various repairs, the clutch for the dct being one of them, in the video he describes how they check if the clutch is wet (contaminated with trans fluid indicative of a faulty seal - clutch should be dry) if the clutch is wet it needs to be replaced before anything else, if the clutches are dry they run a adaptive learn reset procedure (several posts here and at forscan about this) then the final step described which he clearly states is not a "ford recommended repair method" is to do just this which he refers to 'clutch scrubbing', the friction caused in doing this wears down any high spots on the clutch caused by the shuddering/previous adaptive learning

tldr, it puts a small amount of wear on the clutches to smooth out the high spots caused by shuddering which is caused by adaptive learning and to 'learn' to apply the clutch better

found the video,

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