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Old 04-01-2015, 06:24 PM   #131
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... What I have experienced is that my transmission becomes more jerky the longer my trip is. Is there any particular reason for this? ...
Heat.

Many owners have reported that their problems get better during colder weather and worse when it warms up or when driving conditions cause the clutches to heat up.
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Thank you for the information! I just recently bought a used 2013 Ford Focus with 56,000 miles on it and have been experiencing the jerkiness of the transmission. What I have experienced is that my transmission becomes more jerky the longer my trip is. Is there any particular reason for this? Is the jerkiness of the transmission rough on the transmission itself?
Welcome to the forum, harrisonmitch!

Congrats on your new-to-you Focus. Have you had a chance to talk with your dealer about this?

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Old 04-03-2015, 06:05 PM   #133
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Congrats on your new-to-you Focus. Have you had a chance to talk with your dealer about this?

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I have not yet talked to my dealer about this Meagan. Is this an issue that I need to be concerned about? Or is the jerkiness of the DCT pretty standard?
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Copying and pasting from another post. I had just had the clutches replaced and had a reflash done.

OK so I got my car back a couple of days ago and I have a few questions:

1. There is still a slight shudder when I'm really light on the throttle. It only happens occasionally but is this normal?

2. When I'm a little heavier on the gas pedal I notice a little vibration when shifting from 3-4 gear. Is this normal?

Edit: I have done a little reading on this and it seems that the noise/vibration is the shift forks?
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:23 AM   #135
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Thank you for the information! I just recently bought a used 2013 Ford Focus with 56,000 miles on it and have been experiencing the jerkiness of the transmission. What I have experienced is that my transmission becomes more jerky the longer my trip is. Is there any particular reason for this? Is the jerkiness of the transmission rough on the transmission itself?
This can be repaired by Ford and is one of several known issues with this transmission. As other members have replied there is a TSB from Ford to fix this and some, including me, have had it happen under warm or hot conditions and/or with heavier load (passengers and/or AC on).

AS you read the three years of posts here about the DCT transmission, you'll get a better idea what help is available.

Be aware that for has voluntarily extended the warranty on parts of the transmission.

Initially Ford tried to explain away many of these symptoms as normal but as time passed multiple TSB's were issued that fixed what had formally been described as normal.

Meagan the Ford rep here is your best bet for someone concerned that you get a true fix.
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Thanks for this informative write-up! It finally make sense now.

Do you guys ever notice a clatter from the transmission when it changes gears? Will a firmware update fix this?
The clatter is not normal and there are TSB's from Ford which can fix it.
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Great article Joeywhat, My question to you is I use to own a 2010 Focus SES did it have the DCT tranny? If not, Ford shouldn't have "In my opinion" stop using that tranny because I got 28-34 mpg all the time for 38K miles. Why did Ford waste everybody's time and heart ache for 3 more mpg's.
Ford thought they had a good execution of the dual clutch transmission when they did this. properly running you get the best of both worlds, by that I mean sharp, crisp shifts AND good mileage.
In the past three years of posts here this situation has gone from "many of these symptoms are normal" to a progression of TSB's , escalations by the ford reps here and then extensions of the warranty for parts of the tranny.
Many of the TSB's address symptoms that owners were formerly told were normal.
Sadly many former TSB's would fix things, only to have them come back in week sot months.
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I have not yet talked to my dealer about this Meagan. Is this an issue that I need to be concerned about? Or is the jerkiness of the DCT pretty standard?
The DCT does exhibit some unique characteristics (I'll post below), but it's always a good idea to head to your dealer if you're unsure if something is normal or not. Once you have an appointment set up, please send me a message with your VIN, updated mileage, best daytime phone number, fill name, and dealer name/location. I can check out some options.

The PowerShift 6 Speed Transmission is designed to provide the feel and efficiency of a manual transmission with the easy driving of an automatic. The PowerShift transmission automatically engages the next gear in anticipation of the shift, providing seamless shifting. It also has neutral idling, which disengages the transmission when sitting at idle, and helps to maximize fuel efficiency.

Because the PowerShift 6 Speed Transmission operates similarly to a manual transmission, you may notice some characteristics that provide a unique driving experience from the automatic transmission you may be used to:
  • When you take your foot off the accelerator pedal and the vehicle begins to slow down you may perceive a light to medium braking sensation as the transmissions makes adjustments.
  • During the break in period, the transmission may shift quicker or harder. This will smooth out after a short period of time.
  • You may hear mechanical noises when driving.
  • You may feel a difference when pulling away from a stop.

Some vehicles may also be equipped with Select Shift, which allows you to manually shift gears by selecting the plus and minus buttons on your vehicle's toggle switch when the vehicle is in the Sport Mode (S on the shift column).


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Copying and pasting from another post. I had just had the clutches replaced and had a reflash done.

OK so I got my car back a couple of days ago and I have a few questions:

1. There is still a slight shudder when I'm really light on the throttle. It only happens occasionally but is this normal?

2. When I'm a little heavier on the gas pedal I notice a little vibration when shifting from 3-4 gear. Is this normal?

Edit: I have done a little reading on this and it seems that the noise/vibration is the shift forks?
I recommend heading back to the dealer who did the repairs and having them look at these newer symptoms. Please let me know when you do.

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Thank you!

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Old 05-04-2015, 04:53 PM   #139
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Here's my question. What about when I want to race the chump next to me? (; Do I let up on the gas at all when changing gear in select shift? ..or is there some kind of automated function that creates the best opportunity for the gears to actually engage? In my VERY limited experience my 2013se seems to shift better balls to the wall. If I let up it's almost like the trannys getting a double signal. I know the operative word is "deliberate" but I was curious about how to operate the system when you are going for best acceleration.
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I think you figured it out, avoid the "double signals".
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