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Old 08-02-2019, 07:27 AM   #21
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Likely, nothing there is cheap beginning with a clutch assembly. Megabucks.
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Old 08-02-2019, 07:42 AM   #22
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3500-4000k ? That would put an owner into a brand new transmission.?

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Old 08-02-2019, 11:23 AM   #23
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3500-4000k ? That would put an owner into a brand new transmission.?
The folks who have been quoted for a new clutch pack out of warranty who have also shared their quotes give us quite a range, but I would expect $2-2.5k for a new clutch pack and seals, which is not the same as a "new transmission". IIRC, Ford pays the dealership for 6 hours of labor on a warranty replacement, but it's pretty well accepted that it's an 8-hour job.

If you're looking for a new transmission - as in completely replacing what's there with a slushbox or manual - then yes, your guess is probably closer to that cost. Of course, I can't imagine a Ford dealership touching a transmission swap, so you'd need to find an unaffiliated shop who would be willing to tackle it.
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Old 08-02-2019, 05:35 PM   #24
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I called my local Ford service garage today. After a very productive exchange with the service manager I came away with some great news, at least I felt it was.
An out of warranty DCT clutch. oil seal ,shaft seals replacement and reboot would cost me $1400. With an extremely reliable vehicle under me I felt this was some good news going forward.
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I have noticed contributors to this subject/post are NOT Focus owners with the DCT 6 transmission.

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I have noticed contributors to this subject/post are NOT Focus owners with the DCT 6 transmission.
You don't have to own a DCT-equipped vehicle to notice issues. I test-drove a 2014 that has the shudder. I rode in a colleagues' DCT Focus that has the shudder. And to top it all off, the Detroit Free Press article pretty much confirms what most of us were thinking.
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Old 08-03-2019, 02:57 PM   #27
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I called my local Ford service garage today. After a very productive exchange with the service manager I came away with some great news, at least I felt it was.
An out of warranty DCT clutch. oil seal ,shaft seals replacement and reboot would cost me $1400. With an extremely reliable vehicle under me I felt this was some good news going forward.
I paid about $1400 last year for a new clutch on our '14. Great car otherwise; we bought an '18 last winter.

BTW, my sidebar notes an '06 Focus, which we still own.
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:43 AM   #28
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A 2014 qualifies for warranty replacement/update if under 100k miles.
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A 2014 qualifies for warranty replacement/update if under 100k miles.
That's only true for a very small subset of 2014 Focuses: 14M01 / TSB 16-0109 extends the transmission warranty (input shaft seals, clutches, software) to 7 years / 100k miles for 2011-2014 Fiestas and 2012-2014 Focuses with a DPS6 and build date through June 5, 2013.

You'd have to have one of the earliest 2014s to be covered. The majority are not.
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That's only true for a very small subset of 2014 Focuses: 14M01 / TSB 16-0109 extends the transmission warranty (input shaft seals, clutches, software) to 7 years / 100k miles for 2011-2014 Fiestas and 2012-2014 Focuses with a DPS6 and build date through June 5, 2013.

You'd have to have one of the earliest 2014s to be covered. The majority are not.
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