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Old 11-07-2011, 08:13 PM   #101
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I finally got home (11/4) and have sporting around in my Focus for 3 days. I'm happy to report my 6 spd DCT (car built in Sept) seems to be working fine. No probs for me (so far)!
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:50 PM   #102
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I will run my health check tomorrow. I took my car in to a second dealer and I have the Powershift TSB in my hand and they heard a little noise, but was told to wait until the first oil change to see if it improves. Also, I was dissappointed to read that the emissions calberation info posted on here also does not update the TCM. I wish it does because that will kill two birds with one stone!
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:44 PM   #103
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After putting a few miles on the car Sunday (it's the wife's car so I don't drive it much) and being very impressed with the new shift pattern and off the line performance I took it out for a spin testing the SCV (Speed Compensated Volume) which was disabled by default. What's up with that?

Pulling into my driveway (which I hate since it is about a 20% grade and 3 feet longer than my car. This makes it fun to get my a$$ of the sidewalk without going through the garage door) I got a lurch and a loud clunk.

Couldn't duplicate it but it did not ever happen to me before the update and the wife never experienced it either. Probably just the perfect storm (my driveway) for this type of tranny. We'll see.
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After putting a few miles on the car Sunday (it's the wife's car so I don't drive it much) and being very impressed with the new shift pattern and off the line performance I took it out for a spin testing the SCV (Speed Compensated Volume) which was disabled by default. What's up with that?

Pulling into my driveway (which I hate since it is about a 20% grade and 3 feet longer than my car. This makes it fun to get my a$$ of the sidewalk without going through the garage door) I got a lurch and a loud clunk.

Couldn't duplicate it but it did not ever happen to me before the update and the wife never experienced it either. Probably just the perfect storm (my driveway) for this type of tranny. We'll see.
That's weird, I had the same exact clunk whenever I pulled into my driveway. It's only happened once, though. What could the problem be?
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:56 AM   #105
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Might be suspension related rather than transmission related, just unlucky and a coincidence that it happened AFTER the TSB update.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:23 AM   #106
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Just dropped off Lady K for the TSB.... All fingers crossed... I'm using Planet Ford here in North Houston which is a large dealership. Although I live next to Tomball Ford, I wanted the advantage of hopefully having a technician that is familiar with this TSB... Pipe dream? I'll update later after she returns.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:31 AM   #107
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After putting a few miles on the car Sunday (it's the wife's car so I don't drive it much) and being very impressed with the new shift pattern and off the line performance I took it out for a spin testing the SCV (Speed Compensated Volume) which was disabled by default. What's up with that?

Pulling into my driveway (which I hate since it is about a 20% grade and 3 feet longer than my car. This makes it fun to get my a$$ of the sidewalk without going through the garage door) I got a lurch and a loud clunk.

Couldn't duplicate it but it did not ever happen to me before the update and the wife never experienced it either. Probably just the perfect storm (my driveway) for this type of tranny. We'll see.
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That's weird, I had the same exact clunk whenever I pulled into my driveway. It's only happened once, though. What could the problem be?
Ditto. About two weeks after I got the car (so about the 3rd week of August). The driveway out of my place of work is also about a 20% grade as well and I was pulling out taking my left onto a main road. Only time it has happened though. Haven't heard it since.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:47 AM   #108
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Had the TSB done last week and the car shifts much smoother now. The power delivery also is more responsive. I'm very happy so far with the update.
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Ran a vehicle health report today and it came back with this on the owner website:
ID: 11E04
Title: REPROGRAM THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM)

I'm thinking that Ford might be taking the TSB a step further and applying it to all transmissions.
I ran my health report and this did not come up; however, I have already had the updated transmission TSB applied.

As far as my transmission goes, I think it's making the same kinds of noises as it used to when it's cold. (I think that's just the nature of the DCT). Unless my dealership didn't do the adaptive learning reset step in the TSB, but my transmission seems to be working alright (still kind of jerky at slow speeds).
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I ran my health report and this did not come up; however, I have already had the updated transmission TSB applied.

As far as my transmission goes, I think it's making the same kinds of noises as it used to when it's cold. (I think that's just the nature of the DCT). Unless my dealership didn't do the adaptive learning reset step in the TSB, but my transmission seems to be working alright (still kind of jerky at slow speeds).
I've recently noticed some clunk/jerkiness at slower speeds as well, but I feel like the shuddering isn't as prominent.

I will say though at extended stops waiting for traffic, etc. in some cases the jerkiness isn't necessarily worse, but it's more frequent whereas it used to be intermittent, it would be smooth for a time, then shudder, then smooth, and today it felt like it was constantly shuddering.
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