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Old 05-20-2014, 01:36 PM   #31
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OP - is there any reason the clutches would slip more when the A/C compressor was engaged?
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:04 PM   #32
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OP - is there any reason the clutches would slip more when the A/C compressor was engaged?
No they wouldn't it is all independent of what is going on with the engine load side. I now have a new I posted about exactly how we are TOLD by Ford to test them and they see the recording so we cant fudge it. So you can see just what we are looking for! I posted it in another thread but I will post here since many asked about it.

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Old 05-24-2014, 05:54 AM   #33
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No they wouldn't it is all independent of what is going on with the engine load side. I now have a new I posted about exactly how we are TOLD by Ford to test them and they see the recording so we cant fudge it. So you can see just what we are looking for! I posted it in another thread but I will post here since many asked about it.

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Roger that. Thank you.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:30 PM   #34
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shouldn't they fix this issue? I have taken my car in several times and they always tell me it's normal, or the car is learning itself. I am not comfortable driving with this issue. I wish they would do something. This is not normal.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:20 AM   #35
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Found out today that my 2014 Ford Focus SE will need a new clutch. It has 5,800 miles on it!! I have experienced shuddering and jerking along with sluggish acceleration intermittently. Thought this issue would be resolved in the 2014 model, but obviously not! Better luck with the 2015 model? Don't hold your breath! Thanks for posting the video...hopefully I'll get a tranny technician who is this good from my dealership!
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Why doesnt Ford fix these issues or most of them ( other then leaking oil ) with the tuning part of the DCT , I have on a bunch of them it works ????

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I recently purchased a used low mileage 2012 FOCUS in pristine condition
My last two cars before this have been Foci, I like the car and they have served me well,
no garage time for breakdowns - only the usual service
I was aware of the "new transmission" before I purchased the car and was a little apprehensive but bought it anyway
The first thing I noticed ,and got quite nervous was the car rolling backwards on an incline at a red stoplight Then the clutch studder. Started to read the forum and gleaned alot of information. Talked with my dealer/mechanic- told me to bring it in to check for the oil leak and reflash the computer. Sure enough the clutch/gear was leaking. They replaced the clutch and seals, and whole load of stuff still under warranty and flashed the computer with the new firmware. I thanked them alot and drove out. Well after all that fixing the car bucked liked crazy almost like those mechanical horses in barrooms; worse than before!! Thought- wow this is not good- returned immeditately to the garage. He swore on his mother that after a few days it would remedy itself, and if not he would look into it again. Well after about 4-5 days to my great satisfaction works great, no bucking/studder extremely smooth gear shifts,no gearbox noise- feels very sporty, and does not roll backwards on incline!!
The mechanic was correct; after flashing or reseting the cars's computer- the thing does have a learning period and I am satisfied with my garage's service and the car
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Why doesnt Ford fix these issues or most of them ( other then leaking oil ) with the tuning part of the DCT , I have on a bunch of them it works ????

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Isn't saying, "other than the leaking oil" a bit like saying, "except for the ending, how did you enjoy the play Mr. Lincoln?"
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Isn't saying, "other than the leaking oil" a bit like saying, "except for the ending, how did you enjoy the play Mr. Lincoln?"
Not at all, since the oil leaking isn't terminal to the DCT.
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Not at all, since the oil leaking isn't terminal to the DCT.
You might be taking that one step too literally.
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