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Old 09-22-2016, 01:24 AM   #41
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I got a new clutch pack, but sometimes in city driving, it wants to do 2nd gear starts. [No 2nd to 3rd-4th shudder as seen often, at least.]

So, I shift manually 1-2-3 in S mode, and back to D, and somehow it goes away. But only in city driving, on Interstates and burbs been OK.
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Okay. So it's been four-and-a-half months since they replaced my clutch pack in my 2014 Focus, and I think the other shoe has dropped.

This past weekend it shuddered once and my heart sank. I hadn't felt it in nearly five months. It didn't shudder again for a day or two, so I figured it was an anomaly.

I was wrong. The shudders have gradually been increasing over the past five days. Today it happened a bunch of times, and I am totally stressed out about it. I know it probably sounds silly, but I'm really STRESSED. My car drove like a dream for the entire summer and now....BAM!

I'm still at 29,000 miles, so what do I do? Take it back to the dealership and hope they'll replace them again so I can get another 4.5 months of smooth driving? I'm really frustrated.

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Toss the dice on the latest new clutch pack version when it gets bad enough to qualify.
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:47 PM   #45
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Yeah, you're probably right, Sailor. I can feel right now it's not as bad as it was when they replaced them back in May. We'll see how rapidly it progresses. It's just frustrating. :-(
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:48 AM   #46
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Okay. So it's been four-and-a-half months since they replaced my clutch pack in my 2014 Focus, and I think the other shoe has dropped.

This past weekend it shuddered once and my heart sank. I hadn't felt it in nearly five months. It didn't shudder again for a day or two, so I figured it was an anomaly.

I was wrong. The shudders have gradually been increasing over the past five days. Today it happened a bunch of times, and I am totally stressed out about it. I know it probably sounds silly, but I'm really STRESSED. My car drove like a dream for the entire summer and now....BAM!

I'm still at 29,000 miles, so what do I do? Take it back to the dealership and hope they'll replace them again so I can get another 4.5 months of smooth driving? I'm really frustrated.
We just had the clutch replaced again in my wife's Job 1 2014 Focus with the new style "B" clutch at 24K miles. The prior clutch was an "F" version and lasted 17K miles before it became unbearable from an off the line and 1 to 2 shutter perspective. We has even been using mid-grade gas as that seemed to reduce the shudder.

Interestingly enough, the tech also found that the outer input shaft seal was leaking oil so he replaced both seals. The car had the "good" seals from the factory (the paperwork for the first clutch replacement indicates the seals were not replaced at that time), so it is possible that your car is shuddering because one of the seals has started to leak.
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That's good info to know. It definitely gives me something to quiz them on whenever I end up taking it back to the dealership. Thanks!
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I went ahead and made an appointment with the dealership for next week. About 70% of my cold starts now are "shudder-filled". This dealership treated me very well in May when my clutch pack was first replaced and I think they'll try and do right by me. Will keep y'all updated.
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Question Need a Reference for the Boston area

My daughter's Fiesta needs to have its clutch tested and potentially changed. Anybody had positive experiences with dealers on this issue in the Boston area, hopefully around Woburn or Stoneham? The car was purchased in Indiana, so taking it back to the selling dealer is not practical.
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Took my wife's 2012 focus in last week. Confirmed over the threshold but the wait on a repair bay is 6 months :|. They say they can do two of these cars a week and they have a massive queue. So I guess we will have to wait till Feb for them to replace.

Wondering if it's best to get it fixed then trade it in. The last clutch pack/seals lasted about 1.5 years. If these only last another 1.5 years or so, I'll be at the end of the 7 year extended warranty on the transmission and might miss out on fixing it one more last time.
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