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Old 10-04-2016, 03:17 PM   #51
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My last clutch pack only lasted the summer. I'm on the list for new clutch, seals, and TCM with no ETA as they are on backorder.

Wonder if I should get on the waitlist immediately after this replacement so the parts will be in by the time is starts again.
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My last clutch pack only lasted the summer. I'm on the list for new clutch, seals, and TCM with no ETA as they are on backorder.

Wonder if I should get on the waitlist immediately after this replacement so the parts will be in by the time is starts again.
I was told a few weeks ago when we had a new clutch installed that the clutches are fairly available with leadtime of a week or so but that the TCM's have a significant backorder issue. At the time, I was contemplating having them replace the TCM at my expense to reduce the likelihood that my wife would be stranded. Given the backorder situation, we didn't go down that path.
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gatzdon - situation with clutch packs has changed, with the new version coming out to replace the ones they weren't keeping in stock pending the new version release.

Keep in touch through any "backorder" situation to make sure you are not overlooked.
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Has anyone who previously had the F revision clutches installed have the shudder come back and get the dealer to agree to replace with the new F1FZ-7B546-B parts? My shudder came back after about a year and a half. Dealer did the TCM fix last week but it's shuddering and grinding just as much as before.
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:07 AM   #55
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Has anyone who previously had the F revision clutches installed have the shudder come back and get the dealer to agree to replace with the new F1FZ-7B546-B parts? My shudder came back after about a year and a half. Dealer did the TCM fix last week but it's shuddering and grinding just as much as before.
Yea, me. Look for my prior posts on this thread!
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Has anyone who previously had the F revision clutches installed have the shudder come back and get the dealer to agree to replace with the new F1FZ-7B546-B parts? My shudder came back after about a year and a half. Dealer did the TCM fix last week but it's shuddering and grinding just as much as before.
Yes, my wife's 2014 Focus is on the third clutch, now the "B" version replacing an early "F". The car just turned 27K miles!

The tech did find that the seals were leaking even though they were the "brown" seals that were supposed to be the improved version.

My 2014 Focus had the "F" version installed a year ago and shudders occasionally. That car has 40K miles and I expect that I'll have to get the "B" version installed at some point.
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Old 11-22-2016, 09:05 AM   #57
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Thanks guys. I called my dealer this morning and they claimed Ford wants them to try fixes in "stages" which is why they couldn't go right to replacing the clutches again. I made another appointment, if anything the shuddering has been more consistent since the TCM update. It seems worst in my car after it's been driven for a while and when there is a passenger in the car.

I will specifically mention the F1FZ-7B546-B clutches when I drop my car off. I also have a case open with Ford Service here, waiting for the CSM to call back.
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Old 12-08-2016, 01:31 PM   #58
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So any updates on the newest clutches? (Part number ending in B) I got mine installed about a week ago.
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I bought my 2015 Focus last year in September. Car had 4325 miles on it. When I first bought the car I would get the occasional shudder not bad though. At about 25k it started to get worse.
I noticed things like extended driving and heat seemed to make it worse. At 25,500 I took it in for service. They reflashed the computer. It didn't seem much different but I figured I would give it some time. I brought it back and they replaced the TCM. I didn't notice any difference so six weeks later I returned.
This time they replaced the entire assembly. I was told this was the newest version.
I've had the car back a week now and it definitely better. It drives like a real automatic now. It even has the firm shifts between gears. My guess is that the new upgraded clutch pack uses heavy duty plates.
The problem is they should be replacing the clutch pack first. The computer is trying to compensate for a worn out clutch that slips. I'm hoping this is the final fix.
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Has anyone who previously had the F revision clutches installed have the shudder come back and get the dealer to agree to replace with the new F1FZ-7B546-B parts? My shudder came back after about a year and a half. Dealer did the TCM fix last week but it's shuddering and grinding just as much as before.
My 2014 Focus had it's clutch replaced a year ago at 24K with an "F" clutch. At about 37K it started to shudder between 1-2 and 2-3. I had them run the pinpoint test and it did pass (125RPM slip vs. spec of 250) However, as part of the test the software is updated to the latest version and the adaptive learning is restarted. I am happy to report that after about a 150 miles learning period, the new software has improved the behavior of my Focus. It is not quite as good as my wife's 2014 Focus with the new "B" clutch, but about 90% there, at least for now.
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