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I haven't seen anyone report that a $400 tune fixed their shudder. Either new seals fixed it or an updated OEM calibration, but never an aftermarket tune. Injected was always very adamant that if you were having transmission issues that you needed to let your warranty and dealership fix it before trying to add performance.

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Since I have a 2014 with a clutch to be replaced, will the fix be the same as shown in this video? Or is there another video I should be watching?? I'm assuming I have brown seals since it's so new? I was told that Ford has went through 3 clutch companies and are still having issues with the clutch!
 

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Since I have a 2014 with a clutch to be replaced, will the fix be the same as shown in this video? Or is there another video I should be watching?? I'm assuming I have brown seals since it's so new? I was told that Ford has went through 3 clutch companies and are still having issues with the clutch!
I have seen several posts contending this latest TSB is a true fix.

http://www.fordtechservice.dealerconnection.com/vdirsnet/TSB/NA/Default.aspx?bookcode=TSB14-0047&market=US&language=EN&VIN=no
 

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Hi Guys I own a 2012 Focus SE Hatchback it has 22000 miles on it, it is a 6 speed Automatic sport version. When it was new it had a slight shudder in it but now my whole front end shakes when it shudders and it only does it when you first pull out after you stop. Is this a concern? I am very worried.

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Since I have a 2014 with a clutch to be replaced, will the fix be the same as shown in this video? Or is there another video I should be watching?? I'm assuming I have brown seals since it's so new? I was told that Ford has went through 3 clutch companies and are still having issues with the clutch!
I am under the impression LuK is the supplier of the DCT clutches and always has been. Anyone know if this is true?
 

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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 t all , nothing is going to die , what I was saying was short of an oil leak most of the DCT issues seem to be calibration (ford tune) issues and not hard part issues

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No, I didn't think anything was going to die. My point was that the oil leaks seem to the real heart of the problem and it doesn't make sense to say, we can fix it . . . except for the oil leak. My $.02 anyway.
 

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I haven't seen anyone report that a $400 tune fixed their shudder. Either new seals fixed it or an updated OEM calibration, but never an aftermarket tune. Injected was always very adamant that if you were having transmission issues that you needed to let your warranty and dealership fix it before trying to add performance.

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I have done a few where it did cure all the trans issues they were having with a tune and why I was asking the OP why Ford doesnt cure these issues with calibration

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Just got my car back from ford today. Shuddering and rattling is gone. They replaced the clutch and the seals in the transmission. Car drives great now
Glad to hear your fix went well. Please keep us posted if you have any new issues pop up or have to take it back. [like] I really wish Ford would extend the warranty on the affected cars to 10 years or 100,000 miles.
 

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Hi Guys I own a 2012 Focus SE Hatchback it has 22000 miles on it, it is a 6 speed Automatic sport version. When it was new it had a slight shudder in it but now my whole front end shakes when it shudders and it only does it when you first pull out after you stop. Is this a concern? I am very worried.

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Yes I would get it look at for sure.

I am under the impression LuK is the supplier of the DCT clutches and always has been. Anyone know if this is true?
Every clutch from a early build 2011 fiesta to the latest one I have pullout out and all the replacement ones are all made by Luk yes.

Glad to hear your fix went well. Please keep us posted if you have any new issues pop up or have to take it back. [like] I really wish Ford would extend the warranty on the affected cars to 10 years or 100,000 miles.
I hope so too, I would not be surprised at all if they extend the warranty in some kind of customer satisfaction program.
 

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So just got my 2014 SE back today from being worked on. Mine shuddered from day one. I was told it would take until 10-12 K for the car to learn my driving style. Ha. It only got worse. Last week when I stepped on it to avoid a predicament it was as though I had lost power completely! Took it to Ford that afternoon. Explained the shuddering and loss of power. They took it right in. Two days later. Car is back. Transmission was leaking. Engine oil pan was leaking. Clutches were saturated in oil. New updated seals, New Clutch Packs, Oil Pan leak fixed, Misc parts replaced,New Oil in transmission, Transmission firm ware updated. Drove it home. It drives smoother and better even from the first day I drove it home with one mile on the odometer. If it shudders, looses power, Noisy, Not performing well. Take it back. I told the dealer today. If this happens again in the next few months they better plan on taking the car back and putting me in a Fusion!
 

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So just got my 2014 SE back today from being worked on. Mine shuddered from day one. I was told it would take until 10-12 K for the car to learn my driving style. Ha. It only got worse. Last week when I stepped on it to avoid a predicament it was as though I had lost power completely! Took it to Ford that afternoon. Explained the shuddering and loss of power. They took it right in. Two days later. Car is back. Transmission was leaking. Engine oil pan was leaking. Clutches were saturated in oil. New updated seals, New Clutch Packs, Oil Pan leak fixed, Misc parts replaced,New Oil in transmission, Transmission firm ware updated. Drove it home. It drives smoother and better even from the first day I drove it home with one mile on the odometer. If it shudders, looses power, Noisy, Not performing well. Take it back. I told the dealer today. If this happens again in the next few months they better plan on taking the car back and putting me in a Fusion!
What is the build / assembly date of your 2014?
 

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So just got my 2014 SE back today from being worked on. Mine shuddered from day one. I was told it would take until 10-12 K for the car to learn my driving style. Ha. It only got worse. Last week when I stepped on it to avoid a predicament it was as though I had lost power completely! Took it to Ford that afternoon. Explained the shuddering and loss of power. They took it right in. Two days later. Car is back. Transmission was leaking. Engine oil pan was leaking. Clutches were saturated in oil. New updated seals, New Clutch Packs, Oil Pan leak fixed, Misc parts replaced,New Oil in transmission, Transmission firm ware updated. Drove it home. It drives smoother and better even from the first day I drove it home with one mile on the odometer. If it shudders, looses power, Noisy, Not performing well. Take it back. I told the dealer today. If this happens again in the next few months they better plan on taking the car back and putting me in a Fusion!
Good to hear it is all fixed, yours should be ok now as you have the latest cluch and software that seems to be fixing them around here.
 

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So just got my 2014 SE back today from being worked on. Mine shuddered from day one. I was told it would take until 10-12 K for the car to learn my driving style. Ha. It only got worse. Last week when I stepped on it to avoid a predicament it was as though I had lost power completely! Took it to Ford that afternoon. Explained the shuddering and loss of power. They took it right in. Two days later. Car is back. Transmission was leaking. Engine oil pan was leaking. Clutches were saturated in oil. New updated seals, New Clutch Packs, Oil Pan leak fixed, Misc parts replaced,New Oil in transmission, Transmission firm ware updated. Drove it home. It drives smoother and better even from the first day I drove it home with one mile on the odometer. If it shudders, looses power, Noisy, Not performing well. Take it back. I told the dealer today. If this happens again in the next few months they better plan on taking the car back and putting me in a Fusion!
I'd be curious to know the build date of your vehicle. Look on the driver side door, there should be a white sticker that tells you. The build date on mine is 7/13. I wonder if yours is the same? My car is scheduled to go in for clutch replacement on 6/10. We'll see what happens.
 

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Yeah when I took. Y 2012 back to ford I told them I'm keeping the rental until it was fixed. It's my wife's daily driver

The beechmont location here took it right in when I told them what it was doing and what I had read on the internet about the issue, so luckily my dealership was concerned about it.

Took it in on a Tuesday and got it back Thursday and drives like a brand new car now!
 

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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!
UPDATE: So I had a clutch & seals replacement done on my car today 6/10/14. The job order is as follows; Test drive verified shutter on takeoff, ISS and Raw PID shows RPMS over 250-requires clutch to repair. Removed transmission, removed clutch, seals and components, cleaned components, Bellhousing and flywheel, drained fluid, installed new seals, clutch and components, reinstalled transmission & filled with fluid, reprogrammed PCM/TCM, performed TCM adaptive, learn performed 4-wheel alignment.

I was told that my car would need to relearn how I drive (wink wink) so therefore I could still experience some jerking/shuddering etc. for up to 2 weeks. So, we shall see if this works. I'm hoping for the best but not feeling 100% sure that this won't happen again.
 

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UPDATE: So I had a clutch & seals replacement done on my car today 6/10/14. The job order is as follows; Test drive verified shutter on takeoff, ISS and Raw PID shows RPMS over 250-requires clutch to repair. Removed transmission, removed clutch, seals and components, cleaned components, Bellhousing and flywheel, drained fluid, installed new seals, clutch and components, reinstalled transmission & filled with fluid, reprogrammed PCM/TCM, performed TCM adaptive, learn performed 4-wheel alignment.

I was told that my car would need to relearn how I drive (wink wink) so therefore I could still experience some jerking/shuddering etc. for up to 2 weeks. So, we shall see if this works. I'm hoping for the best but not feeling 100% sure that this won't happen again.
It is gonna need a couple hundred miles to learn the shift fine touch points but other wise should be ok. They give you the green clutch break in characteristics sheet?
 

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Thank you makuloco2000 for responding. They did not give me a clutch break in characteristics sheet. Where can I find one? I'm assuming the new seals and clutch are from the same distributor's as I had previously since there hasn't been a change in those two components since the 2014 model came out? Mine was built 07/13. I noticed last week when I put the car in reverse to back out that it jerked real bad. Felt like I had the foot on the brake! Will be watching that closely! Any other tips you can give me? Thanks again!
 
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