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GL on getting the part though....(I've been waiting 2 weeks!!) The company should be fined per day per car on back ordered parts over 2 days!! $1000 per day per car!! Watch them parts come rolling in!! It's just not right!!
 

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Turned out not to be the TCM but TSB 15-0036. They replaced the Crank sensor and repaired the harness.
 
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Hi everyone,
Not sure if I'm on the right forum or not, but I recently purchased a 2011 Ford Fiesta entry model privately and almost immediately started having transmission issues.
The car started shuddering when I accelerate at lights (a common issue by the sounds), then it started revving very high and showed difficulties changing in low gears when engine light appeared. When turning car on and off, problem would sometimes resolve itself. Then I lost reverse gear. I have taken the car to two repairers, the first said battery and ignition switch were faulty and replaced in order to test, but couldn't fix gear issue. I was referred to a transmission specialist who have had the car for the past 4 weeks and have told me that the computer needs to be replaced, then possibly the clutch after... car has only done 57,000km? I hope this is enough information for some direction as to what the real issue is, rather than a $2,500 guess by the mechanic. Being a young woman, I feel as though these mechanics are just trying to milk me! I appreciate any help.
 

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Don't bother with anyone BUT a DEALER, and a well recommended one at that.

No-one else will have the computer & mechanical tools/info. necessary for this type transmission.
 

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Don't bother with anyone BUT a DEALER, and a well recommended one at that.

No-one else will have the computer & mechanical tools/info. necessary for this type transmission.
Thank you - I will be doing so, just wanted to ask to see if the mechanic was on the right track or not?
 

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Not shifting right, particularly with a check engine warning, can be a TCM (transmission control module) issue. Better after restart is typical of that. Dealer NEEDS to see it with the warning if possible.

Shudder on shifting has a list of possibilities to read here, clutches/programming/seals are on the list.

Code(s) need a look, as clutch actuator or actuator linkage issues CAN also cause trouble.

DO need to check local info., and with Dealer, there are possible extended warranties and you may be covered under basic warranties as well. IDK the std. or the extensions for Australia. Here there's a couple LONG ones to cover portions of that separately plus some extensions.
 

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Not shifting right, particularly with a check engine warning, can be a TCM (transmission control module) issue. Better after restart is typical of that. Dealer NEEDS to see it with the warning if possible.

Shudder on shifting has a list of possibilities to read here, clutches/programming/seals are on the list.

Code(s) need a look, as clutch actuator or actuator linkage issues CAN also cause trouble.

DO need to check local info., and with Dealer, there are possible extended warranties and you may be covered under basic warranties as well. IDK the std. or the extensions for Australia. Here there's a couple LONG ones to cover portions of that separately plus some extensions.
Thank you so much for your help! One last question; there are lots of forums of Fords with similar issues which were fixed by replacing solanoids, is it possible this might be an issue for my Fiesta? (I'm trying to be hopeful as I've already paid $1000 for mechanics to merely look at the car!)
 

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I have a question for anyone who knows.. If I put my car in sport mode should it shift by itself at all? Mine shifts by itself up till 5th, gear then I have to shift into 6th myself. once I manually shift it then I have to continue to do that.

I have a 2013 focus SE. I can put it in sport mode and then shift myself and it seems to work like I would expect. once I shift it myself then it requires me to continue to shift or it stays in that gear.. again what I would expect.

I am taking it in for the clutch pack issue.
 

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I have a question for anyone who knows.. If I put my car in sport mode should it shift by itself at all? Mine shifts by itself up till 5th, gear then I have to shift into 6th myself. once I manually shift it then I have to continue to do that.

I have a 2013 focus SE. I can put it in sport mode and then shift myself and it seems to work like I would expect. once I shift it myself then it requires me to continue to shift or it stays in that gear.. again what I would expect.

I am taking it in for the clutch pack issue.
If I remember right, that is deliberate, sport mode needs more pep, so it won't voluntarily go into overdrive 6th

please keep us updated on how things go in the weeks and months after the clutch pack issue
 

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GL on getting the part though....(I've been waiting 2 weeks!!) The company should be fined per day per car on back ordered parts over 2 days!! $1000 per day per car!! Watch them parts come rolling in!! It's just not right!!
parts and service delays have been going on for a long time on the DCT transmission, I think its a good indicator how NOT small and limited this problem is.
 

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I have a question for anyone who knows.. If I put my car in sport mode should it shift by itself at all? Mine shifts by itself up till 5th, gear then I have to shift into 6th myself. once I manually shift it then I have to continue to do that.

I have a 2013 focus SE. I can put it in sport mode and then shift myself and it seems to work like I would expect. once I shift it myself then it requires me to continue to shift or it stays in that gear.. again what I would expect.

I am taking it in for the clutch pack issue.
Yes that is correct and how Ford set up the sport mode , With my Custom Tune I can get your Sport Mode to shift when you tell it to or just before the rev limiter hits ( 6400 ) to me this is how I feel Sport Mode should be
And I can fix a lot if not all of your DCT issues and your engine for better over all driveability , MPG and general performance

Tom
 

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Yes that is correct and how Ford set up the sport mode , With my Custom Tune I can get your Sport Mode to shift when you tell it to or just before the rev limiter hits ( 6400 ) to me this is how I feel Sport Mode should be
And I can fix a lot if not all of your DCT issues and your engine for better over all driveability , MPG and general performance

Tom
I'm going to buy your tune after I get the clutch pack work done in May. Looking forward to it...
 

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parts and service delays have been going on for a long time on the DCT transmission, I think its a good indicator how NOT small and limited this problem is.
My 2012 Focus SEL gave me the "Service your transmission now" warning on the weekend (about 60,000 miles). Worked very well up until then. Drove it to the dealer Monday morning, S mode didn't work and the shifts occurred at about 3400 RPM.

Dealer replaced the TCM and had the car back the same day and the shifts are now smoother than before.
 

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My 2012 Focus SEL gave me the "Service your transmission now" warning on the weekend (about 60,000 miles). Worked very well up until then. Drove it to the dealer Monday morning, S mode didn't work and the shifts occurred at about 3400 RPM.

Dealer replaced the TCM and had the car back the same day and the shifts are now smoother than before.
mr_cassandra, have you had any more problems since the TCM was replaced? My 2012 Focus SEL got the same error two days ago and the car was dead. The dealer replaced the TCM also. I have 39,000 bought the car two weeks ago. The dealer where I bought it from had taken it to a Ford dealer 3 weeks ago to do the other recall (sorry customer satisfaction) which was the clutch/shudder and now this happens. Has anyone had these two things done and NOT had any problems since? It seems all I read is that this is not a good fix and the same issues keep happening over and over...
 

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mr_cassandra, have you had any more problems since the TCM was replaced? My 2012 Focus SEL got the same error two days ago and the car was dead. The dealer replaced the TCM also. I have 39,000 bought the car two weeks ago. The dealer where I bought it from had taken it to a Ford dealer 3 weeks ago to do the other recall (sorry customer satisfaction) which was the clutch/shudder and now this happens. Has anyone had these two things done and NOT had any problems since? It seems all I read is that this is not a good fix and the same issues keep happening over and over...
TCM completely fixed it for me

I have a Late 2011 production 2012 Titanium. Never got new clutches, never got new seals

At around 42,000 I got a new TCM after it failed. Its been good ever since, I am at 65,000 now with 0 problems
 

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mr_cassandra, have you had any more problems since the TCM was replaced? My 2012 Focus SEL got the same error two days ago and the car was dead. The dealer replaced the TCM also. I have 39,000 bought the car two weeks ago. The dealer where I bought it from had taken it to a Ford dealer 3 weeks ago to do the other recall (sorry customer satisfaction) which was the clutch/shudder and now this happens. Has anyone had these two things done and NOT had any problems since? It seems all I read is that this is not a good fix and the same issues keep happening over and over...
Sue, I gave up and sold mine 2013, after reading hundreds of posts here where people got new parts, said they were all set, and re-appeared here in several weeks to months with the same problems or worse.

That was years ago now, I would advise going by what recent posters say, and hopefully things are better.

wishing you all the best
 

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Just had my second round of clutches replaced about 17k miles after the first set, or about 1.5years. Along with my TCM which went out last week, no Reverse, CEL, bunch of racket coming from the TCM. Fortunate enough to have a dealer that gave me no issues the first and second time around. The car was going in mainly for the TCM but I had noticed the shudder reappearing during 1st-3rd shifts. So told my service advisor about it also and they took care of it. Car only has 47k miles on it.
 

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These cars are such lemons. My neighbor has one and I brought up the tranny issue the other day and he said he bought his used from a private seller who was a transmission builder. Apparently the a previous owner had somehow swapped a GM 6 speed transmission in it and it works flawlessly. Yes I test drove it out of curiosity. Has anyone ever heard of this being done? The car is a 2013 Focus Titanium.
 
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