If you have a good Ford dealer they should have become pretty skilled at diagnosing DCT issues, so take it in. The "gold standard" DCT test seems to be attaching a monitor that records rpm flares during gear changes: if this value is more than 250 rpm, it should qualify for a new clutch. And also make sure your car is running the most recent software - I was on an 18 month old version and a recent update was a real improvement.Occasionally when I accelerate, I feel a sort of bucking/shaking feeling. I'm afraid this is some kind of indicator of a failing/bad transmission. I'm a bit over 11k miles on the car, and I drive ~13 miles to/from work every day. I don't normally feel it on my drives to/from work; its mostly when I'm driving it to a store, or somewhere I don't regularly go. When it happens in the rain, it seems to be much worse. I thought it could be a misfire, but my check engine light hasn't come on.
Should I take it to my dealership (I have a 5 year warranty), or is there any kind of diagnostics I can run myself to figure out the problem?
I agree, I had my 2013 Fiesta and my wife's 2014 Job1 Focus done there last November and December. They seem to have it down to a routine process.Just took my car in...registered 398 on the rpm flare test. They updated my pcm and ordered clutch parts. They said late July early August for the parts arrival.
For those in Indianapolis...Don Hinds Ford will treat you right on this issue (and other issues as well, great dealership)
Ford put out a letter a couple years ago to acquaint people who mis-understaood the transmission.Dealer told me that my problem (gurgling noise at low speeds, and low RPMs), should be resolved by a new software update coming around September.
Anyone else hear about that?
(Have a 2012 model)
Engine braking is useful. Engine breaking is to be avoided.
Good earlier post Dorzok, but I think you missed the joke about "breaking" from Arco-Zakus.