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#668 of 825 Re: Transmission slips, dealership gives runaround... [markag1]
May 16, 2013 (10:27 am)
I'm going to pick my 2013 Focus up from the service dept. this afternoon. It's in for exactly the same complaint... mine happens after the tran. is hot, is that the case for others? I've got 1k miles on the car. I have started a case with Ford customer service, for what it's worth. I love the rest of my car; hate the tranny. Same tune you've all heard before. I'll keep you updated on my progress or lack there of.
May 17, 2013 (9:48 am)
I haven't been driving my Ti, much as to keep the millage low in order to sell it next year.
I have 1800 miles in 6 months and it's a 2013 Focus Ti sedan loaded.
Well, I took it on a fly fishing trip. I traveled through gorges, notches, and through the mountains and at times wished it was a 6 spd.
Ok, going up the mountains, or hills that had slow vehicle lanes were murder as the tranny wouldn't stay forever in a low torque gear and the tires seemed out of balance. I want to know if this is a shudder.
When I hit the S curves in the notches I punched it and I went from 50 to 83 mph like it had an after burner on it. The engine was running like a V Tec. It just wanted to go. (fun ride) I stopped at Screw Auger Falls to have lunch and took off up the gorge and the car drove like riding a dead horse as the tranny wasn't shifting fluidly at all . It took to long to get up to speed
and didn't shift smoothly the timing in the gears is off.
The car is definitely for a flatlander. Happy Motoring, Puffin
#670 of 825 Re: Paces [puffinalong]
May 17, 2013 (9:56 am)
Flatlander.LOL Havent heard that one in a long time......And you are correct , Its not worth a hoot on hills. I reckon this car is very bad on I-40 at the tennesse state line?.Them hills are as steep as a mules face.LOL
#671 of 825 Shudders and grinds when hot...
May 21, 2013 (4:58 pm)
A quick recap: 2013 Focus SE, 6 spd auto, 1100 mls.,shuddering, slipping and making grinding,or rattling noises during up-shifts at low speeds when trans. is well warmed up (30 min.). Took it in to Mall of Ga. Ford last week. Their trans. tech. did test drive with me and said "that's not right". I didn't get it to make the noise,( though it did it immediately upon leaving the dealership, of course) but she did witness the shuddering, slipping, hesitating...however you want to describe it. Took it back the next day and left it for 2 days. They did a lot of testing, both stationary and moving, said it was slipping from 2nd to 3 rd gr. , reprogrammed the shift points, for which there is supposedly a TSB. My work order said that they could not completely remove the slippage but it was within Ford specs, and that the grinding noise was fixed. So.... I've now had it back a week and have not heard the noise yet,(it only occurred when the trans. was very hot, however, so the jury is still out) but it is still shuddering during low gear shifts. My service rep said to give it two weeks to re-learn my driving habits, so I'll do that, and then take it back again. Why do I think I already know where this is heading. Hmmm...
May 21, 2013 (11:25 pm)
Just a reply to that. . I'm so tired of hearing that. . Learn your driving. I do believe this is the common response.. it's getting old. .. well I've got parts on back order.. that will be interesting to see the outcome.. and life goes on!
May 24, 2013 (10:41 am)
Well. .I took my 2012 Ford focus se in Wednesday. Had an email from the dealership that the parts that were on backorder until the end of June were in. .. early. What's in the report states this. .. fluid leak from input shaft seal causing clutch slippage...so they changed the clutch assembly the inner and outer input shaft seals ... plus all other fluids involved around there. ... so. . We shall see. Its like this. . You want to believe it's fixed.. but is it really?? It seemed to easy. ..Time will tell. . Keep you all posted!
All shook up. . For a smoother drive!
#674 of 825 Re: fixed. . or not? [starluck3000]
May 25, 2013 (5:24 am)
Well, that's good news, But I lost all faith in that gearbox. They are supposed to be upgraded seals. but I seen the same old ones being installed in mine.
If this don't work, As in some cases it don't. Unfortunately,
good luck to you. .Let us know how it turns out.
If it isn't corrected after that, You have no choice but to rid of it.
I hope you don't got to do that, I did. I had too. I was in a bad spot . no car and need transportation bad. Maybe im paranoid but I don't trust them dct . What were they thinking? yes Im deeper in debt, but I don't have this stress no more.
May 25, 2013 (9:39 am)
Thanks Maniac.. my husband said the same thing. . Time will tell I'll keep you all posted on the out come.. time will tell! !
Happy for now.
All shook up for a possible smooth ride!
Fingers crossed. .
#676 of 825 2001 1.6 SE transmission problems.
May 30, 2013 (7:23 am)
I have a 2001 Ford Focus 1.6 petrol with auto-trans and, i get transmission error codes:
P0761, P0732, P0734 when I scanned the first time after having several dash board warning about the transmission.
The transmission is slipping for 1st to 2nd then from 2nd to 3rd but hesitate to 4h then down-shift to 3rd and sometimes not upshift to 4th gear at all and the lignt goes on on the dash-board at this time or when I drive at 40 KM/H and stop pushing on the gas pedal!....*
The lasr error code reading is P0734 only?
What is the problem and what can I do to fixe it?
Thank in advance for your help.
#677 of 825 Re: ford buy back program [just2muchfun]
Jun 03, 2013 (8:13 am)
please email me and tell me how that goes...i just bought a red 2013 focus se auto and drove 450 miles and now its sitting at the dealership ...i dont need it sounding like its grinding up aluminum cans under there for me...please email me at MarcusDavidLimbaughhotmail.com.....please let me know how it goes