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#618 of 650 2012 ford fiesta "gear whine"
Dec 11, 2011 (7:41 am)
Purchased 2012 ford fiesta se hatch 5 speed (manual) 1 month ago, have really annoying "gear whine" in 5th gear, really dissapointing. Does anybody else have this problem. Thanks.
Dec 11, 2011 (9:37 pm)
any sort of performance decline when you're hearing this 5th fear "whining", I wonder?
#620 of 650 Re: ironroad99... [iluvmysephia1]
Dec 12, 2011 (7:45 am)
No performance decline at all, except for the "whine" the car's performance, handling and comfort are better than expected. The best way I can describe the "whine" is at 65-70 mph the "whine" is louder than the engine and tire noise. My dealer agrees the "whine" is not acceptible and I'm working with them on what the options are, I'll update my post when I know more.
#621 of 650 Re: 2012 ford fiesta "gear whine" [ironroad99]
Dec 12, 2011 (11:52 am)
Similar problem on my new 2011 Fiesta 5-Spd SE (6000km) the whine was in 3rd gear. Dealer carried out repairs on warranty now ok. I believe they swapped a gear cluster.
#622 of 650 Re: 2012 ford fiesta "gear whine" [cci_ns]
Dec 12, 2011 (1:06 pm)
My dealer is going to have one of their mechanics look at my car and confirm the problem this week but from their first look and an independent look I had done it seems pretty certain it's "gear whine" in 5th gear. Their first thought is they'll have to replace a gear cluster as you're saying. I'm planning on asking them to push Ford to authorize replacing the transmission because there seems to be a pretty big downside to tearing apart the transmission. My dealer isn't confident Ford will go for that and will probably only want to replace the gear cluster. I'd be interested in your thoughts and how extensive of repair was replacing your gear cluster. Thanks.
#623 of 650 Re: 2012 ford fiesta "gear whine" [ironroad99]
Dec 12, 2011 (1:30 pm)
Probably just a poorly hardened gear. Replacing gear clusters is no big deal. You have nothing to worry about.
#624 of 650 Re: 2012 ford fiesta "gear whine" [iamz]
Dec 17, 2011 (10:18 am)
Actually, getting a specific part replaced is rare these days. You definitely do want them to replace the gear cluster as opposed to getting a new unit with some other defect in it. Once it's changed, it should be fine.
Also, is this car manual? If so, you need to be sure to keep the revs under 3K for the first thousand miles and change the oil at 1K miles as the new gears will create lots of grit and metal dust that gets into the oil as they break in. After that, change the gear oil at 6 months and then forget about it. Since automatics don't make gear-to-gear contact in the same way, just forget about it and drive it - it'll be fine.
#625 of 650 Re: ironroad99... [ironroad99]
Dec 29, 2011 (6:53 am)
To update my original post, I've talked to my selling dealer numerous times and a 2nd dealer in my area and they've talked to Ford, both dealers have been concerned and responsive and for the most part so has Ford. The agreed upon and I think best plan is to drive a couple more thousand miles to 5,000 and see as the gear "wears in" if the "whine" goes away or is minimized. If not, the best option seems to be to replace 5th gear and not the entire transmission. I'll update my post. Thanks.
#626 of 650 All weather floor mats
Jan 05, 2012 (6:35 pm)
I would like to buy a set of winter mats for my 2012 5 speed manual Fiesta. So far I have found some sets on eBay OEM part #BE8Z-5413300-AB for $73.00 and My Ford dealer sent me a price of $91.43 but no part number. Has anyone bought a set yet for your Fiesta?