Last post on Mar 06, 2012 at 11:43 AM
You are in the Ford Fiesta
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Ford Fiesta, Hatchback, Sedan
#622 of 636 Re: 2012 ford fiesta "gear whine" [cci_ns]
Dec 12, 2011 (2:06 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 636 Re: 2012 ford fiesta "gear whine" [ironroad99]
Dec 12, 2011 (2:30 pm)
Probably just a poorly hardened gear. Replacing gear clusters is no big deal. You have nothing to worry about.
#624 of 636 Re: 2012 ford fiesta "gear whine" [iamz]
Dec 17, 2011 (11:18 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 636 Re: ironroad99... [ironroad99]
Dec 29, 2011 (7:53 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 636 All weather floor mats
Jan 05, 2012 (7:35 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?
#627 of 636 Re: All weather floor mats [hackattack5]
Jan 06, 2012 (6:05 am)
Yes. I bought a set on sale for $5 dollars at Menards. And then got a $5 dollar rebate. So, the cost of a postage stamp.
#628 of 636 5 speed manual V/S Auto
Jan 09, 2012 (7:13 pm)
When I am going 70MPH my tach is at 3000 or just a hair over. Can someone with the 6 speed auto tell me what their tach reads at 70MPH? Just wondering
#629 of 636 Re: 3 months, still very happy! [sanfrandan]
Jan 10, 2012 (4:00 pm)
"The miles-to-empty gauge goes from 20 to 0 miles in about 5 miles. It's very consistent in it's error, so I can plan by it, but it's annoying all the same"
You do realize that at 20 miles to empty means that you have about a half gallon of gas left in your tank sloshing around. So drive 5 more miles and then go up and down hills and I guess it would read empty. I think Hummers are more accurate because when they say 20 miles left you still have 3 gallons left
#630 of 636 Re: 5 speed manual V/S Auto [hackattack5]
Jan 10, 2012 (5:32 pm)
About 2600 to 2700 rpm with the speedometer reading 70 mph. Our speedometers read high though. 70 is actually about 65 to 66 mph.
#631 of 636 Re: 3 months, still very happy! [hackattack5]
Jan 11, 2012 (5:03 am)
As with all such devices it's an "Indicator" not an accurate gauge; same as a traditional analogue fuel gauge. With 20 miles to empty displayed an ascent or descent of a long steep hill could put you into an apparent run-out situation, even though there's maybe half a gallon still in the tank.
Half a gallon ! Come on guys, get sensible. Use the technology for it's intended purpose - an early warning device - not an absolute measuring device. If it annoys you, turn it off, (presumably you can on a Fiesta ? You certainly can on my Volvo).