Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Deerfield Beach
Was suppossed to bring car into dealer for repair today. Last 2 days I have been drivin my car alot tryin to focus on 1st-2nd shift. Have grind if I do not wait 1-2 seconds between shifting 1st to 2nd. And that was depressing clutch to floor for entire time. Seems like 2 minutes between shifts. If I do this, the fun is gone, but no grind. If I even "attempt" to just shift normal, GRIND. I have absolutely no grind when downshifting from 3rd to second. So, I called the Customer Rep, Jesus, and his latest info on the issue was that 2 areas are being looked at for the "REPAIR". Clutch and Linkage. I have always felt, since I first felt the grind, that the clutch was not fully engaging on the 1st to 2nd shift. Felt like you want to push the clutch through the floor. Like Clutch was to low and you wanted to raise the engagement to the highest point possible. Clutch also feels to soft. But only with this shift! So weird. So maybe linkage,clutch and 2nd gear are all needing the "REPAIR". So, I decided not to have the tranny torn down and to wait for the TSB. The repair will be available to us when it shows up non "OASIS", Ford Hotline to dealer service department. They use your VIN and when they run it, it flags your car for the repair. I was told repair will be out in "NEAR" future. So I will be "waiting in Deerfield Beach". Again, thanks to Deysha and Jesus. I surely do not want to shoot the messengers, as they are trying to placate IRATE (rightly so) owners. Hopefully I will be able to post that the FIX is available. Best to all others in the trenches.