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Hey guys i just got home from jack in the box (mmmmmm) and i noticed in 2nd gear if i got it up to 3k and then let off the gas and coasted it would start vibrating until it got down towards 2k. I have 2011 v6 manual. I remember reading some where here a while ago someone had the same problem but i cant find it. Any input? Vibrates car and shifter.
 

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My shifter is always vibrating i think its pretty normal. I've noticed a little drone on the stock exhaust around 1900 rpms but its very minimal and I'm not sure if that's what you're referring to. The thing that bugs me with the gearbox is the roughness of putting it into first; I have to put it in second and then first for it to be smooth
 

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My shifter is always vibrating i think its pretty normal. I've noticed a little drone on the stock exhaust around 1900 rpms but its very minimal and I'm not sure if that's what you're referring to. The thing that bugs me with the gearbox is the roughness of putting it into first; I have to put it in second and then first for it to be smooth
Yeah i had already taken my car to the dealer because of how hard it is some times getting it into 1rst and 3rd for me but they said it was normal. My old '87 Suzuki Samurai shifted better then my BRAND new car. :eek:hknow

It's not really drone but when decelerating from 3k. It vibrates the whole car and the shifter. But i just went sherlock Holmes and found a thread about it that basically said ford see's it as normal.


http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/2011-v6-mustang-tech/267432-2011-v6-mustang-transmission-issues-3.html
 

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Been discussed on this forum before. Happens to me as well. Have gotten used to it....not worried about it as it seems to be inherent in many if not all 2011 manual v6's.

What really annoys me is the drone in 6th gear.
 

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Been discussed on this forum before. Happens to me as well. Have gotten used to it....not worried about it as it seems to be inherent in many if not all 2011 manual v6's.

What really annoys me is the drone in 6th gear.
Yeah once i read that other thread im not going to let it bother me. I've never had a drone in any gear (lucky). But when the whole transmission falls out from under the car im going to go to ford and be like ttooollddd yyoouuu. :gringreen
 

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Been discussed on this forum before. Happens to me as well. Have gotten used to it....not worried about it as it seems to be inherent in many if not all 2011 manual v6's.

What really annoys me is the drone in 6th gear.
Also how fast are you going or what is your rpm?
 

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The vibration when decelerating from 3000-2000 RPM is inherent in the design for whatever reason. It is normal. You can easily counteract the annoying "chatter" by up-shifting, down-shifting or just going into neutral, depending on the situation. I've had mine for just shy of a year and encounter it all the time but am used to it. Almost 20,000 miles on my manual and no problems yet.

As for drone in 6th gear, I'd say that's not normal. The only time mine had ever given me any drone was when I pulled the mufflers off for a few weeks. It nearly drove me crazy, so I put them back on. If you are getting drone from the factory setup, I'd recommend having your exhaust system checked for fitment. Perhaps something wasn't assembled quite right? But then you'd think there'd be some other exhaust noise?

Are you sure you're not getting some other kind of weird vibration that's coming across like a low drone?
 

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I've got that same vibration in the automatic, but for different reasons most likely and it bothers the heck out of me. My family's other cars do the same thing, but the mustang's v6 and frame really pronounce those vibrations.
 

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If I recall correctly, the vibration around 2500 rpms while decelerating is from the dual clutch mechanism. As someone mentioned, Ford says it's normal. Just shift and get out of that rev range.

BTW, my car doesn't drone in 6th. It's just not that quiet. My '98 and '02 Accord 5 speed was just as loud. F'ck it, it's a sports car. :gringreen
 

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The drone I get mainly occurs below below 2k rpm in 6th going uphill. Above 2k or so and it goes away. 6th only seems useful to me on a flat interstate.
 

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It's from the dual mass flywheel. Ironically, one of the advantages of dual mass flywheels is that they transmit less engine vibration.
 

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The drone I get mainly occurs below below 2k rpm in 6th going uphill. Above 2k or so and it goes away. 6th only seems useful to me on a flat interstate.
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I would believe at that rpm range and gear going up hill you are straining the engine..IMO is would be fine on level or downhill..

Go try to pedal a 5 speed bike in top gear from a standstill..I think you ll get an accurate picture... FNGFOG:bigthumbsup:bigthumbsup
 

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The drone I get mainly occurs below below 2k rpm in 6th going uphill. Above 2k or so and it goes away. 6th only seems useful to me on a flat interstate.
Why would you try to go uphill in 6th, below 2000 RPM? Your car is likely to shake itself ragged from struggling. It's almost like trying to leave from a dead stop in 2nd or 3rd gear with 2.73's. Fuel economy is all fine and dandy, but you've gotta at least put that thing into 5th and hit 2500 or more.
 

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The thing that bugs me with the gearbox is the roughness of putting it into first; I have to put it in second and then first for it to be smooth
Are you saying going from 3rd to 1st directly while slowing down? Or just getting it into 1st from a dead stop?
 

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Finally i found other people experiencing this! I have a 2012 V6 premium with manual transmission. And this has been bothering me. Coasting between 2-3k it has a slight vibration. But i found a fix..besides shifting to a different gear...just tap the gas pedal and it goes away. at least for me lol.
 

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It's the dual mass FLYWHEEL the v6's have it and it's a POS. They (Ford) will tell you it's normal and they all do it they are half right (they all do it but it's not right) I see it as a design flaw but until it fragments at 2500 rpm we have to live with it. If it's the biggest problem with my car I'll live with it until I need a clutch.
 

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My '12 v6PP also demonstrates this shutter right around 2300rpms. Would love to hear of solutions, but as others have mentioned it seems to be an inherant design flaw based on my readings.
 
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Finally i found other people experiencing this! I have a 2012 V6 premium with manual transmission. And this has been bothering me.
Hi BlackedOut,

I recommend you bring your vehicle in to your dealer as soon as possible for diagnosis. If you need further assistance, please contact Ford of Canada at 1-800-565-3673. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to PM me.

My '12 v6PP also demonstrates this shutter right around 2300rpms.
Please make an appointment with your dealer as well, Buck268. Then PM me with your dealer, VIN, mileage, and contact info so I can get this escalated for you.

Deysha
 

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Mine has been doing this same thing since day one.

Don't bother bringing it to the dealer, you will be wasting your time. Ford won't fix it. It's a "normal" condition, as per two different dealers and a Ford TSB. See the sticky thread at the top of this forum about TSBs.

The solution is an aftermarket flywheel and clutch. :(
 
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