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Transmission to be replaced - have a question

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#1 OFFLINE   Catmobile

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 08:12 AM

Right on schedule :( my 2013 needs to have the transmission replaced. Dealership says they can't do it until next week but they told me it's OK to drive for now. Should I get a rental anyway? I live 30 mi. out from work, don't want to get stranded in this heat. Ford should have done a recall and replaced them!

 

BTW, I have an extended warranty, best thing I ever did. I've already had to have my backup camera replaced after it developed a short, and now this. Sucks because I love Miss Pearl and was thinking of getting a used 2018 in a couple of years, but now I'm not sure I want another one. I'm getting 45 mpg with 188 hp, can't really find that anywhere else!

 

 

 









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#2 OFFLINE   Zathrus

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 11:04 AM

You should be OK. When my transmission was replaced last Oct (due to grinding and thumping noise), I drove vehicle for about 3 weeks (about 2K mi) til dealer was able to get replacement transmission. Also, it appears very few transmissions on CMax have failed in a way that prevents driving...the grinding/thumping noises just get louder.


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#3 ONLINE   ptjones

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 02:19 PM

Right on schedule :( my 2013 needs to have the transmission replaced. Dealership says they can't do it until next week but they told me it's OK to drive for now. Should I get a rental anyway? I live 30 mi. out from work, don't want to get stranded in this heat. Ford should have done a recall and replaced them!

 

BTW, I have an extended warranty, best thing I ever did. I've already had to have my backup camera replaced after it developed a short, and now this. Sucks because I love Miss Pearl and was thinking of getting a used 2018 in a couple of years, but now I'm not sure I want another one. I'm getting 45 mpg with 188 hp, can't really find that anywhere else!

I don't see a problem here, they are going to replace it and you will have a brand new trans, that's a good thing. :) I think I drove 1k miles will it was making noise. I don't think anyone has stopped with a broken trans.  I have 104k mi. on my brand new trans and no problems yet. :)

Paul


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#4 OFFLINE   Catmobile

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 06:06 PM

Thanks for the responses. ☺

#5 ONLINE   ptjones

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 09:41 PM

Thanks for the responses. ☺

:) Paul



#6 OFFLINE   jestevens

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 06:04 AM

I hear you all describing this as a grinding/thumping noise, so the high pitched whine I'm starting to hear occasionally when the car is quiet is more likely something to do with the ANC than with the transmission?  85K mi on original transmission so far, mostly around town miles.



#7 OFFLINE   Zathrus

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 09:49 AM

I hear you all describing this as a grinding/thumping noise, so the high pitched whine I'm starting to hear occasionally when the car is quiet is more likely something to do with the ANC than with the transmission?  85K mi on original transmission so far, mostly around town miles.

 

In my case, it was not a high frequency noise. It was a low frequency metallic rubbing/grinding noise as described in TSB 17-0039 (see attached).

 

Search for posts on this forum how to disable ANC by pulling a fuse. You can try that to isolate if high frequency is due to ANC.

 

I suspect you may have some other issue. Perhaps bad wheel bearing or the electric AC compressor motor? 

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#8 ONLINE   ptjones

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 10:25 AM

If you put it in neutral when you are rolling around it should go away. :) 

 

Paul 


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#9 OFFLINE   Adrian_L

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 03:16 PM

Our C-max has done 50,000 miles.  On Saturday, I noticed a slight 'shuddering' from somewhere under the engine during the first 10 minutes of driving.   The engine light has been on for unrelated issues (restraint module and GPS) but it started flashing.    After 10 minutes everything was normal and the problem hasn't returned.

 

I'm taking it in to the dealer on Thursday, but has anyone else noticed a similar problem?   The shuddering seemed to only happen when the ICE englne was running.



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:33 AM

I would try a good fuel injector cleaner to start with, cheap and easy to do. It will take probably half to full tank to solve that problem. :)

 

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