Upcoming TSB Regarding Shifting Clunk

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Maintenance' started by arcyallen, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. arcyallen

    arcyallen Member

    I've had the clunking from 1-2 and 2-3 for a few months now, and after Ford had it for a week they told me after extensive testing "It's normal, and we even have another doing the same thing". I told them all that means is they have TWO bad cars, and that this isn't normal for a new car. Well, last week the service guy told me Ford is indeed working up a TSB that should be issued in a month or so to address the issue. Fingers crossed!
     
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  3. Iain Murray

    Iain Murray New Member

    Hi there

    Can you be a bit more specific about the clunking i.e is it coming from the engine bay, gearbox etc?
     
  4. arcyallen

    arcyallen Member

    It's somewhere in the drivetrain. It only happens when engaging the clutch going into 2nd and 3rd gear. It's the same sort of sound you'd hear if you tried rocking the car back in forth by hand while it's off and in gear (parking brake off). Almost like a bad motor mount, which I'm assured it's not. People on this site have reported everything from "just living with it" to total tranny replacement as solutions from Ford.
     
  5. Iain Murray

    Iain Murray New Member

    I've got a very similar issue in mines which sounds like it's coming from the engine bay at the driver's side.

    If there's no whining from the transmission or any other weird behavior then, I wouldn't say a replacement is needed.
     
  6. Jason3d

    Jason3d New Member

    Same sound on my 2016 but only from 1st to 2nd. Subscribed for updates on the TSB.
     
  7. BostonDriver

    BostonDriver Member

    Although mines made noise for the nearly 2 years I've had it, it sounds exactly like the dual mass flywheel that was used in the old Focus SVT i had years ago. Ford eventually recognized there were problems with the old dual mass flywheels when they began coming apart. Mine never did, but I had it replaced by Ford free of charge as a precaution. Subscribing to this thread in case that Ford decides to do that again...
     
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  8. dubtastic

    dubtastic New Member


    Was there ever a TSB to come of this?
     
  9. arcyallen

    arcyallen Member

    It took two calls over the course of seven days to get the service Manager to even call me back. I'll be calling him back in a week or so once I get a better grasp of my schedule. Stunning.
     
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  10. arcyallen

    arcyallen Member

    My Fiesta is back in the shop. The foreman assures me repeatedly the sound is normal, while the Service Manager is telling me the're still "drafting the TSB". Ugh. Super nice people saying and doing some discouragingly dumb things.
     
  11. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    Is it really in the shifter or is it when you let off the clutch and add gas when you're driving slower? I get a clunk for the latter. Just happens to happen when shifting. The shifter itself is going to make some noise, that is normal for any manual car I've driven.

    In this thread someone has had updated CV axles installed and it get rid of the clunk. http://www.fiestastforum.com/forum/threads/9908-Clunky-noisy-transmission

    I keep meaning to talk to my service manager to see what he can find out about the updated CV axles so I can get mine. It's mostly an annoyance, but if they are looser than they are supposed to be that can certainly cause problems I would say.
     
  12. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    I haven't seen anything on a TSB yet, odds are it's a similar issue to what the Focus ST ran into with too soft a dogbone mount. This has been a common issue for years in front drive cars which is why a stiffer aftermarket dogbone has been one of the most common mods done.

    -Steve
     
  13. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    I'd love to know what they installed for "updated" CV shafts, I only see one part number listed for all the FiSTs and no revisions.

    -Steve
     
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  14. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    Not a clue then. You're probably the one guy that would know if they changed.

    This is the receipt he posted up in that thread. http://www.fiestastforum.com/forum/...y-transmission?p=169865&viewfull=1#post169865 He says it's gone after he posted that up though.
     
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    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

  16. dubtastic

    dubtastic New Member

    it appears that I had the same parts replaced on my car. I can confirm that 2nd and 3rd engage "smoother", but the clunk, hollow noise does still occasionally recur when it has reached operating temps (oddly enough the clunk, sounds like it's coming from the bottom center of the car maybe slightly under the drivers area). I also feel a vibration coming through the gear knob in 2nd and 3rd... I'm wondering if this is just a characteristic of these transmissions. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  17. Jason3d

    Jason3d New Member

    This shift clunk is one of the things that has been bothering me for a while which led ,e to decide to part out and trade for something else.
     
  18. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    I don't know. So far the clunk has simply been a clunk for everyone. To my knowledge no one has had any issues related to it. Until I saw this thread again I had mostly put it out of my mind. Certainly not worth trading my car in over it.
     
  19. Jason3d

    Jason3d New Member

    The clunk just makes the car feel kind of low end driving it every day with that noise. Also I am a bit annoyed that still no update to Sync 3 with Android Auto which is another thing that made me want to shift away from the Fist.
     
  20. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    The update is out. I don't have the link in front of me, but you can download it and install it with a flash drive. I've had mine installed for 2 weeks or so.
     

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