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The noise only comes when the clutch is released. So foot up at idle and as you rev the engine the noise increases. But if you push the clutch in the noise stops. It happens about 65% of the time but it doesn't always do it. The noise definitely sounds like it's coming from the back of the transmission. (Drivers side) not up by the clutch and pressure plate but towards the back. Any ideas? Do some of these focuses do this? It shifts fine and doesn't exhibit any issues besides the noise.
 
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Sounds like the release/throwout bearing....though it is odd that it's coming from the back of the transmission.
 
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Why do you make 3 topics for the same problem? Can these please be combined into one mega Ram_man's new econopenaltybox topic. Also note your long history of fixing until it breaks.
 
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The others weren't about a transmission at all the other we discussed oil and valve train and Di noise... Also the pp quieted down the engine a bit definitely better than the Castrol. The car is definitely far from a penalty box. And according to focus forums this transmission does that and it's normal. Slightly annoying but as long as it's normal. I still rather have this car versus any other car in the class. A dart was a close second though.
 
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Originally Posted By: ram_man
I still rather have this car versus any other car in the class. A dart was a close second though.
I must have missed the thread where you wrote up all the different vehicles you test drove before choosing the Focus. Please provide the link. BC.
 
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Originally Posted By: Bladecutter
Originally Posted By: ram_man
I still rather have this car versus any other car in the class. A dart was a close second though.
I must have missed the thread where you wrote up all the different vehicles you test drove before choosing the Focus. Please provide the link. BC.
His reasoning was "didn't take the bailout".
 

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Originally Posted By: silverrat
Originally Posted By: Bladecutter
Originally Posted By: ram_man
I still rather have this car versus any other car in the class. A dart was a close second though.
I must have missed the thread where you wrote up all the different vehicles you test drove before choosing the Focus. Please provide the link. BC.
His reasoning was "didn't take the bailout".
I've driven the elantra the civic a cruze and a dart . They're all fine cars but my preference leaned toward the focus. Was I supposed to post on detail every singles car I've driven???? And it wasn't just because they didn't take a bail out at work I work on mostly fords since we used to be a Ford dealer. I buy tools off the truck based on what I need I buy specific tools to work on what I see most often (fords) does it make much sense to be most familiar with Ford own tools specific to fixing fords and go out and buy a chevy? I think not.
 
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Originally Posted By: ram_man
Was I supposed to post on detail every singles car I've driven????
You've created a post on everything else including loaner vehicles you've driven...
 
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Originally Posted By: G.Frost
Sounds like transmission main shaft bearing.
Or Spline excess play (a broken or too much clearance between tooth).
 
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
Originally Posted By: ram_man
Was I supposed to post on detail every singles car I've driven????
You've created a post on everything else including loaner vehicles you've driven...
Not true at all. I did post a review on the Nissan sentra. Lots of folks on here post reviews of rentals. When I went car shopping I left bitog at home because I knew everyone would prefer a different car for different reasons and the car is for me so my opinion on that was really all that mattered to me. The focus isn't the best at everything but it's the best at what I care about like the driving experience cost to insure and safety.
 
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This forum is for mechanical and maintenance discussions. If you don't want to join ram_mans discussion then stay out of it. Don't dog him for the number or nature of his posts.
 
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On your Focus? The MTX-75 is known for having a lot of gear rollover noise. They all chatter a bit with the clutch engaged in neutral.
 

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That's what I've heard from the focus forum. I didn't know they still used that transmission. As long as it's normal it doesn't bother me .
 
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Yeah. I'd like to have a 6 speed manual with proper gearing but I don't see ford ditching their 25 year old manual transaxle.
 
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Originally Posted By: jk_636
This forum is for mechanical and maintenance discussions. If you don't want to join ram_mans discussion then stay out of it. Don't dog him for the number or nature of his posts.
Sorry, i did'nt mean any harm. My warped sense of humor kicked in with the picture of the tick. Bryan
 
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