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And so it begins. :eek5: ..with my heart racing hoping the outcome is good..

 

I have a dealer with a nice sized service department that I trust (So far so good. They even do performance mods that they will honor warranty on if they do them), I went in today explaining that intermittantly, typically when the beast is first started and cold, that it will creep forward when the clutch is fully disengaged (I.E.-pressed to the floor).

 

The transmission/clutch/powertrain specialist came out, ran through some tests, was QUITE certain the transmission was not effected and this was caught early, so we would just need the clutch & flywheel portion of the TSB done. Expressing my concerns on how these things have been known, on some occasions, to make things worse, I'm reassured that this is not a new thing for him or that service dept & should be no problem.

 

*POOF* The parts are on order, should take a week or two to receive, then on to the next step

 

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Feel free to PM with any questions. With any luck, mine will be as successful as Grabber's!

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Hope all goes well. I had the TSB done on my 07 over a year and 3000 miles ago. The car runs great ... no regrets.

 

You might consider having the dealer install a short-throw shifter while they have the tranny out. My dealer installed my FR shifter at no cost since it's such an easy swap with the tranny removed; I just had to supply the shifter. Shift performance is much improved over stock.

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Good luck Skiph, hope she turns out perfect for you. I agree with 6-Speed, replacing the shifter is a great idea.

 

 

Humm....a shorter throw shifer would be nice. But want to keep the look the same. Same boot, dark shaft and shift knob. Just fits with the interrior sooo well.

 

Thanks for all the good thoughts.

 

Think good thoughts...think good thoughts....think good thoughts... :hide:

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Humm....a shorter throw shifer would be nice. But want to keep the look the same. Same boot, dark shaft and shift knob. Just fits with the interrior sooo well.

 

Thanks for all the good thoughts.

 

Think good thoughts...think good thoughts....think good thoughts... hide.gif

 

 

 

You can keep the OEM look inside with the short throw shifter.

 

 

"Think good thoughts...think good thoughts....think good thoughts...."

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You can keep the OEM look inside with the short throw shifter.

 

 

"Think good thoughts...think good thoughts....think good thoughts...."

 

 

Yes, you re-use the stock arm on the SVT shifter. If you're in there already this is a must do IMO. Huge difference.

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And so it begins. :eek5: ..with my heart racing hoping the outcome is good..

 

I have a dealer with a nice sized service department that I trust (So far so good. They even do performance mods that they will honor warranty on if they do them), I went in today explaining that intermittantly, typically when the beast is first started and cold, that it will creep forward when the clutch is fully disengaged (I.E.-pressed to the floor).

 

The transmission/clutch/powertrain specialist came out, ran through some tests, was QUITE certain the transmission was not effected and this was caught early, so we would just need the clutch & flywheel portion of the TSB done. Expressing my concerns on how these things have been known, on some occasions, to make things worse, I'm reassured that this is not a new thing for him or that service dept & should be no problem.

 

*POOF* The parts are on order, should take a week or two to receive, then on to the next step

 

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Good luck with the TSB.

How many miles on the car??

Any other symptoms?

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Good luck with the TSB.

How many miles on the car??

Any other symptoms?

 

Thanks and thanks Cameron (throwing that up one post).

 

Only about 7K miles and zip in terms of any effect on the transmission that I or the drivetrane specialist in the service dept could tell. He was VERY confident the transmission was totally uneffected right now.

 

Hopefully, I'll be able to bring the "defectives" back for some pics. On a normal repair sure, but not sure if the TSB requires sending the defectives back to Ford or not.

 

Update - Per the service dept, in order for the dealership to be reimbursed for the repair, they have to send the old parts back to Ford. :( But, did ask if I could get some pics and possibly get the powertrain specialist's opinion on the removed clutch & flywheel before they send 'em back. So, will hopefully have some pics and data to post after the TSB is complete

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Thanks and thanks Cameron (throwing that up one post).

 

Only about 7K miles and zip in terms of any effect on the transmission that I or the drivetrane specialist in the service dept could tell. He was VERY confident the transmission was totally uneffected right now.

 

Hopefully, I'll be able to bring the "defectives" back for some pics. On a normal repair sure, but not sure if the TSB requires sending the defectives back to Ford or not.

 

 

You're welcome Skip!

 

I'm not sure they're going to allow you the "defectives", but I wonder if there's any way to have them call you so you can make a drive up to where your car is, so you can get some pictures for us?? Would be interesting to see what the overall condition looks like at this point.

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It's baaaaaaaack!!! :happy feet: :jackinbox: :happy feet: :happy feet:

 

They even did a great job washing the car before having me pick it up. Been meaning to do that, but it has been cooold outside!

 

To summarize, they did the clutch and flywheel portion of the TSB, not the full Monty w/the transmission too.

 

First good sign..I made it all the way home! :superhero:

 

The TSB'd clutch has a TOTALLY different feel to it. Kind of hard to describe. Feels more hydrolic then mechanical. Meaning there used to be a very specific spot where the clutch grabbed and grabbed hard when letting it out. Now everything is so much smoother. A difference and hopefully a good thing (knowing something different can be a good thing or a BAD thing).

 

Next thing I noticed, is the rattle in the shifter/transmission area I used to hear, when sitting at a light, with the car in neutral and my foot not on the clutch (that did go away when I depressed the clutch) is TOTALLY gone. It is a lot colder here in Hotlanta then it typically is, but I'm sure that rattle was always there, hot weather or cold weather. Again, a difference and hopefully a good thing.

 

Last thing I noticed, is a new feel (clunk?) and sound (VERY slight, but there) when shifting into third and only third gear. OK, that worried me. Clunking noises that did not use to be there that are new, are typically NOT a good thing. After driving and grumbling to myself about it, I notice when I get close to home (after driving about 7 miles or so) the sound is virtually, if not completely GONE. :headscratch: Hummm....well, it was sitting outside when I picked it up, and pretty freaking cold (in Atlanta terms of cold, not Minnisota terms of cold) and the tranny was out, moved about and such. So I have my fingers crossed that the tranny fluid or something was not everwhere it needed to be. Just don't know. Will have to :shift: it a bit more, see if it returns and take it up for a quick check if the feel and noise comes back.

 

Oh and no, can't keep the old clutch and flywheel. :( I asked and was told they needed that to be reimbursed by Ford, and I got there after the powertrain tech had gone home. So, time permitting, I'll do my best to get back there, ask if he has any comments about how the job went, how the clutch and flywheel looked and if I can take some pics (sure THAT will make him think I'm weird!).

 

But, do have the scanned in receipt attached. Time will tell if this ends up being no-problemo in the future.

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Good news but....you didn't opt for a short throw shifter ?? Oh man, you're gonna regret that.

 

 

I was actually on the FRPP site getting ready to order it when I got the call that they had the TSB parts were in. So, went ahead with the TSB as opposed to waiting.

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It's baaaaaaaack!!! happy feet.gifjackinbox.gifhappy feet.gifhappy feet.gif

 

They even did a great job washing the car before having me pick it up. Been meaning to do that, but it has been cooold outside!

 

To summarize, they did the clutch and flywheel portion of the TSB, not the full Monty w/the transmission too.

 

First good sign..I made it all the way home! superhero.gif

 

The TSB'd clutch has a TOTALLY different feel to it. Kind of hard to describe. Feels more hydrolic then mechanical. Meaning there used to be a very specific spot where the clutch grabbed and grabbed hard when letting it out. Now everything is so much smoother. A difference and hopefully a good thing (knowing something different can be a good thing or a BAD thing).

 

Next thing I noticed, is the rattle in the shifter/transmission area I used to hear, when sitting at a light, with the car in neutral and my foot not on the clutch (that did go away when I depressed the clutch) is TOTALLY gone. It is a lot colder here in Hotlanta then it typically is, but I'm sure that rattle was always there, hot weather or cold weather. Again, a difference and hopefully a good thing.

 

Last thing I noticed, is a new feel (clunk?) and sound (VERY slight, but there) when shifting into third and only third gear. OK, that worried me. Clunking noises that did not use to be there that are new, are typically NOT a good thing. After driving and grumbling to myself about it, I notice when I get close to home (after driving about 7 miles or so) the sound is virtually, if not completely GONE. headscratch.gif Hummm....well, it was sitting outside when I picked it up, and pretty freaking cold (in Atlanta terms of cold, not Minnisota terms of cold) and the tranny was out, moved about and such. So I have my fingers crossed that the tranny fluid or something was not everwhere it needed to be. Just don't know. Will have to shift.gif it a bit more, see if it returns and take it up for a quick check if the feel and noise comes back.

 

Oh and no, can't keep the old clutch and flywheel. sad.gif I asked and was told they needed that to be reimbursed by Ford, and I got there after the powertrain tech had gone home. So, time permitting, I'll do my best to get back there, ask if he has any comments about how the job went, how the clutch and flywheel looked and if I can take some pics (sure THAT will make him think I'm weird!).

 

But, do have the scanned in receipt attached. Time will tell if this ends up being no-problemo in the future.

 

 

Congrats on getting the work done. Keep us posted as you put some miles on it.

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Congrats on getting the work done. Keep us posted as you put some miles on it.

 

Thanks Grabber! Does the new feel and other things I noticed sound similar to when you had yours done? I think you got the full Monty done. But still, would be interested in if you noticed similar things.

 

I'll open that question up for others that have had the TSB done as well. I really LIKE it when I hear other people had the same experiences and it was not a problem.

 

Oh, for others WAY up there in the posts, the symptoms I described when I took it in were intermittant creeping of the car in only first and reverse, mostly when it was first started. Feel free to PM for where I had the work done if you are in the Hotlanta area.

 

.....Now do I keep the stock airbox in the trunk and flash tuner with me in case there is a clutch failure on the road and I need to put it back to stock FAST. Hummm..dealer's choice on that and will have to see.

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congrats Skip, glad that everything "appears" to be good!!

 

 

Thanks Cameron!

 

The PLAN was to do some serious driving this weekend to test it out a bit. I mean who would have guessed...SNOW in Hotlanta! :banghead:

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Thanks Cameron!

 

The PLAN was to do some serious driving this weekend to test it out a bit. I mean who would have guessed...SNOW in Hotlanta! :banghead:

 

Yeah i would, this is my driveway in COLD lanta !!!! Now 8hrs later .That's Hotlanta for yah.

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