Bang Noise Heard and /or Bump Felt During Quick 1-2 and/or 2-3 Shift – Under Moderate to Aggressive Acceleration – 2013-2014 Ford Focus

TSB 13-12-3 BANG NOISE HEARD AND/OR BUMP FELT DURING QUICK 1-2 AND/OR 2-3 SHIFT – UNDER MODERATE TO AGGRESSIVE ACCELERATION – BUILT ON OR BEFORE 8/27/2013
Publication Date: November 19, 2013

 

FORD: 2013-2014 Focus

 

This article supersedes TSB 13-6-10 to update the vehicle model years and Service Procedure.

 

ISSUE:

Some 2013-2014 Focus ST vehicles built on or before 8/27/2013 may exhibit a bang noise and/or bump felt from front of vehicle during a quick 1-2 and/or 2-3 shift under moderate to aggressive acceleration.

 

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Raise vehicle on a hoist. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 100-02.
  1. Remove the lower air deflector by removing the three (3) fasteners. (Figure 1)

lower air deflector Figure 1 – 13-12-3

 

  1. Remove the engine compartment splash shield by removing the eight (8) fasteners. (Figure 1)
  1. Lower the vehicle.
  1. Remove battery and battery tray. Refer to WSM, Section 414-01.
  1. Position hydraulic floor jack with a wood block under transmission and raise only enough to support weight of transmission.
    1. Do not attempt to lift the transmission or damage will occur.
  1. Remove battery tray reinforcement by removing the four (4) fasteners. (Figure 2)

battery tray reinforcement Figure 2 – 13-12-3

 

  1. Remove and discard the center fastener securing the transmission support insulator and remove the insulator.
  1. Install revised service transmission support insulator and torque new center fastener to 148 Nm (109 lb-ft).
  1. Determine vehicle model year.
    1. 2013 Focus ST – proceed to Step 11.
    1. 2014 Focus ST – proceed to Step 13.
  1. Replace the clutch slave cylinder hydraulic tube with revised service part. (Figure 3 – Item 12)

clutch slave cylinder Figure 3 – 13-12-3

 

  1. Bleed the clutch system. Refer to WSM, Section 308-02, General Procedures, 6 Speed Manual Transmissions.
  1. Remove floor jack.
  1. Install battery tray reinforcement with the four (4) fasteners and torque to 48 Nm (35 lb-ft). (Figure 2)
  1. Install battery and battery tray, refer to WSM, Section 414-01.
  1. Replace engine mount with revised service part. Refer to WSM, Section 303-01B.
    1. If the three (3) engine mount studs loosen during engine mount removal, torque the three (3) engine mount studs to 17.5 Nm (13 lb-ft).
  1. Replace roll restrictor with revised service part. Refer to WSM, Section 308-03.
    1. When installing the engine compartment splash shield and lower air deflector, do not over tighten the fasteners or threads may be damaged.

 

PART NUMBER PART NAME
CM5Z-6068-A Bang Noise Heard and /or Bump Felt During Quick 1-2 and/or 2-3 Shift - Under Moderate to Aggressive Acceleration - 2013-2014 Ford Focus » small light Roll Restrictor
DV6Z-7A512-B Clutch Line PTL
DV6Z-6038-B Engine Mount
DV6Z-6068-A Transmission Mount
W500361-S442 Bolt – Transmission Mount
W716238-S442 Bolt – Roll Restrictor
PM-20 Bang Noise Heard and /or Bump Felt During Quick 1-2 and/or 2-3 Shift - Under Moderate to Aggressive Acceleration - 2013-2014 Ford Focus » small light Motorcraft DOT 4 LV High Performance Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid

 

OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME
131203A 2014 Focus ST 2.0L GTDI: Replace The Transmission Support Insulator, Engine Mount And Roll Restrictor Following The Service Procedure (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations) 1.6 Hrs.
131203B 2013 Focus ST 2.0L GTDI: Replace The Transmission Support Insulator, Clutch Slave Cylinder Hydraulic Tube, Engine Mount And Roll Restrictor Following The Service Procedure (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations) 1.8 Hrs.

 

WARRANTY STATUS

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage.
Warranty/ESP coverage limits/policies/prior approvals are not altered by a TSB. Warranty/ESP coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part and verified using the OASIS part coverage tool.

 

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO. CONDITION CODE
6068 42

 

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