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Transmission Noise - Likely Solved


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#21 OFFLINE   stevedebi

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 07:49 AM

After stories like this, I am glad I purchased the Ford ESP 7yr/100k $0 ded warranty!

 

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Well, the warranty isn't needed for the iCVT. They all have a minimum of 100k. I will purchase one also if I decide to buy out the lease, but I will do it because of the stuff that isn't covered by the Hybrid warranty.









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#22 ONLINE   rbort

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 07:50 AM

I have 7 year 125k on mine, had to make it 125 not 100k as otherwise I'd get to 100k before 7 years!  Makes me covered until September 2020.

 

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 04:03 PM

Which state are you in? For CARB states, the iCVT is warranted to 150K. Obviously the dealer believes you are in a non CARB state.

I think the C in CARB is for California. I'm in West Virginia.

 

And then you just got yours replaced, so chances are you're done with that forever, I can't see it failing twice in the same car.

 

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Of course it is the transmission not the car that is the controlling factor where odds are concerned. Like Levi, I wonder how often this happens. There are three in this thread, but this is where we all bring problems so not really indicative of a trend. Still, I can't get passed only 72,000 miles on a transmission--only 59,000 on original poster Marcin's. 



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 04:39 PM

Know that you only hear of the problems here, all the other people having reliable cars don't ever post here and say I got 50k on my transmission and its still good!  You know what I mean, its mostly bad news that gets posted.

 

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 07:58 AM

I think the C in CARB is for California. I'm in West Virginia.

 

Of course it is the transmission not the car that is the controlling factor where odds are concerned. Like Levi, I wonder how often this happens. There are three in this thread, but this is where we all bring problems so not really indicative of a trend. Still, I can't get passed only 72,000 miles on a transmission--only 59,000 on original poster Marcin's. 

There are a number of states that have chosen to follow CARB, but West Virginia isn't one of them. It isn't just California - states get to choose to follow either Federal or CARB standards.



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Posted 27 April 2016 - 09:35 AM

Mine failed at 98K, but the noise started about 800 miles before I decided to replace it, wasn't sure I could make it another 1k mi. back home. :wink:  I assume the new Trans has the problem solved. :smile2:

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 01:36 PM

There are a number of states that have chosen to follow CARB, but West Virginia isn't one of them. It isn't just California - states get to choose to follow either Federal or CARB standards.

 

I did not know this. Thanks. Too bad WV doesn't follow California. We're a coal state, so Fed. standard is probably weaker.



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Posted 25 March 2017 - 12:52 PM

When this issue starts occurring, does the noise occur on all speeds?  My friend is experiencing a howling noise that if I understand correctly lasts for a few seconds at a time, and I heard it twice while she was lightly accelerating around 30mph.  After reading various posts I'm concerned her transmission might need to be replaced too, but I don't want her to waste time going to dealerships unfamiliar with the situation in SoCal.



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:28 PM

I just discovered a bearing noise today in the front of our 2013 C-max.  It has 66K on it now, and the noise seems to be more noticeable at lower speeds.  The drive train warranty has expired, so I'm afraid to take it to the dealer and have them misdiagnose it as a bad CV joint or axle bearing.  Any idea how to test?  I will be checking you tube also.  Thanks. 



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:59 PM

stick it in neutral going 30-40 mph and see if the noise goes away, if it doesn't then it isn't the trans.

 

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 06:38 PM

Hi Paul, Thanks for your help.  I just tested it, and the noise doesn't go away when I shift it to neutral at speeds between 30 and 40 mph.  Also, I noticed that the whirling, almost scraping noise is worse when increasing speed, and most noticeable between 10 and 30 mph.  Thanks.



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 07:48 PM

Might be your energy saver tires, they can make alot of noise if they wear the wrong way.  My 2013 tires used to go woo woo woo all the time.

 

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 09:33 AM

While I had the car up on jacks, I rotated the tires, and checked the tire pressures.  The noise is still exactly the same.  It doesn't sound like a wheel bearing, but could be the right driveshaft support bearing, or even the transmission according to TSB 17-0039. 



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:44 AM

Probably isn't the CV joint if boot isn't cracked and leaking. If you have the car in the air you can put a small diameter board like a foot long on to the trans and your ear, then you can hear gears rattling if it is the trans when you have the ICE running.

 

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 07:51 PM

I jacked up the car again, and used a steel rod to listen for the source of the noise.  It sure is noisy with the the wheels spinning at over 30 mph with only the electric motor running.  Lots of noise coming from intermediate shaft bearing, but wheel bearings appeared to be quiet.  I'm having trouble finding C-max axle parts at the national auto parts stores, but Autozone offered a whole passenger side assembly online.  Hopefully if I order from the internet, parts will actually fit.  Seems like there is a lot of noise coming from differential inside CVT also, but I should probably repair non-warranty items before taking it to dealer.  Hopefully the noise and vibration I'm hearing at the intermediate shaft bearing isn't coming from the CVT.     


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Posted 31 December 2018 - 10:07 AM

I found the correct Motorcraft axle from JC Whitney, and it took about 1 week to arrive at my house.  Installation wasn't bad, but refilling the transmission was a pain.  Unfortunately, it didn't fix the problem.  


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Posted 03 January 2019 - 04:15 PM

The service department at our local Ford dealer determined that the problem was indeed the transmission, and agreed that it is still covered under the hybrid warranty since it has only 63k miles on it.  Unfortunately they won't be able to remove the transmission until Monday to pinpoint the cause, so my wife will have to continue to drive my Dodge 4x4 truck to work. 


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 03:10 AM

The service department at our local Ford dealer determined that the problem was indeed the transmission, and agreed that it is still covered under the hybrid warranty since it has only 63k miles on it. Unfortunately they won't be able to remove the transmission until Monday to pinpoint the cause, so my wife will have to continue to drive my Dodge 4x4 truck to work.

Sorry to read about your transmission issue!

Hopefully doesn’t take too long.

I do believe they can provide a loaner if needed.

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 07:31 AM

The service department at our local Ford dealer determined that the problem was indeed the transmission, and agreed that it is still covered under the hybrid warranty since it has only 63k miles on it.  Unfortunately they won't be able to remove the transmission until Monday to pinpoint the cause, so my wife will have to continue to drive my Dodge 4x4 truck to work. 

It will be interesting to see if they actually say anything about the trans failure, I think they will only ship it back to FORD.

 

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 06:03 AM

I agree with jzchen; they should be able to give you a loaner for no additional charge.










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