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#46 FiestaLudwigs

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 12:06 PM

Hello is it possible for someone to record a video when he is going to reapir his durashift and upload it here or youtube and share its link possibly?

 

I am not brave enough to pop in and can not afford the worse results which I will cause if I make smth wrong.

yesterday I waited 2 hours in the cold until the car started again after I have stopped for a smal pause on the highway.

 

 

How I survived yesterday: I pulled the car with the help
of another guy for a few meter. I think the actuater has moved a lil bit
and then after a few minutes the car started

 

I will be thankful for your help.

 

@ Lasse1955

 

special thanks guy! you are a great personality with your friendly attitude.

 

is it possible only record a video to show where exactly these parts are. do I have to bring the car up and work under the engine or from the top will it be ok?

 

THANKS EVERYBODY



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#47 FiestaLudwigs

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:34 AM

Hello is it possible for someone to record a video when he is going to reapir his durashift and upload it here or youtube and share its link possibly?

 

I am not brave enough to pop in and can not afford the worse results which I will cause if I make smth wrong.

yesterday I waited 2 hours in the cold until the car started again after I have stopped for a smal pause on the highway.

 

 

How I survived yesterday: I pulled the car with the help
of another guy for a few meter. I think the actuater has moved a lil bit
and then after a few minutes the car started

 

I will be thankful for your help.

 

@ Lasse1955

 

special thanks guy! you are a great personality with your friendly attitude.

 

is it possible only record a video to show where exactly these parts are. do I have to bring the car up and work under the engine or from the top will it be ok?

 

THANKS EVERYBODY

 

 

 

 

TODAY I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AGAIN.

 

I LEFT WORK ON 19:00 AND NOW I AM AT HOME (ITS 4:18 A:M). YES, I WAS HOPING THAT A MAGIC WILL HAPPEN AND THE CAR WILL START, BUT IT DID NOT. I CALLED A TOWTRUCK TO PICK THE CAR UP, THE GERMAN GUYS IN THE PARKINGLOT DID NOT EVEN GIVE THEIR MOBILE PHONE TO CALL A HELP. MY PHONE´ S BATTERY WAS EMPTY.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME

 

THE CAR STANDS IN FRONT OF A WORKSHOP, HOWEVER I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD IT IF THEY REQUEST SMTHNG MORE THAN 150-200€



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:19 AM

Hi Korntal,

 

Unfortunately its not one of those jobs people want to go doing and taking their car apart unless its broken. I would say that a video appearing soon is unlikely.

 

I would say just give it a go! worst case scenario, you cant fix it and you need it fixing by the garage anyway, so at least you would have tried!



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 06:29 AM

Hello, thanks jeebowhite for the answer.

 

I have read in a forum that there is a button under the plastic cover of the gear knob- which sets the gear back to N mode. does anybody knows about this button? for which model years there is such a button or it is just a fantasy entry in a forum?

 

thank you



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 11:57 AM

I know there is a manual Park release, but I cant say I have heard of the neutral button. I have to be honest though, I am not as au fete with the auto fiesta's.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:26 PM

Hello Lasse

Please give me your adress, i will send you a present ! :wub:

Many-many thanks :)

 

I have made some videos for testing the actuators:

 

Actuator/Stellmotor-1, no problems:
http://lambertus.inf...ctuator2 ok.mp4

Actuator/Stellmotor-2, with problems:
http://lambertus.inf...uator1 fail.mp4

Actuator/Stellmotor-2, repair by Lasses Topic, now its good B)
http://lambertus.inf...2 repariert.mp4

 

(when you have problems with the videos, there run in VLC-Player)

 

THX Holle
 



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:26 PM

Holle,

 

An excellent contribution! many thanks!



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:34 AM

Hello All,

 

I have had a '04 Fiesta LX 1.4 Durashit since August '13 and it has always been problematic.
 

It has all of the symptoms described in the original post (some slow gear changes and on a rare occasion the yellow cog of death...) and also the occasional clutch judder at pull off (happens when trying to pull away very slowly - like in slow traffic) as mentioned by someone earlier (this may require a further procedure :rolleyes:).
 

I have had the car looked at by independents and the Ford main stealer - Who quoted me £2500 to "maybe" fix it, and charged me £100 for the privilege!!
 

As the car has devalued so much I've now decided to try and fix the problem myself. :ermm:

 

I have some mechanical experience, service, brakes, timing belts, clutches, etc. With many vehicles from cinquecentos to transits, So in theory this should be a piece of p*ss. B) But I take nothing for granted!!!

 

I will take up the gauntlet of filming the procedure and I'll upload it to YouTube, *if I succeed*.
 

If not I will disappear quietly into the cyber darkness... :ph34r:

 

Wish me luck...



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:40 PM

Hi Graeme.

 

Hopefully you can fix it! I think the biggest issue is finding a video getting at the actuator in the car, and removing it so if you can achieve that, then its a good start to help anyone, plus the video's above of testing it, the combination should be a great help!



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:23 AM

Hello

 

The actuator from the video was my old actuator, ford have build a new actuator in my Fiesta at Feb. 2012 at 102.000km, now, 137.000km, since Dez. i have new problems, 2-3 Gang (?) it is hanging, etc..

Yesterday the Fiesta going to total error, no Display, no Motor-Start. At morning i have switched the new actuator, and now i verry happy ITS RUN, AND RUN, AND RUN, AND RUN, AND RUN :) :)

 

But i must reset the electronics, switch of the battery, turn on the lights, 3hours, and the Durashift going new learning; turn on the ignition (Zündung), but NOT THE MOTOR, the actuators runs forward and back, checking a lot off things, after any (verry long;) )minutes, all was ok.

 

at lasse, you are my hero !! :)

 

Now i have the other actuator, that have the same problem !

 

Greats, Holle

sorry for my bad english, in moment im verry happy-nervoesly ;)

 

when anybody have that durashift-problem at my location (Germany/ Steinhuder Meer), come to me, we make it together (not for money, i will give back, that i have becomes here)



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 01:18 PM

Glad to see its behaving for you! :)



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:01 AM

Hello

Last days i have a idea to repair the actuator without removing it, and without open the plastik-tube. it ist verry easy.

The Durashift repair tool: :D

durashift%20repair%20tool.JPG

 

You must only remove actuator-motor-1, not the complettly actuator. Mark the actuator shaft position and dont turn the motor after removing.

Pull out the actuator-shaft, and use the Durashift-repair-tool, turn it carefull, and then clean the plastik-tube, at last make new oil in it.

 

Durashift%20repair%20tool%20at%20work.JP

 

at last, build everything together, and have fun B)

 

 

best regards, Holger



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:42 PM

Nice find their Holger,

 

Any linkls to where these tools can be bought?



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:23 AM

Hi Jeebowhite

 

I think, a "Durashift Repair Tool" have any hobbyist at home.
It is a old wooden spoon (perfect is a wooden-shaft with ca.14mm diameter), and fine sandpaper glued at the ends.

 

greats Holger



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:11 AM

I am having a similar problem...

 

My 04 transit will start everytime, but does not engage a gear, 1 or reverse.  After idling for a while, it will finally shift into 1 or R, but when I depress the accelerator, it chugs/shudders and dies...as if it is in a high gear or as if a learning driver improperly operates the clutch.  Once it finally decides to cooperate, there are no issues traveling, but downshifting (at times) is moderately rough.

 

After reading this and some other forums, I crawled under the engine today and noticed a fair bit of oil leaking near the transmission housing. 

 

The AUTO light has been blinking since we bought it, but never had an issue until recently. 

 

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

 

Cheers.



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