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Fusion - Knocking Through The Pedals, Vibration When Changing Down

08 November 2013 - 07:41 PM



I'm after some help/advice I'm afraid!  We're on our 2nd Fusion 1.4tdci manual but have encountered problems with the current one. When going over bumps (only quite large ones) you can feel them quite significantly through any one of the 3 pedals.  The bumps can't be felt through the seat or steering wheel.  The old fusion didn't do this and it is quite annoying/frustrating feeling this bump.  Main dealer and garage bought from have looked it over and given it a clean bill of health!  Car's done 36K on a 59 plate.


I don't know if it's connected at all but there also seems to be a judder when changing down from say 2nd to 4th (so that the revs are quite high in 2nd), no real problems changing up.


Any ideas gratefully received.  I have one theory but I won't lead any answers at this stage!


Thank you



Ford Cmax Steering/braking Vibrations

13 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

Hi all,

I'm afraid that I'm looking for your knowledge on a problem with my Cmax. Car is 1.8 tdci, 57 plate 51K on clock.

On acceleration, particularly when heavily loaded and in higher gears, there is significant vibration thr' the steering wheel and seats. Also vibrates to a lesse extent when travelling 50-70(ish). Clutch seems fine and no slipping etc. Wheels have been tracked and balanced (3 times for balancing!), no noise from driveshaft when turning and no (unusual) noise when starting or turning off (hopefully not dmf).

It also vibrates badly when braking quite hard from high speeds. Vibrations are worse when braking if wheels aren't straight (particularly steering to the left) and also if foot is on the clutch.

I'm at my wits end with the problem, local dealer very good and helpful but no suggestions! They've checked for play on shafts, brake pads/discs and also checked tyres for deformity, balance etc.

I sold my last cmax when it developed a similar problem but I don't want to sell again, surely I can't have had the only 2 with this problem!!!!! I'm not a 'hard' driver (get 55+ mpg on rural roads)!

Thanks for any suggestions, if you need any clarification please let me know.

Thanks again