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KAR

Member Since 20 May 2013
Offline Last Active Nov 25 2014 07:16 AM
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Does Anyone Tow With A Powershift?

08 October 2014 - 08:07 PM

Do you tow a caravan with a Powershift? If so have you had any problems with the powershift? We've had plenty. The fluid in the powershift unit gets 'cooked' after a few thousand miles and has to be changed. Our van's maximum weight is 1485 kg - well within the car specification. We've had so many problems that I want to find out whether it is just our car or not. So if you tow please share your powershift experiences.


Powershift Display Gear 7 On Dashboard

21 April 2014 - 08:00 PM

2010 2.0 TDCi Zetec been experiencing 'Transmission Limited Function' on dashboard. When the problem happens I put the car into manual and find that I only have gears 1, 3 & 5 or gears 2, 4 & 6. Switch engine off and on and all problems go away. I can drive several miles before it happens again. Its been back to Ford dealer several times and has had clutch assembly replaced. But last week when the 'Transmission Limited Function' warning appeared and I went into manual the dashboard said I was in gear 7. On previous occasions I have always had drive, but this time no drive at all. Also engine warning light came on. The car is back with the dealer. They've discovered they should have replaced a speed sensor when they replaced the clutch. But they can't explain gear 7 message. They have spoken to Ford technical but they've never heard of gear 7 being displayed either. Has anyone else heard of gear 7 being displayed?


Powershift Revs Up And Down And Other Problems

07 December 2013 - 07:05 AM

Several problems from PowerShift. (1) When driving at constant speed with constant pressure on throttle revs go up and down by 100/200 rpm every half second. I've uploaded a video at http://youtu.be/3Wxt-lXkZiU. When revs drop engine gets louder. (2) Gear changes are rough - in drive and manual. (3) Cold start there is often a clunk coming from the engine as if it is in D even though it is in P. Sometimes there is a crashing of gears. No levers or peddles are touched. (4) Occasional tapping sound from gearbox every half second when stationery then speeds up when in motion. Occasionally accompanied by hot smell from under the car (not the engine). I've been to Ford dealer but car always behaves itself when at the dealer.