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  1. Fusion Durashift

    I have a 2004 Fusion 1.4 semi auto, bought new from Birmingham (Bristol Street Motors). It always had a potential judder and knocking from transmission engagement if I didn't pull away in a manner akin to tip toeing on eggshells. Recently it lost the natural creep when moving slowly, and started to become a bit jerky or even "kangaroo" a bit. My trusted garage recommended me to Steve's Autos in Blackheath, West Midlands UK, a little backstreet garage on an industrial estate. I had a transmission oilchange and new clutch at £500. Oddly, the inside of the old bearing housing and bearings were ground away at a rough angle. He told me all was fine and it was all set up and reprogrammed. He also said it would be a bit sharp until it bedded in, which it was. I continued to run it in, but it started to get drastically jerky, knocking on pullaway again and even stalling. He had it back in, and had an idea it was a duff mounting, which it was ; The thick rubber bush inside the metal component was split in several places. It must have been like that since new. Repair cost : £56 inc. part, labour and VAT. Other owners with similar symptoms have been told they need new ECU's, actuators, new boxes etc, one I read about with the same car was quoted £2000!! Aparrently this is a common fault with these so look at the mountin bushes an components before paying a fortune for other things
  2. Welcome to the Ford forums squirrelkeeper :)