2012 Manual V6 Transmission Grinding- is this happening to you?
Hey guys, have an issue. My 2012 grinds in 5th and 6th gear. It is worse when it is cold, but even now (~50°F) it grinds. Now to be clear, shifting gently it doesn't do this. But if the lever is pressed against side (to the right), then it grinds.
My Hondas I've had with 3-5 times the mileage never have this issue. So start the car up, driving, shift from 5 to 6, and it grinds, and down from 6 to 5, it grinds. When it was absolutely frigid out, it was much worse- happening in other gears, like 2 and 3.
I took it to the Ford dealership about a month back, and they said it wasn't an issue. They had to be aggressive and make it do it. Allegedly they put in a message to Ford, and Ford said to compare it to another 12 manual to see if it's normal. The dealership said they can't, because they don't have one.
I have this burning desire to kick someone in the teeth, but obviously I can't act on that. So my next step is to call Ford, next Saturday.
Has anyone experienced this, or have any knowledge of the situation? I appreciate any help or advice I have had. I am still well within my 50k warranty, and have the extended warranty, but I would like to get it done sooner. The dealer said several times "oh, don't worry, you have plenty of time" and to drive it the way it is. FYI, this has been going on since I had it. I thought I was grinding those gears myself, but driving, putting the clutch in so my butt is off the seat, shifting, I would hear the grind.
I also don't mind people chiming in on fixes, as after this is done and fixed, I will be doing some of the fixes posted here that stop this from happening in the first place. I have read about them, but not written out a game plan as I am still trying to get the transmission to where it should be.
Thank you in advance, everyone.
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