Ford DSP6 dual clutch transmission throwout bearing fork repair

Andrew Technician Utah Posted   Latest  
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2013 Ford Focus S 2.0L (2 Flex) 6-spd (DPS6)
P07A3 — Transmission Friction Element "A" Stuck On
P07A5 — Transmission Friction Element "B" Stuck On

I just put together a video explaining why the Ford DSP6 transmissions have issues with setting friction element stuck on codes setting and what to do about it. The throwout bearing forks are on eternal back order from Ford but they are repairable. I would highly recommend taking the time on every clutch job to clean up and lube fork bearings to have a smoother operating clutch.

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Thomas Technician
Virginia
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I have not had the privilege yet to experience the friction stuck on faults. I always have seen the Shift fork motor A performance or circuit codes. Have you seen the actual trans case having an internal crack causing a fluid leak? I had a focus that had all the symptoms and codes for the trans control module. Followed the bulletin Yes/no tree and also followed the pinpoint tests for the shift…

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Andrew Technician
Utah
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I haven't seen an internal crack. I have seen leaking input seals damage the clutch and leaking shift shaft seals fill the TCM with fluid though.

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Scott Mechanic
Arkansas
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Thanks Andrew. You've probably saved a lot of people a lot of money and down time. It's hard to believe it made it to production that way but, it is what it is I suppose.

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Andrew Technician
Utah
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You're welcome! The car that this came out of has been torn apart for a month at the shop waiting for new forks. At first it was a week, then another week, and two more weeks, now the anticipated delivery is November 29th. Luk makes a kit (07-233) that has the forks in it. 3 different online vendors that claimed to have them cancelled the orders on me this week due to no stock. Nobody local has…

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Stuart Mobile Technician
Illinois
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Thanks for sharing.I have yet to see one of these but I do perform many clutch replacements so it is only time that one of these will come to me.

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Albert Owner/Technician
Pennsylvania
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Very good explanation on how to fix this issue. Thank you for sharing.

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Stephen Technician
Tennessee
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Figuring out what the real cause of the code was qualifies you for a “Major Award”. Your video is very good. Easy to follow the process. I wonder if the procedure could be shortcut by only pressing the retainer part way off. Then soak in Stoddard solevent while spinning, then blow out. Like cleaning old style front wheel bearings. The wheel bearing grease will work fine but there shouldn’t be…

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Andrew Technician
Utah
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Because the retainers have to be flush on the ends and there is no access between the bearing and retainer due to the thrust washer, the whole thing has to come apart. Otherwise the retainers won't be positioned correctly and there will be too much preload on the bearing.

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Rudy Technician
California
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Fantastic, well detailed video!!! Deserves a 1000 up votes!

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Glen Owner/Technician
Illinois
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Andrew Have you ever tried Motorcraft XG-11, I find it works great for needle bearings

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Scott Manager
California
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Thanks for sharing your helpful video, well done! Btw, I came across an article this morning about the DSP6 which I found interesting, including emails exchanged among engineering during pre-production testing.

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Derek Mechanic
Guam
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Andrew I have a question for you. My 2011 Fiesta is also throwing code P07A5. I would like to do this repair for my throwout bearing forks as I suspect that is the problem. My question is can I reinstall my old clutch.? I'm trying to cut cost and use my old clutch before I pay $400 for a new one. Im in the Air Force stationed in Guam and parts and service charges are expensive so im trying to do…

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