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European Ford Edge Sport - Manual Transmission Dynamics

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#1 OFFLINE   Emanuel Paquete

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 06:00 PM

Hi, I have a brand new Ford Edge Sport (2016 European version) and I'm finding the manual transmission a bit heavy, specially when changing from 1st to 2nd gear. It doesn't happen all the time and it never makes any noises, but I can feel the gears connecting and it doesn't feel smooth. I went to the Ford shop and they said this is normal. I think it might have something to do with the AWD control system. Has anyone noticed this? Anyone has any idea about how the AWD works with the transmission?









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#2 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 07:19 PM

I don't recall even hearing of a manual transmission Edge. Which engine?

#3 OFFLINE   Emanuel Paquete

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 09:09 AM

2.0 TDCi 180 hp (ps). A Duratorq diesel engine.



#4 OFFLINE   Waldo

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 09:18 AM

Neither the diesel nor the manual trans are available in the US, so you won't find too many people on this forum with any experience.  Try searching out S-max and Galaxy forums, those have the same platform/powertrains as the Edge.

 

But I wouldn't think it has anything to do with AWD.  The AWD systems uses a series of clutches in the rear RDU to control the power flow, it is basically completely independent from the transmission.



#5 OFFLINE   Emanuel Paquete

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 09:42 AM

Ok, will do. Thanks :)



#6 OFFLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 10:03 AM

Could be the shifter, could be the transmission itself.  I don't know whether this transmission has a drain plug, if so, you could have new fluid put in (yes, I know, this is a new Edge :) ).  Get the salesperson to let you drive another Edge similar to yours, see if the problem exists there as well.  If it does, most likely that is the nature of the transmission.  Doesn't mean there's an issue or not an issue.



#7 OFFLINE   Emanuel Paquete

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 06:36 PM

The problem is that I'm the only one to have this car and I live in the Azores islands. I talked with the sales man asking to try another Edge when available and he said that they will not have one that soon...(it will take at least a year...so I have no point of comparison for now!). The Edge has been released to Europe only this year! Usually I wouldn't jump into buying a brand new model but I really fell in love with this car and it just happened that they had the one I wanted (Black and Sport Model) at the Ford Stand, so I traded in my Kuga. I'm really pleased with the overall performance of the car...it's perfect for the Island, since we have a lot of curves and this car really excels when in Sport Mode! It's just this small issue with the transmission that's bugging me. But if it's the nature of the transmission, I can live with that because it doesn't happen all the time and this car is great! I just hope that it's not an issue that will increase gear wear!!

Regarding the oil, I already went to the Ford shop...the mechanic went for a drive with me and said it was normal behaviour...they usually do a general check before they deliver the car (when you buy a new one) and they told me they checked the transmission oil...but I'm going to insist on a re-check. But I also noticed that when you push the car (give more rpm than usual, up to 4000 rpm) on the way back home (for example), afterwards (an hour later) when you go for a drive again, the shift is more fluid...   



#8 OFFLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 06:53 PM

Hmm, maybe friction modifiers will help then. Some aftermarket brand oils come with FMs in them already. Ford may have such a product for the oil used in your Edges transmission.

All in all, I would keep an eye on this behavior, if it persists or gets worse, have the oil serviced at a minimum to get the issue on record.





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