OBD2 code P2837

Tiny
JR47
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  • 2012 FORD FIESTA
  • 1.6L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 47,832 MILES
The car tends to shake kind of rough when accelerating. Is there any way to fix this or will it have to be taken to a dealership?
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Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 AT 12:24 PM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Of course it can be fixed, but first the cause has to be identified. Shaking can be caused by a dozen different things. To start with, are you referring to the engine? The steering wheel? The brake pedal? If the steering wheel oscillates when accelerating, a worn inner cv joint housing is a good suspect, but not yet at the mileage you listed. Worn spark plugs will cause an engine misfire, but that also is not common at such a low mileage. An engine misfire should be detected by the Engine Computer which will turn on the Check Engine light and set a diagnostic fault code.

A broken tire belt will cause the car body to shake but not just while accelerating. The first step is to have a mechanic test-drive the car to get some clues on where to start looking.
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Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 AT 3:35 PM
Tiny
JR47
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Well I have been looking through different forums and this seems to be a common problem with these cars. From what I have read so far is that the shaking problem is from the transmission and the p2837 code is the only code that comes up. I just want to know is there anything I can do to fix this before I take it to a ford dealership, and please just do not shoot me down and tell me to take it to the dealership. I do have mechanical knowledge. I am just not a expert at it like you guys are.
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Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 AT 2:36 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Hey JR 47

We would never shoot you down, we are in this together without trying to take the car in. The code is for Shift Fork "B" Position so it could be the clutch is worn out and needs replacing. If the clutch is worn out the car will shake.

Here is the job in a rear wheel drive car but you get the idea on what needs to be done.

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-clutch

Let me know how it goes

Best, Ken
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Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 AT 4:54 PM

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