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CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)

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How do you operate the continuously variable transmission?
If your car is equipped with an automatic transmission rather than a stick shift, you actually have what’s called a continuously variable transmission, or CVT. These are a little different from conventional automatics. Here’s what drivers need to know: ...
Recommendation about buying a car without a CVT
I'm assuming you're talking new. You really have a limited amount for 25 grand because cars are getting more and more expensive. I personally would buy a Toyota but try to find on that doesn't have a CVT, because I'm...
i have a cvt transmission. can i replace it with any other transmissions that is not cvt?
No. Not if you want it to work properly. The car was programmed and equipped with this transmission and trying to change to a different one would not be feasible without major modifications to the vehicle wiring and power train....
When moving the shifter in reverse, it won't engage
Yes, your description is that of a common problem. The issue usually results from a clutch being out of adjustment. The adjustment that you likely need is known as the clutch actuator adjustment. To adjust the clutch, the technician must loosen...
Transmission jerks, goes into limp mode, loss of power - 2006 Mercedes-Benz B200
Hello. It sounds like there is a problem with either the transmission control module and/or its wiring. There could also be a problem with the transmission valve body or clutches and if either of these are worn out this may...
Noises when backing up and turning.
The front strut bearings could be noisy or binding. If the front end is lifted and you turn the wheel from left to right, you may be able to detect the noise that way if that bearing is an issue....
Problem with the cruise control
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2005 Mercury Montego. Mercury has a technical service bulletin out for brake light switch being either faulty or not adjusted properly causing all kinds of cruise control issues. The brake lamp...
Dash lights, hard and noisy shifting
You will need to get the fault codes read for your 2005 Mercury Montego. From the description you've given, it either sounds like a possible induction system issue in the electronic throttle control or possibly a transmission malfunction. Based on...
Is a 14' to 15' Altima 3.5 SL worth buying?
With the proper care and maintenance, many of the vehicles today meet and exceed mileage old car makers could only dream of. The key is the proper maintenance and not to abuse the vehicles drivetrain. Consider having a pre-purchase inspection...
Low gas mileage
Unfortunately, real world mileage numbers very rarely stack up to those advertised by the manufacturer. There are things you can do to improve your mileage, however. First of all, make sure your tires are properly inflated at all times. Don't...
CTV pros and cons
For you who don't know, those are the cars that don't have transmission gears. They never shift. They just continuously have a range to drive a car. The reason they are doing that is because they get a better gas...
Opinion about Honda Civic CVT
Honda Civics are really good cars, but I am not a fan of those CVT transmissions, because you don’t get power out of them. You say that it is a lease car, so if the thing breaks with 100,000 miles...
Car has CVT transmission, can't afford to replace, can I just replace the entire motor with a used one with different trans?
Hello. If you wanted to replace the motor and transmission, you would have other problems like the wire harnesses and ECM modules among other problems to do the swap correctly. You may be better off replacing the transmission with a...
CVT transmission issues, RPM fluctuation - 2015 Nissan Rogue
Hey there. Since you are still under the factory warranty period i would recommend taking it to the dealer. There may be a reprogram of the transmission module programming that will improve the shifting of the CVT for you.
Gas pedal unresponsive, then suddenly jerks the car forward - 2015 Nissan Rogue
Hello. The new electronic throttle systems are very sensitive to a driver using two feet to drive and if you are still touching the brakes and trying to accelerate it will not let you. This programming is due to all...
Check engine light comes on intermittently
If the Check Engine Light is coming on then it would have set a code. The code may have been read, but a problem is not found or the mechanic could not find the problem. I would need to know...
cycling humming/buzing noise on highways 65-80 mph
Hey there. There may be a recall on your vehicle to reprogram the transmission control module on the vehicle. The noise may be from the transmission CVT. Have the dealer check for any recalls on the CVT or any other...
Chime in car is annoyingly Too Loud - 2016 Chevrolet Volt CVT
The Chime Volume setting has two values, Normal and High. Check your settings to make sure it is in the Normal position. If that is still too loud for you, you might try putting some duct tape over the "door...
Advice on buying a Ford Taurus
Impalas typically don't hold up. GM's quality has gone downhill. I would never buy a GM product. Now, some of the Tauruses can be okay. I would go for one closer to a 2007, because the earlier ones had a...
Why is the CVT transmission whining noise so loud when driving?
Hi there. From the description you have given, I'm lead to believe your vehicle has 65,000 miles and not 6,500 miles. Changing the CVT (continuously variable transmission) fluid more than likely will not quiet the transmission. It is very important...

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