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How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

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How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by Jack Watts » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:58 am

Perusing the interwebs, I found this document here:
<PDF deleted by other site>

This should probably be a sticky, so that folks can find it. You too can become a Ford-Certified CVT specialists! This is the training material for dealer techs to get certified to work on the CVT. It's VERY comprehensive, covers the entire operation of the CVT and has some great troubleshooting information. All of this information is supplemental to the factory service manual. It appears that there are now parts available for the CVT, so fixing the transmission seems like a viable option.

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by Webmaster » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:29 pm

Good find, this is now "stuck".

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by jpz » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:53 pm

Awesome find. Printed, and saved a copy!

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by MikePoland » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:13 am

I found an interesting article
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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by Africa_FS_07 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:45 pm

WOW!!!

Jack and Mike Poland, you guys are TRULY SPECIAL!

thank you so much.

the Docs you both posted have really demystified the CVT repair.

thanks Mike Poland for the second doc in your post above, now i know what to do IF this trans ever acts up again........an inspiring phrase in that article is the part the writer said "The repairs mentioned in this article were all done without special tools." (page 4)

IF and ONLY IF these Docs had showed up here last January, i wouldn't have driven the old CVT to its death (mr meyersd, how about telling me how to make the flux capacitor work PLEASE? :lol: ).
i wonder who "Voodoo Bob of the Dead Poets Society" is hounding now.....:mrgreen:

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by Africa_FS_07 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:46 am

QUESTIONS ON HOW TO INSTAL TORQUE CONVERTER (T.C.) ON INPUT SHAFT (IN BELL HOUSING)

first video..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBecwkd1rPg

second video..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Oq0bZbCv_g

after seeing the two videos, i remembered that the CVT's T.C. has a few different features at the front (the part of the T.C. that goes in to the bell housing first) when compared with the TCs in the video.

The CVT's T.C. has a tab that is much different from the one in the video.

to those who've done the CVT rebuild and other experts;

1....is there anything different that needs to be done when installing the TC in the CVT?

2....is there anything important to note or do when installing the TC in the CVT?

3....did you turn the TC "clockwise" and heard the "2 clicks" mentioned in the video?

4....how do you fill the TC with a Quart and half Fluid, and not spill the fluid while trying to instal it on the Input Shaft please?

i'm thinking of rebuilding the dead CVT and the stage of re-installing the TC is the only one i'm worried about.



thanks.
i wonder who "Voodoo Bob of the Dead Poets Society" is hounding now.....:mrgreen:

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by thehumble1 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:31 am

Here's another good YouTube video showing the CVT and common problems. Really good breakdown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... Abc#t=2250

Starts at 37:30, which that link should jump you to.

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by Manuman » Thu May 08, 2014 2:20 pm

MikePoland wrote:I found an interesting article ...
The links are not working anymore.
Does anybody have a copy of the above material?

Thanks!

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by emtmark » Mon May 19, 2014 2:16 pm

I'd also be interested

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by Gusgo » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:08 am

Manuman wrote:The links are not working anymore.
Does anybody have a copy of the above material? Thanks!
I need a copy too, if it can be possible...

thanks in advance.

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by adrock » Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:53 pm

Any updates on getting good links? Anyone? Thanks!!

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by Africa_FS_07 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:34 pm

i searched and searched everywhere, sadly i couldn't find Mike Poland's PDF Docs anywhere on my PCs. i tried to contact him too, but i lost the number, shame on me!

but on a positive not, all hope is not lost, you can still fix the CVT easily using these Docs:
CVT Disassemble.pdf
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CVT Assemble.pdf
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if you can't access the special tools in those docs, you can still open/couple the trans with the standard tools.....truth is, the work can be done successfully without the special tools.
i wonder who "Voodoo Bob of the Dead Poets Society" is hounding now.....:mrgreen:

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by jbundy321 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:58 am

Jack Watts wrote:Perusing the interwebs, I found this document here:...
JACK,

I was hoping to read, print/save this information from the above link.

Unfortunately, it has been removed.

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by Minnesota_Nice » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:54 am

Africa_FS_07 wrote:i searched and searched everywhere, sadly i couldn't find Mike Poland's PDF Docs anywhere on my PCs. i tried to contact him too, but i lost the number, shame on me!

but on a positive not, all hope is not lost, you can still fix the CVT easily using these Docs:
CVT Disassemble.pdf
CVT Assemble.pdf
if you can't access the special tools in those docs, you can still open/couple the trans with the standard tools.....truth is, the work can be done successfully without the special tools.
Thank you so much Africa! Now, I just need to find an honest mechanic to this on my FS 06. So far, the two Ford dealers I've called up would only flush/replace fluid/change pan/ and would not touch the High Pressure Filter. :cry:

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by chrisveva » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:36 pm

Helicopter sound in neutral and park. Gets much louder and will start grinding. Had mine replaced on a 2007 freestyle awd. Total repair with rebuild tranny, new input shaft, and labor was 2700.00. I know a guy a heritage ford in Vermont, he hooked me up big time. Doesn't seem like that deal goes to everyone. 50k miles later, still sounds awesome.

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