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How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

chrisveva
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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by chrisveva » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:40 pm

I bought 3 input shaft bearings from him, just incase. I only paid 34.00 bucks a piece for them. Apparently in VT, these are easily found from Ford Dealers on the cheap. Wish I would have known sooner, a tranny rebuilt wouldn't have been required.

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by rixtertrader » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:03 pm

The links provided at the beginning of this thread no longer work. Any idea as to where this info is available?
2005 Ford Freestyle Limited AWD 129k miles
2002 Honda Odyssey 178K miles
2017 Hyundai Elantra SE 700 miles

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amarine1
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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by amarine1 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:27 pm

Is there any specialist in Illinois that anyone knows and can recommend?

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by Chucksaw » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:30 am

I heard from my Ford dealer and other online threads that they're under orders from Ford to not open up or fix them. Replace only.

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by Jim likes catwalks » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:38 am

thats what my ford parts guy in Kamloops BC Canada said too. Sad cuz there not that hard to take apart but fairly labour intensive

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by xvert » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:26 am

Maybe these files will someday be needed by somebody. Once I just put it together in one folder. Click the "down arrow" to download.

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by Africa_FS_07 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:35 pm

xvert wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:26 am
Maybe these files will someday be needed by somebody. Once I just put it together in one folder. Click the "down arrow" to download.
fantastic job on these, xvert !

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 A.johnson » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:40 pm

Are you still around to help with 05 Freestyle AWD 3.0

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by K4uwc » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:26 pm

Thanks for restarting this topic. I've been reading everything I can but still have some questions. I'm guessing a lot of folks that posted a couple years ago have moved on.

I just got an '05 parts car AWD that came with a CVT so my goal is to see if I can make one good transmission out of 2 unknown units. I'll be posting pics of the teardown and hopefully the experts can chime in.

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by Mountain_Man » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:38 am

Hi, I'm looking for info about these tranny's as well. Friend has a freestyle, otherwise in good shape, but it's got the howl in N & D, it's the input bearing.
I'm a mechanic and help her out with vehicles since she's on her own. Anyway, fastest way to remove? I see people pulling it out the top, saying it's 20+ hrs? I'm just trying to line up a shop I can tie up for that long. Also, where's best source for the bearing/shaft?

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Re: How to Diagnose and Fix your CVT

Post by OlRiverMech » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:31 am

Let me join this thread. My Son was given a 2005. It sat in a driveway not ran for 5 years. Dry rotted tires. New fuel pump. New throttle body. Got it running like a top. Then the dreaded wrench light came on, P0701, limp mode. Changed filters and fluid(yes I used OEM fluid and parts). When it’s cold, runs and “shifts” fine. After warmup, goes into limp mode and dies. Slips. I suspect the Mechatronic unit is failing; but I’m already 1600 into a “free” car. I’m going to try to find scan tools that will see TCM data before going back in. Otherwise, it’s now my weekend “project” car.

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