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Unread 07-04-2013, 09:22 AM   #1
Mike199674
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transmission trouble

Hi, new to forum. Been having trouble with cvt transmission, 61000 miles. It's jerking when I accelerate and is very annoying and frustrating... I've heard many solutions and I've heard it's normal so i don't know what to think... It's not overheating....low tranny fluid?? Computer module?? Any help would be appreciated!!

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Unread 07-04-2013, 10:52 AM   #2
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Theres been a software update out for a couple years, didn't help mine. And I think 60k is where the manual first suggests replacing cvt fluid. Other than that, sounds like normal cvt behavior to me.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 11:19 AM   #3
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How long have you owned it? Is this new behavior?
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Unread 07-04-2013, 01:20 PM   #4
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Jerking is not normal. My CVT is actually very smooth between gears and under acceleration. Have the fluid level checked for proper level( no dipstick - requires special tool )and to see if it is burned. The transmission is most likely due for service anyway with that mileage despite Chrysler saying the CVT fluid is 100K+ capable( BULL! ).

Make sure if you have a trans service done the correct fluid is used. ONLY use a CVTF+4 fluid( Nissan has one that is the same thing too ). The CVT uses a very special fluid so don't use regular MOPAR ATF+4 or other brands of regular trans fluid in it.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 03:08 PM   #5
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Ok thanks a lot!! I scheduled an appointment for tomorrow... Thanks for the advice
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