Is it toast? Jan 26, 2016 10:54:54 GMT -5
Post by gearheadeh on Jan 26, 2016 10:54:54 GMT -5
So I just picked up yet another Justy Last night. It has a few issue’s but Iam hoping to elicit some advice on diagnosing the ECVT trans.
This car had been sitting for months and was kind of frozen into a foot of snow, it moved right away and did not slip, however once I got onto a major road 2 blocks away I noticed the trans idiot light flash on for a second. It ran fine for about ten miles but I was just driving with traffic and I did get it up to 100 Km’s or 60 MPH. Once I was close enough to home that I felt at ease and that I would get there, I did a to the floor from a rolling start acceleration test. I got up to 80 Km when is seemed like it kicked into neutral and revved up to 5500 rpm. I let off of the gas and it hooked back up at around 3000 rpm, however the idiot light was on for a few seconds, I floored it again when the light went off and the same thing happened after a moment.
My question is: Is the steel belt that makes up the drive for the ECVT between the 2 pulleys slipping or is there a different issue? Is there much hope for this trans mission. It is hard to find an ECVT that is still working, they either fail when they are fairly new or they go for a few hundred thousand Kilometers, This one is no spring chicken .... the car has allot of miles under it’s belt.....So, do I change the belt and or worn pulley sheeves out or is it not worth rebuilding this trans?
Ugggh, now I'm guilty of not reading other posts before I post a question, I should have read this thread, sounds like it might just be oil getting on the brushes : subarujusty.proboards.com/thread/3095/ecvt-mystery-solved
If there is oil then I will want to fix the oil leak, can't stand the idea that I could get stranded by another ecvt like happened to me so many years ago when I had a few of them go south on me.