What Are Some Common CVT Transmission Problems?

July 21, 2021 | By Mister Transmission

What are Some Common CVT Transmission Problems?

CVT transmission problems aren’t all that different from other automatic transmission problems. But if you’re new to CVTs, this article will go over what they are, and what are some of the common problems they encounter.

Why Do Some Transmissions Have Different Problems Than Others?

Transmissions are incredibly complex and incredibly intricate machines. The transmission is a component of your vehicle, but it itself is a collection of many different components that all must work together to transfer power from your engine to your axles. Some types of transmissions have weaker or stronger components than others. And sometimes certain types of transmissions interact differently with other components of thedrivetrain. And of course, people tend to use different transmissions differently while they drive. Though that is more of an issue between manual and automatic transmissions.

What Are CVT Transmissions?

The difference between a CVT transmission and an automatic transmission is not as stark as between an automatic transmission and a manual transmission. This is because a CVT is actually a type of automatic transmission. CVT stands for “continuously variable transmission”, so yes, “CVT transmission” is technically redundant, but many people still use this phrase (similar to “atm machine”).

Like all other automatic transmissions, a CVT automatically changes the gear ratio as your automobile moves, so the driver does not have to shift gears manually. Automatic transmissions allow the engine to offer a range of speed and torque outputs while retaining a relatively high rotational speed. And CVT transmissions do the same. However, most automatic transmissions provide a limited number of gear ratios, but CVTs can shift faultlessly through an unlimited range of ratios. CVTs can operate at a constant RPM even while your automobile moves at different speeds, effectively making CVTs run more smoothly than other automatic transmissions.

What Are Some CVT Transmission Problems?

Because CVTs offer, overall, a general improvement on the traditional automatic transmission, they don’t tend to throw up a lot of problems. Most problems are not unique to CVTs, CVTs are susceptible to a range of problems caused by a lack of transmission fluid. Perhaps the biggest problem with CVTs is unfamiliar drivers thinking there is a problem. CVTs sound different from other transmissions, so you might hear a disconcerting whirring or clunking noise. But these sounds are completely normal for most CVTs.

Mister Transmission

Mister Transmission can identify any potential problem you have with your CVT as well as repair your CVT, or just provide routine maintenance and service. To learn more about CVT transmissions, please contact us. We also have a comprehensive COVID-19 policy to keep everybody safe.

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