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What is the maintenance interval for the CVT?? Fluid type?? Just curious.

By this fall should have a R/T, need to pay a few more big bill before buying a new car.
 

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Sil and the other owners should have your back here. :)
 

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Service intervals are the same as any Dodge car. Oil is every 3,000 and it recommends 5W-30. 10W-30 is all right for higher temperatures.
 

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I think he's asking about the CVT fluid..I think...:D
 

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ATF +4 as far as I know. I'll double check later tonight. 30,000 change fluid and filter.
 

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CVT Fluid cannot be changed for it's in a sealed unit. If they require to replace it, they litterally exchange the complete sealed unit and off you go.

So not sure if somewhere down the road you'll have to fork out some surprise coin to have that replaced.

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CVT Fluid cannot be changed for it's in a sealed unit. If they require to replace it, they litterally exchange the complete sealed unit and off you go.

So not sure if somewhere down the road you'll have to fork out some surprise coin to have that replaced.

Cheers!

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Then why is there a dipstick tube and a removable oilpan?
 

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and...how would they get the fluid in intially???
 

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AHHHHAHAHHAHAHAH.......:D:D:eek:
 

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Where are you seeing a dipstick tube for the CVT? I double checked mine and didn't see one, and the dealer mentioned its something that has to be brought in for service to check, change.

According to the owners manual setion under Automatic Transaxle

Fluid Level Check
The fluid level in the automatic transaxle should be checked only by a trained technician.

Fluid and Filter Changes
Refer to the "Maintenance Schedule" located (in) Section 8 of this manual for the correct change interval for your type of driving.
Fluid is listed as Mopar CVTF + 4


There's a caution box that reads "Do not check the automatic transaxle fluid. It must be checked by a trained service technician every 15,000 miles and if required only the recommended fluid be added."

Schedule B lists Change CVT fluid and filter every 60,000 miles. Schedule A does not list a frequency so I guess it would probably be the same.
 

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Where are you seeing a dipstick tube for the CVT? I double checked mine and didn't see one, and the dealer mentioned its something that has to be brought in for service to check, change.

According to the owners manual setion under Automatic Transaxle

Fluid Level Check
The fluid level in the automatic transaxle should be checked only by a trained technician.

Fluid and Filter Changes
Refer to the "Maintenance Schedule" located (in) Section 8 of this manual for the correct change interval for your type of driving.

Fluid is listed as Mopar CVTF + 4


There's a caution box that reads "Do not check the automatic transaxle fluid. It must be checked by a trained service technician every 15,000 miles and if required only the recommended fluid be added."

Schedule B lists Change CVT fluid and filter every 60,000 miles. Schedule A does not list a frequency so I guess it would probably be the same.
Hmmm... Only be checked by a trained service technician, there has to be a way to check it on your own. Fluid should not disappear unless there is a leak or if it is burining off then the tranny is screwed.

Anyone yet order the Service Manual from DCX yet?? Not Chiltons or any other aftermarket POS manual.
 

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When this thing goes out of warranty it's gonna be realllllllllly expensive to fix the transmission, trust me. Has anyone seen a Subaru Justy on the road recently? NOBODY could afford to fix it!!! The Honda CVT's are reallllllllly expensive to fix right now! Even used ones are expensive. Nisan Muranos are next on the hit list (this trans is based on it if you didn't know that!)

Many new cars and trucks do not have dipsticks but instead use a method of filling through the pan or a plug on the side of the transmission. You usually need some type of device to pump the fluid into the unit, and some like the Explorer require a "tool" to insert in the drain plug in the pan to get the right level!!!!!

Please, don't get me wrong I have an R/T (on lease of course!) and I hope parts are cheaper and they last longer. Maybe I will actually buy one outright one day. But until then..... 2 year lease 30,000 in two years, then bye-bye new Caliber (hopefully SRT)!!!:) :D
 

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draed said:
Where are you seeing a dipstick tube for the CVT? I double checked mine and didn't see one, and the dealer mentioned its something that has to be brought in for service to check, change.

According to the owners manual setion under Automatic Transaxle

Fluid Level Check
The fluid level in the automatic transaxle should be checked only by a trained technician.

Fluid and Filter Changes
Refer to the "Maintenance Schedule" located (in) Section 8 of this manual for the correct change interval for your type of driving.
Fluid is listed as Mopar CVTF + 4


There's a caution box that reads "Do not check the automatic transaxle fluid. It must be checked by a trained service technician every 15,000 miles and if required only the recommended fluid be added."

Schedule B lists Change CVT fluid and filter every 60,000 miles. Schedule A does not list a frequency so I guess it would probably be the same.
If you take off the cover over the battery you will see the dipstick tube. But there is no dipstick. I fabricated one of my own.
 
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