How Do I Know If My CVT Transmission Is Going Bad?

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CVT transmissions are more common in cars today than ever before. A continuous variable transmission, often referred to as a CVT, is something many see as an advantage in modern vehicles. A CVT transmission works without going through true shifts in gears. This allows the transmission to constantly use the energy needed to move a vehicle, without the need to achieve various steps in the process. Two major positives for a CVT transmission are its reliability and its longevity. Of course, no car part lasts forever. Here's how to know if your CVT transmission is going bad.

SIGNS OF A BAD CVT TRANSMISSION

There are some telltale signs that things are going bad with your CVT transmission. The good news is a lot of these can help you spot the issue before things get worse. Here are the most common things to watch for in the failure of a CVT transmission.

For starters, any sort of pink liquid leakage is going to be a red flag. This is indicating that the liquid needed to help run your CVT transmission isn't making it to the parts that need lubrication and cooling. From here, it's best to take your car into an expert. Likewise, it's important to watch for signs of delayed driving. This occurs when you move into reverse or drive, and feel a slight hesitation before being able to move. Lastly, a related but less specific error in a CVT transmission going bad is increased vibration. A vehicle that vibrates at high speeds is likely having transmission errors, especially when paired with other warning signs. That being said, vibration can be a number of things. It's best to get any suspicious symptoms of irregular driving looked at.

DOES A BURNING SMELL MEAN CVT TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS?

Many CVT transmissions that go bad are accompanied by a burning smell. That being said, like car vibrations, you can't pinpoint burning smells solely to transmission issues. For this reason, it's advised to watch out for burning accompanied by the above symptoms, and get your car looked at immediately.

HOW TO FIX A CVT TRANSMISSION

You might not need to get your entire CVT transmission replaced. Instead, a repair might be needed to get your car back in working order. Let Masters Touch Automotive help take the stress and anxiety out of a failing CVT transmission or problematic drive for you. Our expert team is trained in all aspects of CVT transmission repair, and we can assist you in learning more about what's happening and get you back on the road. Call today, or stop by to find a time for us to look at your vehicle!

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