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Old 01-23-2019, 09:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I finially got my insight towed back from Texas by a company. I was doing a trip from east coast to Northern California. I pulled over in Texas because I notice on the freeway of slipping and grabbing. At the time when I pulled over it would still drive but very slow with a very noticeable slip and grab. I just had the tranny fluid changed at Honda before I left on the trip. To me it looked a little bit low so I added some fluid from Autozone (only place I could get fluid at that time). That didn't help the situation any. It doesn't make any kind of noises other than slips and grabs. So I parked it in Tx and flew back home. Yesterday the driver calls and he mentioned he didn't notice a problem when he drove it onto his car hauler twice. The car hauler was too long to get into my area so I met him about 1/2 mile or so away. When I drove the car away, I was up to 22 mph and very slight noticeable slip and grab. Very little. By the time I was 3/4 of the way home it started doing it much more noticeable at 15mph and by the time I was home it was back to the way it use to be when I parked it in Texas. I had another post and the final thought was that it sounded like a stripped flywheel.

I'd like to dig into it within the next couple days to start fixing it but my question is, would it still possibly be the flywheel if it was doing it less when it was dead cold? I would think it would do it the same cold or hot equally if it was a stripped flywheel. Thanks for any help.
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I get that just wouldn't think it would expand enough to make that big of a difference. Anyone know if it would make noise a noise as it went around slipping and grabbing since it's metal to metal? Mine doesn't make any extra noise that I can hear. Guess the it's all coming out anyways. Just trying to double check that flywheel is my best option of looking at first. Sounds like I should replace that oring that causes the grease to leak out while I'm in there. Anyone recommend a better type of oring?
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Flywheel splines are either stripped or they are not, can't imagine anything in between. Kind of like a u-joint in a driveshaft. Either it's broken and you don't move or its not broken and you do move.
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I've been wondering what happened with this one. The actual problem doesn't really matter at this point. The tranny has to come out regardless. This shouldn't be too hard. Once it's out you can check the flywheel and go from there.

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Yeah Sam, you are right. I'll start digging into it in the next few days. I'll let you know what I find with the flywheel. Thanks
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Drain the tranny fluid. See if you get metal shavings or chunks.

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I drained the fluid today and was clean with no metal. Started digging into it and might get the cvt out tomorrow or the next day.
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That's a good sign!

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CVT is out and looks to me the splines on the flywheels are screwed up. Looks like there's lots of spines left so surprised it's slipping so much. Anyone that has seen this...does it like it normally does. Any from your guy's expertise am I better off tossing a flywheel in and going or is there certain maintenance I should do now while the tranny is out? If the picture doesn't work in this response, I'll have to figure out how to post it.
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