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Old 04-01-2019, 01:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2002 insight CVT is surging and rpms are going up/down like a TCC disengaging?

2002 insight CVT is surging and RPMs are going up/down like a TCC engaging & disengaging?

Happens at cruise at say 60 mph when my RPMs would normally be at 2400 RPMs but now it hovers around 3000 to 3500, then occasionally drops back to normal 2400 RPMs...

I notice the Instant MPG goes way down from 57 mpg to like 47 mpg when the Rs spike over 3000 RPMs.

Also when I decelerate = lift off the gas pedal, it downshifts to like a lower gear, and the RPMs rise and slows the car down a tad?!?!?

As a result my Full tank MPG went from a normal 570 miles per tank to like 400 per tank..

NOTE: I have already did a Trans fluid service with "Honda CVT trans fluid" around 2000 miles ago and all was fine then, Also I was told there is NO filter is that true? so Im perplexed to say the least

I read somewhere in the forums about a factory reset when disconnecting the battery and driving it up to 37 mph the lift off the gas for 5 seconds also... that didn't work heave sigh..

Any answers to this frustrating problem?

Thank you in advance

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Check fluid level ASAP could be failing from low fluid


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I had a similar problem. It was fixed by cleaning the EGR plate.
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Yes I did a service not long ago 2000 miles age and its full so im worried here...

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I had a similar problem. It was fixed by cleaning the EGR plate.
Did that when i first got the car and it was clean as a whistle
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Yes I did a service not long ago and its full so im worried here...
How long ago was the fluid changed, and what color is it? Did they use Honda CVT fluid?

EDIT: I just saw your post about this. Yes, there are two filters.

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Apparently you don't accept PM's, so Please include your location in your profile, as ALL G1 Insighters have done. Thank you.
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No i haven't fully setup my profile with info yet but I'm from Modesto Ca.
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How long ago was the fluid changed, and what color is it? Did they use Honda CVT fluid?

EDIT: I just saw your post about this. Yes, there are two filters.

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Yes it's Honda CVT trans fluid I had to buy and did it maybe 2000 miles ago. the fluid seems clear and we just drained and filled the trans.
Where are these 2 filters located???



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Where are these 2 filters located???

I made a few videos of them.

https://www.insightcentral.net/forum...s/24023?page=2
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