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Old 12-09-2014, 11:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cvt internal filter change & cooler filter change.

A small job for the night, our insight was getting sluggish with the transmission and hesitating with engagement here and there. I've always been diligent with cvt fluid changes but with 60k on the clock, and how it was behaving, it was time for something more.

Parts - cvt filter, cvt cooler filter, cvt fluid, & cvt pan gasket.


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Belly pan removed for access to the cvt:


Small tip, elevate your drain pan to minimize splashing.

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Old 12-09-2014, 11:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cvt cooler filter:


And hoses disconnected:


New filter installed and cleaned up surrounding areas:


Cvt pan dropped:
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Cvt valvebody solenoids and filter:


Cvt pan with magnets removed:


Magnets cleaned up:


Pan cleaned up:
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Cvt with the filter removed:


Cvt with new filter installed (bolts were installed after the picture was taken). Make sure you have an o-ring on the top of the filter:


Cvt pan reinstalled with new pan gasket:


Filling with fluid. It took just shy of 4 quarts:


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Old 12-10-2014, 12:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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CVT filter you dropped the pan for surprisingly dirty or surprisingly not dirty or somewhere in between?

Nice job.
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it was dark, not sure if you can make it out in the pics or not, the new filter is yellow in the suction side, where the old one was grey. I'm going to crack open the old one and see what it looks like inside. When i tried to buy parts at the dealership (i wanted to do this before a trip and lost track of time - i usually buy everything online) the parts guy said they never change them. I was like I know, you want to replace transmissions, and I want to keep mine. Not surprised - they didn't have anything in stock either, so I ended up waiting and bought all the parts (both filters and pan gasket) for the cost of what they wanted the internal filter for. So far engagement seems more direct and sharp, but i have to wait until tomorrows trip to work to really find out. I really recommend changing it. The external cooler filter is great, but the one inside the cvt pan is where the heart is. That's the important one, especially if you are having engagement issues, hesitation, sloppy shifting etc. The cooler filter wont fix that. I've changed the cvt fluid at every recommend interval as well.

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thanks for the pics and walk through ... this should be a sticky, moderators
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Old 12-10-2014, 12:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Wow, there is a second filter.... I notice that in the service manual, however the dealer would not confirm it. As is they dont seem that happy I replace the inline cooler filter or change the cvt fluid as often as I do.

I dont have any "shifting" issues, but I do feel the cvt or clutch slip when cold and during medium acceleration for a second or 2. My assumption was it was a psi issue to the clutch pack, so this filter when changed should help that.

Now was this as messy as a traditional auto tranny fluid change? Last I changed the fluid in my Ford e250 my white t shirt ended up red.



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Old 12-10-2014, 12:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
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No it wasn't bad. When the pans down you have to keep a drip pan under it but that's it. The ford I'm assuming didn't have a drain bung in the pan so you have to drop it full, a little lean here or there and whamo fluid everywhere. The insight is empty when you drop it and its only 3 quarts.

The dealer can pound sand as far as I'm concerned. They gave me the same run around b.s. Swap your filter let me know how it works for you.
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Did you get your parts from your local dealer or online?



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