Here's another plug for Clark's Autos and Trucks in Eagle Rock, CA. My CVT start making noise at ~180K and at 189K sounded like it was going to fall out of the car! Clark had a CVT they rebuilt on hand and installed it in one day. Mine was rebuildable which they will do to have ready for the next guy. Total cost: $900.Hi guys. congrats on the rebuilds you've done; that's way beyond my meager skill set. One option just for people's information is that there is a guy in LA (Clarks Autos and Trucks) who had a bunch of bearings made for the CVT from an outfit in Japan. He just rebuilt mine (bearings were bad but it needed other work too). I drove it close to 400 miles last night for the first time on the rebuilt CVT (had to get back to NorCal from LA), and the transmission sounds great. He seems to specialize in fixing and selling used Gen 1 insights; one of the few guys who work for him thought they sold maybe 100 a year. Hopefully I'll be able to get a few hundred thousand miles on this rebuilt CVT; time will tell. I had never met him before yesterday, but had my car shipped to him. He charged me $1300, which seemed like a good option given my limited skills and my uncertainty over putting in a junkyard one with unknown wear.
In my opinion, no. It's a really hefty belt that doesn't see much actual wear.I haven't read through all 13 pages here, but I didn't see any mention of replacing the metal drive belt that costs $600. Would that be a normal part to replace during the overhaul?
I just changed out the transmission in my 2002 Insight and now it has a P1885 code. I followed all the directions in the Honda shop manual by checking the wiring, verifying voltages then changed the sensor with another good one plus replaced the TCM with no luck. Are there any other things someone would suggest as my gut is telling this is electrical and not a "bad" transmission. As I search the web ... everyone says just follow the testing procedures but never see the final results. Thanks for your suggestions.Self reply, in case anyone is interested:
My CVT is actually still alive. A faulty electrical connection at the input drive pulley (P1885 code) was incorrectly diagnosed by myself and a shop as a failed transmission. A few codes were thrown (causing the confusion) , but the P1885 was the only persistent code. Symptoms were a flashing "D" light on the dash, and minimal coupling of power from engine to the wheels when in drive. Car now drives fine, throws no codes.
My main issue now is that my girlfriend already bought a new car, so I have an extra insight in my driveway
I am working on rebuilding a CVT Transmission on a 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid. Can you please point me in the right direction so I can buy a start clutch installation tool? Also any advice on rebuilding this transmission would be greatly appreciated, like where to get good parts at good prices and if I can buy the start clutch as a whole or do I have to rebuild it myself? How about the bearing? Is it easy to remove and replace? Thank you very much and advance.well crud finnaly got what I thought was every thing to finish GASMIZR's transmission , bought special tool to install start clutch and fabricated plate for clutch packs. Had sleeve machined for driven pulley bearing and wouldnt you know it went to chnage the 6207 bearing on drive pulley and dahhmmmed if Honda didnt pull same trick as bearing on driven pulley, special inner race size!!!!!!! Standard 6207 bearing has a 35mm inner diameter and Honda's "6207" has an inner race of 33mm sooooo back to machinst I go to get another sleeve machined, good thing my machinist is not charging me for making sleeves.My CVT was making noise and both bearings had a roughness to them reason for changing ALL bearings in transmission, total cost for parts is approximately $340.00, which includes bearings, all seals ,O rings and clutch frictions and steels.
On another note I am actively looking for rebuildable CVT cores to rebuild/repair and offer for exchange if anyone is interested.