WHAT MAKES THE CVT TRANSMISSION TO JERK? AND SLIP?

Asked by Apr 18, 2017 at 11:25 PM about the 2013 Nissan Sentra S

Question type: General

as  i  take  off  from  stop  sign  my  car  would  jerk  and  leter  as  i  get  on  
the  highway  and  go  over  60  mph  my  rpm  hand  would  go  up  and  
down  1000  rpms  higher  and  lower  as  i  go  uphill  slightly  and  as  i  go  
slightly  downhill  i  would  feel  a  intermittant  vibration  then  as  i  step  on  
the  gas  pedal  the  rpm  hand  goes  back  down  to  3   when  i  drive  70  
mph    is  this  normal?  on  a  cvt  transmission?

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76,865

It is a Nissan CVT which may be the worst transmission ever made. You should complain to the dealer ans ask for a new transmission even if your warranty has expired. Nissan knows these transmissions are a disaster. If that does not work complain directly to Nissan of America.

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plus i can hear the gear grinding sounds around 40 mph when i turn the overdrive button off it feels like your not going out of the 1st gear

100,465

It's actually not a chain but a metal belt, and once it starts making noise unless it is torn down and fixed immediately the other friction surfaces are badly damaged , plus the fine metal particulates get into everything, so the bottom line is you need a new tranny, do what F_O_R stated you might get lucky.

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100,465

I mean it's obvious that part is going to fail, metal just can't stand that kind of flexing even if it is soaked in oil, they should leave CVT's to the scooters where they came from.

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76,865

Yup! Rubber belts that can be changed in a couple of minutes. I had an old Gator with a CVT and it worked fairly well but service was just a matter of a new belt.

is that normal to hear the cvt at night with the radio off? it sounds like 2 marbles in a plastic cup being shaked hard

76,865

I doubt that is a normal sound.

mainly as my car was on cruize control at 65 mph tonight i felt my car pulling and not this cvt transmission is very annoying

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