CVT Symptom Troubleshooting

These symptoms DO NOT trigger diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) or cause the D indicator to blink. If the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) was reported ON or the D indicator has been blinking, check for DTCs. If the vehicle has one of the symptoms in the following chart, check the probable cause(s) for it, in the sequence listed, until you find the problem.

Symptom Probable cause(s) Notes 
When you turn the ignition switch ON (II), the D indicator comes on and stays on or never comes on at all A problem in the D indicator circuit Check the D indicator circuit. 
A/T gear position indicator does not indicate shift lever positions - Indicator Circuit: Without 7-speed Mode A problem in the A/T gear position indicator circuit Check the A/T gear position indicator circuit for 6-position CVT - A/T gear position indicator input test. 
A/T gear position indicator does not indicate shift lever positions - Indicator Circuit: With 7-speed Mode A problem in the A/T gear position indicator circuit Check the A/T gear position indicator circuit for 6-position CVT+7Speed Mode. 
Shift indicator does not indicate number of the speed stage in 7-speed automatic mode or 7-speed manual shifting mode A Problem in the shift indicator circuit Check the shift indicator circuit - A/T gear position indicator circuit for 6-position CVT+7Speed Mode. 
M indicator does not come on in 7-speed manual shifting mode A Problem in the shift indicator circuit Check the shift indicator circuit - A/T gear position indicator circuit for 6-position CVT+7Speed Mode. 
When you turn the 7Speed Mode main switch ON in D or S position, but the transmission does not shift into 7-speed automatic mode A problem in 7Speed Mode main switch circuit Check 7Speed Mode main switch circuit for 6-position CVT+7Speed Mode. 
When you push the steering shift switches (+ or -) in 7-speed automatic mode, but the transmission does not shift into 7-speed manual shifting mode A problem in the steering shift switch circuit  

Symptom Probable cause(s) Notes 
Transmission shifts into 7-speed automatic mode when the shift lever shift into the D or S position, 7Speed Mode main switch OFF A problem in 7Speed Mode main switch circuit Check 7Speed Mode main switch circuit for 6-position CVT+7Speed Mode. 
When you turn the 7Speed Mode main switch ON in D or S position, the transmission shifts into 7-speed manual shifting mode, but not in 7-speed automatic mode A problem in the steering shift switch circuit  
Shift lever cannot be moved from P position while you're pushing on the brake pedal A problem in the shift lock system (interlock system) Check the interlock system - shift lock system circuit. 
Ignition key cannot be moved from ACC (I) position to LOCK (0) position (Key is pushed in, shift lever in P position) A problem in the key interlock system (interlock system) Check the interlock system - key interlock system circuit. 

Symptom Probable cause(s) Notes 
Engine runs, but vehicle does not move in any position 1.

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Intermediate housing assembly worn or damaged
Pulley pressure feed pipe damaged or out of round
Start clutch defective
Start clutch feed pipe damaged or out of round
Input shaft worn or damaged
Secondary drive gear or secondary driven gear worn or damaged
Final drive or driven gear worn or damaged
Sun gear worn or damaged
Detent lever assembly worn or damaged
Control lever worn or damaged
Park pawl and pawl shaft worn or damaged
ATF pump worn, binding, or foreign material in ATF pump
Low ATF level
Control valve body assembly defective
Manual valve body defective
ATF joint lines worn or damaged
PCM defective
Transmission range switch defective
Flywheel drive plate worn or damaged
Flywheel assembly defective
Engine output low 
  • Check the drive and driven pulley pressure, and lubrication pressure. Measurement of the pressure is low or no pressure, check the ATF pump.
  • Check ATF level and check ATF cooler lines for leakage and loose connections. If necessary, flush ATF cooler lines.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose solenoid connectors and transmission range switch connector.
 

Symptom Probable cause(s) Notes 
Vehicle does not move in D, S, and L positions 1.
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Forward clutch defective
Reverse brake piston stuck, worn, or damaged
Sun gear worn or damaged
Shift cable broken or out of adjustment
Manual valve lever and pin worn
Manual valve body defective
PCM defective
Transmission range switch defective
Engine output low 
  • Check the forward clutch pressure.
  • Inspect the clutch piston, clutch piston check valve, and O-rings. Check the spring retainer for wear and damage. Inspect the clutch end-plate-to-top-disc clearance. If the clearance is out of tolerance, inspect the clutch discs and plates for wear and damage. If the discs and plates are worn or damaged, replace them as a set. If they are OK, adjust the clearance with the clutch end plate.
  • Check for a loose shift cable on the shift lever and the transmission control shaft.
  • Check the D indicator indication, and check for loose transmission range switch connector.
 
Vehicle does not move in R position 1.
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Forward clutch defective
Reverse brake defective
Reverse brake piston stuck, worn, or damaged
Planetary carrier assembly worn or damaged
Sun gear worn or damaged
Ring gear worn or damaged
Input shaft needle bearing worn or damaged
Thrust needle bearing on planetary carrier seized up, worn or damaged
Thrust washer on planetary carrier seized up, worn or damaged
Shift cable broken or out of adjustment
Manual valve lever and pin worn
Valve body assembly defective
Control valve body assembly defective
Manual valve body defective
ATF joint lines worn or damaged
Inhibitor solenoid valve defective
Transmission range switch defective 
  • Check the forward clutch pressure.
  • Inspect the clutch piston, clutch piston check valve, and O-rings. Check the spring retainer for wear and damage. Inspect the clutch end-plate-to-top-disc clearance. If the clearance is out of tolerance, inspect the clutch discs and plates for wear and damage. If the discs and plates are worn or damaged, replace them as a set. If they are OK, adjust the clearance with the clutch end plate.
  • Check for a loose shift cable on the shift lever and the transmission control shaft.
  • Check the reverse brake pressure.
  • Inspect the brake piston and O-rings. Check the spring retainer for wear and damage. Inspect the brake end-plate-to-top-disc clearance. If the clearance is out of tolerance, inspect the brake discs and plates for wear and damage. If the discs and plates are worn or damaged, replace them as a set. If they are OK, adjust the clearance with the brake end plate.
  • Check the needle bearing and thrust washers on the planetary carrier for wear and damage. If the needle bearing or thrust washer is worn or damaged, replace the bearing or washer, and adjust the clearance with the thrust shim.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose solenoid connectors and transmission range switch connector.
 

Symptom Probable cause(s) Notes 
Engine stops when shifted to D from N position 1.

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Intermediate housing assembly worn or damaged
Reverse brake defective
Reverse brake piston stuck, worn or damaged
Start clutch defective
Start clutch end plate clearance incorrect
ATF strainer or ATF filter clogged
Control valve body assembly defective
Manual valve body defective
PCM defective
Start clutch control system memory in PCM defective
Engine output low 
  • Check the reverse brake pressure.
  • Inspect the clutch piston, clutch piston check valve, and O-rings. Check the spring retainer for wear and damage. Inspect the clutch end-plate-to-top-disc clearance. If the clearance is out of tolerance, inspect the clutch discs and plates for wear and damage. If the discs and plates are worn or damaged, replace them as a set. If they are OK, adjust the clearance with the clutch end plate.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose solenoid connectors and transmission range switch connector.
  • Calibrate start clutch control system.
 
Engine stops when shifted to R from N position 1.

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Intermediate housing assembly worn or damaged
Forward clutch defective
Start clutch defective
Start clutch end plate clearance incorrect
Planetary carrier worn or damaged
Thrust needle bearing on planetary carrier seized up, worn or damaged
Thrust washer on planetary carrier seized up, worn or damaged
Valve body assembly defective
Control valve body assembly defective
Manual valve body defective
PCM defective
Start clutch control system memory in PCM defective
Engine output low 
  • Check the forward clutch pressure.
  • Check the needle bearing and thrust washers on the planetary carrier for wear and damage. If the needle bearing or thrust washer is worn or damaged, replace the bearing or washer, and adjust the clearance with the thrust shim.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose solenoid connectors and transmission range switch connector.
  • Calibrate start clutch control system.
 

Symptom Probable cause(s) Notes 
No shift to higher ratio or lower ratio 1.

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Intermediate housing assembly worn or damaged
Pulley pressure feed pipe damaged or out of round
ATF pump worn, binding, or foreign material in ATF pump
Low ATF level
ATF strainer or ATF filter clogged
Valve body assembly defective
Control valve body assembly defective
Drive and driven pulley speed sensors defective
CVT speed sensor defective
PCM defective 
  • Check the drive and driven pulley pressure, and lubrication pressure. Measurement of the pressure is low or no pressure, check the ATF pump.
  • Check ATF level and check ATF cooler lines for leakage and loose connections. If necessary, flush ATF cooler lines.
  • If the strainer is clogged, find the damaged components that caused debris.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose solenoid connectors.
 
Poor acceleration 1.

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Intermediate housing assembly worn or damaged
Pulley pressure feed pipe damaged or out of round
ATF strainer or ATF filter clogged
Valve body assembly defective
Control valve body assembly defective
AFT joint lines worn or damaged
Inhibitor solenoid valve defective
Drive and driven pulley speed sensors defective
CVT speed sensor defective
PCM defective
Engine output low 
  • Check the drive and driven pulley pressure, and lubrication pressure. Measurement of the pressure is low or no pressure, check the ATF pump.
  • Check ATF level and check ATF cooler lines for leakage and loose connections. If necessary, flush ATF cooler lines.
  • If the strainer is clogged, find the damaged components that caused debris.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose solenoid connectors.
 

Symptom Probable cause(s) Notes 
Flares while driving 1.

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Intermediate housing assembly worn or damaged
Pulley pressure feed pipe damaged or out of round
Forward clutch defective
Reverse brake defective
Reverse brake piston stuck, worn or damaged
Start clutch defective
Start clutch end plate clearance incorrect
Start clutch feed pipe damaged or out of round
ATF deteriorated
Valve body assembly defective
Control valve body assembly defective
Manual valve body defective
ATF joint lines worn or damaged
Inhibitor solenoid valve defective
Drive and driven pulley speed sensors defective
CVT speed sensor defective
PCM defective
Start clutch control system memory in PCM defective 
  • Check the drive and driven pulley pressure, and lubrication pressure. Measurement of the pressure is low or no pressure, check the ATF pump.
  • Check the forward clutch pressure.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose solenoid harness connectors.
  • Inspect the clutch piston, clutch piston check valve, and O-rings. Check the spring retainer for wear and damage. Inspect the clutch end-plate-to-top-disc clearance. If the clearance is out of tolerance, inspect the clutch discs and plates for wear and damage. If the discs and plates are worn or damaged, replace them as a set. If they are OK, adjust the clearance with the clutch end plate.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose solenoid connectors.
  • Calibrate start clutch control system.
 

Symptom Probable cause(s) Notes 
Excessive shock when accelerating and decelerating 1.

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Intermediate housing assembly worn or damaged
Pulley pressure feed pipe damaged or out of round
Forward clutch defective
Reverse brake defective
Reverse brake piston stuck, worn or damaged
Start clutch defective
Start clutch end plate clearance incorrect
Start clutch feed pipe damaged or out of round
Low ATF level
ATF deteriorated
Valve body assembly defective
Control valve body assembly defective
Manual valve body defective
ATF joint lines worn or damaged
PCM defective
Start clutch control system memory in PCM defective
Flywheel assembly defective 
  • Check the drive and driven pulley pressure, and lubrication pressure. Measurement of the pressure is low or no pressure, check the ATF pump.
  • Check the forward clutch pressure.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose solenoid connectors.
  • Inspect the clutch piston, clutch piston check valve, and O-rings. Check the spring retainer for wear and damage. Inspect the clutch end-plate-to-top-disc clearance. If the clearance is out of tolerance, inspect the clutch discs and plates for wear and damage. If the discs and plates are worn or damaged, replace them as a set. If they are OK, adjust the clearance with the clutch end plate.
  • Check ATF level and check ATF cooler lines for leakage and loose connections. If necessary, flush ATF cooler lines.
  • Calibrate start clutch control system.
 
No engine braking 1.

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Intermediate housing assembly worn or damaged
Pulley pressure feed pipe damaged or out of round
Start clutch defective
Start clutch feed pipe damaged or out of round
Valve body assembly defective
Control valve body assembly defective
Manual valve body defective
ATF joint lines worn or damaged
Inhibitor solenoid valve defective
Drive and driven pulley speed sensors defective
CVT speed sensor defective
PCM defective
Start clutch control system memory in PCM defective 
  • Check the drive and driven pulley pressure, and lubrication pressure. Measurement of the pressure is low or no pressure, check the ATF pump.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose solenoid connectors.
  • Calibrate start clutch control system.
 

Symptom Probable cause(s) Notes 
Vehicle does not creep on a flat road in D, S, and L positions 1.

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Intermediate housing assembly worn or damaged
Pulley pressure feed pipe damaged or out of round
Start clutch defective
Start clutch end plate clearance incorrect
Start clutch feed pipe damaged or out of round
Low ATF level
ATF deteriorated
Valve body assembly defective
Control valve body assembly defective
Manual valve body defective
ATF joint lines worn or damaged
Drive and driven pulley speed sensors defective
CVT speed sensor defective
PCM defective
Start clutch control system memory in PCM defective
Engine output low 
  • Check the drive and driven pulley pressure, and lubrication pressure. Measurement of the pressure is low or no pressure, check the ATF pump.
  • Check ATF level and check ATF cooler lines for leakage and loose connectors. If necessary, flush ATF cooler lines.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose solenoid connectors.
  • Calibrate start clutch control system.
 
Vehicle moves in N position; shift cable adjustment is proper 1.

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Intermediate housing assembly worn or damaged
Forward clutch defective
Reverse brake defective
Reverse brake piston stuck, worn or damaged
Input shaft worn or damaged
Input shaft needle bearing seized up, worn or damaged
Manual valve lever and pin worn
Manual valve body defective 
  • Check the forward clutch pressure.
  • Inspect the clutch piston, clutch piston check valve, and O-rings. Check the spring retainer for wear and damage. Inspect the clutch end-plate-to-top-disc clearance. If the clearance is out of tolerance, inspect the clutch discs and plates for wear and damage. If the discs and plates are worn or damaged, replace them as a set. If they are OK, adjust the clearance with the clutch end plate.
 

Symptom Probable cause(s) Notes 
Late shift to D from N position, and return to N 1.

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Pulley pressure feed pipe damaged or out of round
Forward clutch defective
Start clutch defective
Start clutch end plate clearance incorrect
Start clutch feed pipe damaged or out of round
Shift cable broken or out of adjustment
Manual valve lever and pin worn
Low ATF level
ATF strainer or ATF filter clogged
ATF deteriorated
Valve body assembly defective
Control valve body assembly defective
Manual valve body defective
ATF joint lines worn or damaged
PCM defective
Transmission range switch defective
Start clutch control system memory in PCM defective 
  • Check the drive and driven pulley pressure, and lubrication pressure. Measurement of the pressure is low or no pressure, check the ATF pump.
  • Check the forward clutch pressure.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose solenoid connectors.
  • Inspect the clutch piston, clutch piston check valve, and O-rings. Check the spring retainer for wear and damage. Inspect the clutch end-plate-to-top-disc clearance. If the clearance is out of tolerance, inspect the clutch discs and plates for wear and damage. If the discs and plates are worn or damaged, replace them as a set. If they are OK, adjust the clearance with the clutch end plate.
  • Check ATF level and check ATF cooler lines for leakage and loose connections. If necessary, flush ATF cooler lines.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose transmission range switch connector.
  • Calibrate start clutch control system.
 

Symptom Probable cause(s) Notes 
Late shift to R from N position, and return to N 1.

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Pulley pressure feed pipe damaged or out of round
Reverse brake defective
Reverse brake piston stuck, worn or damaged
Reverse brake return springs/retainer worn or damaged
Start clutch defective
Start clutch end plate clearance incorrect
Start clutch feed pipe damaged or out of round
Shift cable broken or out of adjustment
Manual valve lever and pin worn
Low ATF level
ATF strainer or ATF filter clogged
ATF deteriorated
Valve body assembly defective
Control valve body assembly defective
Manual valve body defective
ATF joint lines worn or damaged
Inhibitor solenoid valve defective
PCM defective
Transmission range switch defective
Start clutch control system memory in PCM defective 
  • Check the drive and driven pulley pressure, and lubrication pressure. Measurement of the pressure is low or no pressure, check the ATF pump.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose solenoid connectors.
  • Inspect the clutch piston, clutch piston check valve, and O-rings. Check the spring retainer for wear and damage. Inspect the clutch end-plate-to-top-disc clearance. If the clearance is out of tolerance, inspect the clutch discs and plates for wear and damage. If the discs and plates are worn or damaged, replace them as a set. If they are OK, adjust the clearance with the clutch end plate.
  • Check for a loose shift cable on the shift lever and the transmission control shaft.
  • Check ATF level and check ATF cooler lines for leakage and loose connections. If necessary, flush ATF cooler lines.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose transmission range switch connector.
  • Calibrate start clutch control system.
 

Symptom Probable cause(s) Notes 
Unstable engine speed 1.

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Intermediate housing assembly worn or damaged
Pulley pressure feed pipe damaged or out of round
Forward clutch defective
Reverse brake defective
Reverse brake piston stuck, worn or damaged
Start clutch defective
Start clutch end plate clearance incorrect
Start clutch feed pipe damaged or out of round
ATF pump worn, binding, or foreign material in ATF pump
Low ATF level
ATF strainer or ATF filter clogged
ATF deteriorated
Valve body assembly defective
Control valve body assembly defective
Manual valve body defective
ATF joint lines worn or damaged
Inhibitor solenoid valve defective
Drive and driven pulley speed sensors defective
CVT speed sensor defective
PCM defective
Start clutch control system memory in PCM defective
Engine output low 
  • Check the drive and driven pulley pressure, and lubrication pressure. Measurement of the pressure is low or no pressure, check the ATF pump.
  • Check the forward clutch pressure.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose solenoid connectors.
  • Inspect the clutch piston, clutch piston check valve, and O-rings. Check the spring retainer for wear and damage. Inspect the clutch end-plate-to-top-disc clearance. If the clearance is out of tolerance, inspect the clutch discs and plates for wear and damage. If the discs and plates are worn or damaged, replace them as a set. If they are OK, adjust the clearance with the clutch end plate.
  • Check for a loose shift cable on the shift lever and the transmission control shaft.
  • Check ATF level and check ATF cooler lines for leakage and loose connections. If necessary, flush ATF cooler lines.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose transmission range switch connector.
  • Calibrate start clutch control system.
 

Symptom Probable cause(s) Notes 
Excessive shock on starting off 1.
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Forward clutch defective
Reverse brake defective
Reverse brake piston stuck, worn or damaged
Start clutch defective
Start clutch end plate clearance incorrect
Start clutch feed pipe damaged or out of round
Low ATF level
ATF deteriorated
Valve body assembly defective
Control valve body assembly defective
PCM defective
Start clutch control system memory in PCM defective
Engine output low 
  • Check the forward clutch pressure.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose solenoid connectors.
  • Inspect the clutch piston, clutch piston check valve, and O-rings. Check the spring retainer for wear and damage. Inspect the clutch end-plate-to-top-disc clearance. If the clearance is out of tolerance, inspect the clutch discs and plates for wear and damage. If the discs and plates are worn or damaged, replace them as a set. If they are OK, adjust the clearance with the clutch end plate.
  • Check ATF level and check ATF cooler lines for leakage and loose connections. If necessary, flush ATF cooler lines.
  • Calibrate start clutch control system.
 
Excessive vibration in D, S, L, and R positions 1.

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Intermediate housing assembly worn or damaged
Forward clutch defective
Reverse brake defective
Reverse brake piston stuck, worn or damaged
Start clutch defective
Start clutch end plate clearance incorrect
Start clutch feed pipe damaged or out of round
Input shaft worn or damaged
ATF deteriorated
Valve body assembly defective
Control valve body assembly defective
Inhibitor solenoid valve defective
PCM defective
Start clutch control system memory in PCM defective
Flywheel drive plate worn or damaged
Flywheel assembly defective
Engine output low 
  • Check the forward clutch pressure.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose solenoid connectors.
  • Inspect the clutch piston, clutch piston check valve, and O-rings. Check the spring retainer for wear and damage. Inspect the clutch end-plate-to-top-disc clearance. If the clearance is out of tolerance, inspect the clutch discs and plates for wear and damage. If the discs and plates are worn or damaged, replace them as a set. If they are OK, adjust the clearance with the clutch end plate.
  • Check ATF level and check ATF cooler lines for leakage and loose connections. If necessary, flush ATF cooler lines.
  • Calibrate start clutch control system.
 

Symptom Probable cause(s) Notes 
Excessive idle vibration in N and P positions 1.

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Intermediate housing assembly worn or damaged
Input shaft worn or damaged
Flywheel and drive plate worn or damaged
Flywheel assembly defective
Engine output low 
Set idle rpm in gear to the specified idle speed. If still no good, adjust the engine and transmission mounts. 
Noise from transmission in N and P positions 1.

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Intermediate housing assembly worn or damaged
Input shaft worn or damaged
Planetary carrier worn or damaged
Input shaft needle bearing seized up, worn or damaged
Thrust needle bearing on planetary carrier seized up, worn or damaged
Thrust washer on planetary carrier seized up, worn or damaged
ATF pump worn, binding, or foreign material in ATF pump
Flywheel assembly defective 
Check the needle bearing and thrust washers on the planetary carrier for wear and damage. If the needle bearing or thrust washer is worn or damaged, replace the bearing or washer, and adjust the clearance with the thrust shim. 
Vibration in all positions 1.

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Flywheel and drive plate worn or damaged
Flywheel assembly defective 
 

Symptom Probable cause(s) Notes 
Stall speed high 1.

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Intermediate housing assembly worn or damaged
Pulley pressure feed pipe damaged or out of round
Forward clutch defective
Reverse brake defective
Reverse brake piston stuck, worn or damaged
Start clutch defective
Start clutch end plate clearance incorrect
Start clutch feed pipe damaged or out of round
ATF pump worn, binding, or foreign material in ATF pump
Low ATF level
ATF deteriorated
Valve body assembly defective
Control valve body assembly defective
Manual valve body defective
ATF joint lines worn or damaged
Drive and driven pulley speed sensors defective
CVT speed sensor defective
PCM defective
Transmission range switch defective
Start clutch control system memory in PCM defective 
  • Check the drive and driven pulley pressure, and lubrication pressure. Measurement of the pressure is low or no pressure, check the ATF pump.
  • Check the forward clutch pressure.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose solenoid connectors.
  • Inspect the clutch piston, clutch piston check valve, and O-rings. Check the spring retainer for wear and damage. Inspect the clutch end-plate-to-top-disc clearance. If the clearance is out of tolerance, inspect the clutch discs and plates for wear and damage. If the discs and plates are worn or damaged, replace them as a set. If they are OK, adjust the clearance with the clutch end plate.
  • Check ATF level and check ATF cooler lines for leakage and loose connections. If necessary, flush ATF cooler lines.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose transmission range switch connector.
  • Calibrate start clutch control system.
 

Symptom Probable cause(s) Notes 
Stall speed low 1.

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Intermediate housing assembly worn or damaged
Pulley pressure feed pipe damaged or out or round
Start clutch defective
Valve body assembly defective
Control valve body assembly defective
Drive and driven pulley speed sensors defective
CVT speed sensor defective
PCM defective
Transmission range switch defective
Start clutch control system memory in PCM defective
Engine output low 
  • Check the drive and driven pulley pressure, and lubrication pressure. Measurement of the pressure is low or no pressure, check the ATF pump.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose solenoid connectors.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose transmission range switch connector.
  • Calibrate start clutch control system.
 
Judder on starting off 1.
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Start clutch defective
ATF deteriorated
Valve body assembly defective
Control valve body assembly defective
Drive and driven pulley speed sensors defective
CVT speed sensor defective
PCM defective
Start clutch control system memory in PCM defective 
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose solenoid connectors.
  • Check ATF level and check ATF cooler lines for leakage and loose connections. If necessary, flush ATF cooler lines.
  • Calibrate start clutch control system.
 

Symptom Probable cause(s) Notes 
Noise from transmission in R position 1.
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Reverse brake defective
Reverse brake piston stuck, worn or damaged
Reverse brake return springs/retainer worn or damaged
Input shaft worn or damaged
Planetary carrier worn or damaged
Sun gear worn or damaged
Ring gear worn or damaged
Input shaft needle bearing seized up, worn or damaged
Thrust needle bearing on planetary carrier seized up, worn or damaged
Thrust washer on planetary carrier seized up, worn or damaged
Detent lever assembly worn or damaged
Park pawl and pawl shaft worn or damaged
Park pawl spring worn or damaged 
  • Check the reverse brake pressure.
  • Inspect the brake piston and O-rings. Check the spring retainer for wear and damage. Inspect the brake end-plate-to-top-disc clearance. If the clearance is out of tolerance, inspect the brake discs and plates for wear and damage. If the discs and plates are worn or damaged, replace them as a set. If they are OK, adjust the clearance with the brake end plate.
  • Check the needle bearing and thrust washers on the planetary carrier for wear and damage. If the needle bearing or thrust washer is worn or damaged, replace the bearing or washer, and adjust the clearance with the thrust shim.
 
Shift lever does not operate smoothly 1.

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Detent lever assembly worn or damaged
Control lever worn or damaged
Park pawl and pawl shaft worn or damaged
Park gear worn or damaged
Park pawl spring worn or damaged
Shift cable broken or out of adjustment
Manual valve lever and pin worn
Manual valve body defective
Transmission range switch defective 
Check for loose shift cable on the shift lever and the transmission control shaft. 

Symptom Probable cause(s) Notes 
Transmission will not shift into P position, or transmission cannot shift out of P position 1.

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Detent lever assembly worn or damaged
Control lever worn or damaged
Park pawl and pawl shaft worn or damaged
Park gear worn or damaged
Park pawl spring worn or damaged
Shift cable broken or out of adjustment
Manual valve lever and pin worn
Manual valve body defective
PCM defective
Transmission range switch defective 
  • Check for a loose shift cable on the shift lever and the transmission control shaft.
  • Check the park pawl spring installation.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose transmission range switch connector.
 
A/T gear position indicator does not indicate shift lever positions - Mechanism 1.

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Detent lever assembly worn or damaged
Shift cable broken or out of adjustment
Transmission range switch defective 
  • Check for a loose shift cable on the shift lever and the transmission control shaft.
  • Check the D indicator, and check for loose transmission range switch connector.