Re: Not Happy CVT problems again on a complete new start clutch
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Well I have to say that the local Honda dealer in Christchurch (New Zealand) has treated me well. So well that they did not charge me a cent though the actual repair bill came to almost $450.
They did a full checkup on the CVT system. To my surprise, there was no fault error codes generated in the car's computer. The mechanic checked the hydraulic line pressures and they were all within specification however, there was no pressure going to the start clutch. So they drained the trans fluid, removed and stripped down the valve body after discovering 2 sticking valves. Probably the original reason for an unresponsive start clutch.
An interesting note is when the whole start clutch unit was replaced 5 months ago, they used standard ATF. Now they put in specific Honda CVT OIL which is probably part of a recent recall.
So now the car drives like new!!!
PS: the new 2005 1.5L VTEC Jazz doesn't seem to be as powerful as our Logo. I had a test drive with the 7AT CVT paddle controls on the steering wheel. Despite a bigger motor, the extra weight of the car taxes on it's acceleration.