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Old 11-20-2018, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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I feel bad now because I just bought a 2009 Nissan Altima 3.5 yikes.
You'll be fine. I've had 2 of them with the 2.5, which comes with the weaker CVT. Neither one of them gave me problems.
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Old 11-21-2018, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Just got my wife's 2013 Juke back from the dealer. Because she never bothered to do regular maintenance, her CVT is toast at 72,000 miles. So there's that!
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Old 11-24-2018, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Southwest Michigan/Miami Beach Miami
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You'll be fine. I've had 2 of them with the 2.5, which comes with the weaker CVT. Neither one of them gave me problems.
Okay thanks I love the car otherwise... !
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Old 11-24-2018, 04:03 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I had a 2018 SE as a loaner a couple of weeks ago. There were a few times when coming to a ‘rolling stop’ and then accelerating where it seemed like it took a second to find the right gear, but I think most transmissions with a lot of gears are going to be that way. Those first few gears are so close together that it only stays in each one for a second. I still preferred it over the CVT Toyota uses in the Corolla.
The problem with the corolla is the low power not the CVT 132 hp meanwhile a basic civic with the cvt comes in at 158, and 174 for the EX-T with the CVT as well winch both destroy the Corolla.
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Old 12-02-2018, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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Our Murano started getting that higher-pitched sound, like an airplane trying to take off. I figured it was the CVT starting to struggle. Didn't really cause any problems, but I finally took it in for servicing/flushing after six months or so.
Should have serviced it sooner.
But, what makes this interesting is that the shop replaced a bad wheel bearing at the same time. They said THAT is where the sound was coming from.
They could be right....hope so.
We have 105,000 on it, love the car. And would like it to last a few more years.
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Our Murano started getting that higher-pitched sound, like an airplane trying to take off. I figured it was the CVT starting to struggle. Didn't really cause any problems, but I finally took it in for servicing/flushing after six months or so.
Should have serviced it sooner.
But, what makes this interesting is that the shop replaced a bad wheel bearing at the same time. They said THAT is where the sound was coming from.
They could be right....hope so.
We have 105,000 on it, love the car. And would like it to last a few more years.
The "final bearing" in the CVT makes that noise when the fluid gets too hot and no longer lubricates it appropriately -- an indication of "burnt" fluid. Maybe you had a bad wheel bearing? Chances are, however, that it WAS the final bearing, and that the fluid needing to be changed was the culprit. For whatever reason, even shop techs tend to be completely oblivious when it comes to CVTs and the internals. They're really not that complex.
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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The "final bearing" in the CVT makes that noise when the fluid gets too hot and no longer lubricates it appropriately -- an indication of "burnt" fluid. Maybe you had a bad wheel bearing? Chances are, however, that it WAS the final bearing, and that the fluid needing to be changed was the culprit. For whatever reason, even shop techs tend to be completely oblivious when it comes to CVTs and the internals. They're really not that complex.
I agree about your last point. We have had this car into the same shop a dozen times over the last five years (mostly for tires, inspections, etc). It was only AFTER I mentioned the transmission possibly starting to make noise this summer that the owner said to me, "yeah, those CVT transmissions need to be serviced and an eye kept on them". (It WAS my bad that it took me another six months to finally get the work done.....although we don't drive that car very much. It was HIS bad that what he called servicing meant only draining and replacing. But I had done my City Data reading and had him go back and flush it twice).

Whether it was replacing the wheel bearing or the CVT being serviced, the car sounds much better today than it did a week ago.
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Old Today, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Southwest Michigan/Miami Beach Miami
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I agree about your last point. We have had this car into the same shop a dozen times over the last five years (mostly for tires, inspections, etc). It was only AFTER I mentioned the transmission possibly starting to make noise this summer that the owner said to me, "yeah, those CVT transmissions need to be serviced and an eye kept on them". (It WAS my bad that it took me another six months to finally get the work done.....although we don't drive that car very much. It was HIS bad that what he called servicing meant only draining and replacing. But I had done my City Data reading and had him go back and flush it twice).

Whether it was replacing the wheel bearing or the CVT being serviced, the car sounds much better today than it did a week ago.
I'm glad you solved your problem!
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