Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Belleville, ON, Canada
Looking at the graph to temperature relationship. The fill level is pretty tight and highly temperature dependant. Getting it right and/or in the normal range (which is not clear) is pretty tight. A optional dipstick is required and temp which would change upon draining it.
nI my opinion given the fact that this tranny is 2x the cost of a conventional automatic and clearly a bank breaker. I would not be looking to save the hours labour to have it done by a Pro. Simply not worth it.
Your conventional automatic has a wide level that it will operate in without issues and can easily be check monitored but not the CVT. Its sealed and the fluid level has to be 100% and linked to the temperature which the Pro uses a scan tool and tweaks the level until bag on. I am all for keeping that 100 bucks in my wallet but at the risk of burning out the bands or blowing seals (whatever might happen when not right). My sleep or loss of it is not worth the savings on so many levels. Beside if you met Murphy when DIY repairs you'll know what I am talking about. Also since the fluid change is a very long cycle you only likely to do it once in the vehicles lifetime. I believe a Chrysler rep said it was 120,000km. As for me I'd take it to a competent dealer for that operation.
Jeep Compass 2009
4x4, 2.4L, CVT
heated seats, TPMS
General Altimax RT43 P225/65R17
Yellow Fog Lamps
CLASS III Curtis Hitch
SOLD @ 153,000km Oct. 2018 THE END !!
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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