CVT "Jerks and Shudders" on engagement

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Old 02-03-2013, 07:56 AM
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Default CVT "Jerks and Shudders" on engagement

2010 Honda Insight LX with 93,000 miles. Lots of long distance commuting!
I understand from Civic articles that this might be caused by the start/stop clutch but I have been unable to find the solution to the problem. I recently drained and replaced the fluid with Honda CVT at $8.99 per quart from my local Honda dealer. I actually did 3 drains and refills per recommendation online.
Jerking improved for awhile but it is back to its old ways again. Worse during cold weather. CVT is full. Is there a fix short of replacing the start/stop clutch?
Are there any additives that might help?
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:29 AM
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ZMAX HELPS! Althought Z Max transmission fix is not yet approved for the Honda CVT, I decided to try it anyway. I got significant improvement during the first test drive. There is still some jerking when the transmission oil is cold but the shifts when warm are much better. I used 2 bottles: about $20.00 at my local Wal-Mart. I will post any problems I encounter but so far there are none.
 
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Old 07-11-2016, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by wilgriffin View Post
ZMAX HELPS! Althought Z Max transmission fix is not yet approved for the Honda CVT, I decided to try it anyway. I got significant improvement during the first test drive. There is still some jerking when the transmission oil is cold but the shifts when warm are much better. I used 2 bottles: about $20.00 at my local Wal-Mart. I will post any problems I encounter but so far there are none.
Checking in for an update after a few years. How are the CVT shifts?
 
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:36 AM
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Default Re: CVT "Jerks and Shudders" on engagement

Did you try changing the internal and external filters? Total should be shy of 5 Liters. instead of the drain and fill procedure of 3 liters.

https://www.insightcentral.net/forum...er-change.html
 
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