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  1. 2009 CVT Noise Investigation

    Maintenance and Repair DIYs
    A friend took their very nice Caliber to a dealer shop and mechanic to investigate a noise transmission was making. Both said that the CVT needed to be replaced and estimated about $3-5k. I didn't talk to the dealer or mechanic so I didn't get to ask any questions of them but they didn't...
  2. 09 Caliber Limp mode unless shift into gear immediately

    Dodge Caliber General Discussion
    I have code P0700. i did battery and plugs which completely alleviated low end jerkiness. car runs like a top. i have CEL on with above code and the only issue with car is that once started i must shift it into a gear (automatic cvt) within 3 seconds of startup or it will be in limp mode when...
  3. P0700 and P0777 Tranmsission Problem

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L Jatco JF011E My Caliber has been making a whining noise for a long time upon any amount of acceleration or decelerations. I am a broke college student so I opted to hope for the best, I squeezed roughly 30,000 miles out of the transmission and multiple long distance...
  4. CVT Fluid Change - Pump Action Question.

    Dodge Caliber General Discussion
    Hello everyone! Using a lot of really useful info available on this forum, I decided to go for a fluid change on my transmission. My car's a 2010 SXT with a little over 109k on it now. I've had the CVT whine and the overheating issue in the past but I've babied the pedal and it's been a...
  5. Car noticeably vibrates when in idle and D selected

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Hi to everyone, I'm new to the forum. We have just purchased a Caliber 2007 SXT beautiful car with a mechanical issue. It starts OK, and apparently maintains a correct idle speed, but once lever changes to "D", a noticeably vibration shakes the car. This vibration stops when accelerating. Any...
  6. CVT oil change adding Hypoid fluid

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    2007 Caliber AWD. I used the pre-requisite oil at the 106K mileage. Shifts fine but almost feels like it downshifts when coasting to a stop. Even though there is/was the friction modifier in the fluid, would adding some Mopar Hypoid fluid help at all, or hurt? THX.
  7. 2007 transmission cartridge filter

    Dodge Caliber General Discussion
    Where is this located: it is a cartridge filter for the tranny on CVT's. Where would it be on a 2007? THANKS.
  8. HELP!! CVT Issue- No Forward, Reverse works

    Dodge Caliber General Discussion
    Hi all, new to the forum and to calibers. I just picked earlier today (2/20/27) this r/t up for a very good price knowing it has a transmission issue. Its a 07 R/t AWD with approx 92k. The previous owner that I purchased the vehicle from stated, that sometimes the forward will work then cut out...
  9. 07 Caliber stalling/sputtering issues.

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    So I have an 07 Caliber which has a stalling problem. It never stalls out completely, but it sputters and I lose power. It happens when I am accelerating or maintaining speed, but does not seem to when idling. It also typically will not happen until the car has warmed up. It is also not throwing...
  10. Cvt problem.

    Dodge Caliber General Discussion
    So I bought my 2008 caliber two months ago. It has a steadily worse grinding and whining noise only while accelerating that the dealership said is likely the cvt transmission. I purchased a powertrain warranty "through mazda". However the policy states it only covers up to the trade in value of...
  11. Suspected Transmission Issue, Warm Weather Only.

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Seeing if anyone else has had an issue like what I've had with my Caliber. I've been having an issue with my car that has been driving me insane. When driving it hot weather my car jerks and hesitates constantly (sometimes pretty violently.) It almost feels like a standard automatic...
  12. 2009 Claiber sxt 2.0 - CVT issue - Down "shifting" faux second to first 'gear"

    New Member Introductions
    Hello ALL. I am woman... hear be whine about not knowing if I can trust a mechanic. My Caliber is making some serious noise as Im coming down in speed to "first gear". I understand there are no gears... that its belt driven. I have seen 4 different mechanics with split opinions. There are...
  13. 08 2.0l with CVT

    New Member Introductions
    Hello CF, I'm a new owner of an '08 Dodge Caliber SE with 2.0l I4 and a CVT. I'm an avid DIY'er and have done some well-deserved maintenance including spark plugs (NGK iridium), oil (Castrol full synthetic), air filter (K&N High Performance drop-in), and brakes (including a bleed). I'll likely...
  14. In search of cvt answers

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    OK My first CVT trans and I should have done a little research I suppose since now that i have it, it's bugging me that I don't know enough about it. I understand it's ran with the Steel V-belt sprayed with CVT trans oil, how it expands in low gear I understand the jisst as in don't floor it on...
  15. 2007 Caliber SXT CVT Transmission Problem - Take a looK!

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Hi guys I own a 2007 Dodge Caliber SXT with the CVT transmission.. The other day my car clunked out.. I think it might be in LIMP mode.. When I start the car all the (PRNDL) lights will display with boxes around each one and the transmission temp light flashes. does anyone know what would...
  16. Whirring noise starting at 20mph

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    I know there has been a ton of whirring posts with many different possibilities as for the fix, but some of the other posts have confused me. My whirring started about a month ago (shortly after I had an oil change done). The whirring does not happen when idiling, it only starts around 20 mph...
  17. Transmission drags

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Does anyone feel like their transmission is dragging on lower gears, almost as if the brakes are being applied ever so slightly? Kind of like the transmission downshifted prematurely.:smiledown:
  18. CVT overheating light 2009 Caliber

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    I just purchased used 2009 Caliber 46,000 miles 3 weeks ago for son as college car. He drove to Colorado last week on camping trip with friends and following friends father. Talked briefly by cellphone before he got to camp ground and he said he had couple problems with car on the way. 1) car...
  19. Noise from powertrain at low temps

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Hi all. I haven't been on here in quite some time, I guess I had no problems until now :) This issue I'm having is not overly bothersome but at low temps outside, I'm talking below -22C -23C, I'm hearing a whine coming from the front of the car. I never hear this at any temperature higher than...
  20. 09 SXT CVT- hesitation on stop

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Hi Folks, My wife recently just reported our 09 Caliber 2.0 is hesitating when she comes to a stoplight/stopsign. It acts like its going to die then picks up. I took it in for a engine flush and oil change but that that doesn't seem to help. There are only 45k miles on it. Any tips would be...
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