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  1. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Checking in the manual it states that the CVT need a fluid change at 60k. My Caliber has 86k on it, and since I don't have good service record of the previous owner I figured I would get it changed to be on the safe side. Called up the dealer and at first he just told me they are a sealed unit...
  2. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    I have been combing the internet and this forum specifically for some kind of answer or fix for the problem I'm having. Thought this thread here may have had the answer, THREAD, but after going through I'm not sure if that is the same problem I am having. So here it is: I start the engine and...
  3. Dodge Caliber Performance Mods - Engine - SXT, SE
    So right now i just have the normal cvt with just a low range and no autostick. Does anyone know if its possible to change to an autostick. If it is possible what would need to be changed
  4. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    I've noticed that when I rev my engine when it is in P. It limits out at 3000-3500 RPMs. Though my friend can rev his S-10 to redline it. Is there a reason mine limits itself? Would it hurt to remove whatever is limiting it? The only reason I ask is because I got a Spectre cone air filter...
  5. General Maintenance and Detailing Forum
    Hi, I have monitored and maintained my vehicle fluid levels myself for a long time with no problems, so I was annoyed that my 2009 Caliber RT manual said that customers checking/adding their own CVT fluid was not recommended. What is the procedure? Are there any instructions online I can print out?
  6. Dodge Caliber General Discussion
    I've seen a number of posts about the CVT getting overheated at prolonged high speeds. First I need to ask how high and does interstate driving for 10 or so hours constitute prolonged high speed? At my age there are no runs longer than two or three hours between "pit stops". Would an auxiliary...
  7. Dodge Caliber General Discussion
    Still loving my car, but been lurking around here and reading many others posts about this tranny. About 80% of our driving is short, around town type stuff. Is this thing going to hold up, or is it going to blow after a few thousand miles and be a pain-in-the-A**?
  8. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Sigh 3rd time in 3 weeks. They just fixed the Brake light turning on randomly. Then yesterday I go to go to a friends and I cant shift it out of park and the CEL is on this morning I took it back to the dealer to see what is up. Luckly its still under factory warranty. We will see what it is...
  9. Dodge Caliber Interior Mods, Audio, Video
    I know this is an old topic, but I could not locate the part in the old thread the size of the shaft for the cvt shifter. I want a new one but can't find the size. Any help?
  10. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Recently I've noticed when parking my 2-liter/CVT transmisioned Caliber that when I park the car and push the gear shift lever to "Park" that there is a single "click" sound. This morning I got out and did not apply the parking brake and gently rocked the entire car--the sound clicks one time...
  11. Dodge Caliber Performance Mods - Engine - SXT, SE
    Hey guys, So I was checking out the Road Race Motorsports website ( and low and behold what do I find? In the section for the new Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0L, there is a complete turbo kit for the 08+ CVT...
  12. General Maintenance and Detailing Forum
    I have a 2007 Dodge Caliber with 60,000 miles. When do I need to change the fluid.
  13. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    hi I bought a used 2007 SXT recently. Just found this vehicle act strange sometime. When I drove local at speed around 20miles, if I don't step on the gas, the car will quickly slow down to 10. Anyone has similar experience to me? Is there something wrong with the car?
  14. Dodge Caliber General Discussion
    Hi all, I'm planning to buy a Dodge Caliber and willing to know whether the price is acceptable or not. This is a brand new 2009 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0 CVT for $12,740 including all dealer fees except tax and tag (MSRP is 18,735) OTD (Price + tax/tag) is going to be $13,607.00 which...
  15. New Member Introductions
    I Love This Car but i absolutely hate the CVT Trans. It Kills all the power of the motor!! Anyone else agreee?
  16. Performance DIY
    We need to post this info from Bigtsr in our Knowledge Base as a sticky. It's too important to let it get buried. I have edited it to add how I did it because the way I did it really improved the throttle response! This possibly could improve the manuals as well since it is mainly a...
  17. Dodge Caliber General Discussion
    I know I havent posted in a while and I know I should have as Ive had some serious "first time" issues with my R/T ... but the latest takes it all. I have about 40000KM on it now and at about the 15000KM mark I took the car in for a few other complaints but one of them was that I complained...
  18. Dodge Caliber Performance Mods, Engine (Uptown)
    Hey guys, I just have a question regarding upgrades such as the K&N CAI and the Magnaflow Exhaust. If my car has the CVT can these parts still be used? From browsing around there I get a feeling its more of a pain to upgrade parts if I have the CVT, is this true? Also, I just bought my car on...
  19. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Here a 2 technical files providing an overview of the CVT operation and its components.
  20. Dodge Caliber General Discussion
    So here is a picture of it from the JATCO site: And here is what they say: Belt CVT for medium vehicles JF011E * Light and compact design...