The fact that they can not be repaired would seem all the more reason to properly maintain don't you think?
The filter is inside the pan and obviously requires changing the fluid at the same time. This is not a trivial DIY job, take it to a dealer or do your homework before getting into it.
It would be a JATCO partAre there two filters in the CVT? One in the oil pan and one in the cooler?
Seems like this needs a full DIY writeup with part numbers for each filter and procedures to change the filters and refill the fluid.
If these filters are clogging up, it could be the cause of many CVT failures.
Video name isthe vehicle in the video is some type of Jeep (not Caliber), it likely has same transmission. I am not a mechanic and found the procedure fairly easy and the video provides necessary info.
I posted to this forum about my issue maybe 6 weeks (or more) ago and never got any response so maybe I posted to wrong place, don't really know what happened, even edited post down thinking first post was too long but still no responses.