Zeid_Nasser wrote: Had the trans and diff fluids changed at 80k. Car now has 88k. Is my trans going or is it something else? Only does it at high speeds and not showing any other symptoms.
I’m also the original owner of this 2010 GTS AWD and have babied it.
You and your car are nearly my identical twin from an age, mileage, and CVT service perspective. I sure hope this isn't the case with mine in another few thousand miles. I swapped out my fluid and filters last fall at around 81k.
So far so good and was just buzzing along this morning at a not so legal speed for about 10 miles, smooth as silk (rpms and driving feel). The past week or so I've also been throwing it around pretty hard on the hilly twisties and it's been very quite and responsive. The weather's been fairly mild after all so I wasn't expecting anything different...see what the mid-summer brings. Not so sure babying these transmissions is going to buy us anything. Changing the fluid out regularly every 30k from day one would have though, I'm convinced. My wifes SX4's CVT is whinning now at 54,000 miles and she drives like a true grandma. Just picked up another cooler return cover O-Ring from Mitsubishi and a cooler return filter from Advanced Auto last week. Bought a boat-load of Suzuki OE CVT fluid last fall when I did the Kizashi. So I now have everything I need to service the SX4's CVT. That will happen here very soon.
Hard to say if your trans is going to hell, or, there's still issues w/ the fluid. There was some kind of TSB issued way back when for 2010 CVT cars based upon the VIN. A TCM re-flash. When I had them check mine, it wasn't affected. This is not something you would have been notified about as the owner via a mailing. It was not a safety recall, which is a different animal.
I would suggest two things:
- contact Suzuki or a Suzuki Service center and check on that TSB for the TCM re-flash.
- get the car on level ground and double check the fluid level is set correctly, at operating temperature, per the latest TSB that's floating around which addresses this issue.
I'm also curious to know a few things:
- who did the service.
- how many drain/fills were completed.
- what fluid, exactly, was used (Suzuki or other).
- was the pan filter replaced and with what, exactly (OE or after market).
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