Disassembly Archives - Transmission Digest
K313: A Very Simple Little CVT

Last month we removed the pump from the main case and looked at its unique design. Looking back at the transmission with the pump removed, the forward clutch drum assembly comes into view. The outer lugs on the drum are used to excite the turbine shaft speed sensor. The rpm signal from this sensor can be compared to the engine rpm signal to monitor converter clutch apply. Like a conventional transmission, when the clutch is fully applied, both values should be identical.