Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-40-0007
2004-08-23

Hydraulic System, Shift and Lockup Clutch Controls Developed for a Large Torque Capacity CVT 2004-40-0007

A new-generation steel-belt CVT (CVT3) for use with engines up to the 3.5-liter class was developed and fitted on the Nissan Murano in November 2002. The CVT contributes to improvements in both fuel economy and driving performance. This article describes the new hydraulic pressure, pulley ratio (shift) and lockup clutch controls developed for the CVT3 and the performance levels obtained.

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