JF016E Transmission parts, repair guidelines, problems, manuals

Transmission general data

Number of gears Transmission Type Drive ATF (full capacity) L ATF (change) L ATF type
CVT FWD 8 4,5 CVT Fluid NS-3

In 2012, Jatco released the next generation of CVTs named as CVT8- JF016E to replace its best-selling JF011E. Firstly, Jatco tested CVT7-JF015E for classes "mini" and "micro" with engine capacity from 0.7 up to 1.6 liters. And when it became apparent that new features allow this gearboxes to be installed on vehicles with engines up to 1.8 liters, JF016E version was introduced for medium and premium class vehicles with engines up to 2.5 liters. Since 2014, this CVT entered production, and completely replaced its predecessor JF011E.

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Overhaul Kit | Friction Kit | Friction | Steel Plate | Steel Kit | Band | Solenoid Kit | Solenoid EPC | Solenoid TCC | Pump | Shaft | Drum | Valve body | Torque converter | Hub | Piston | Piston Kit | Planetary Gear | Filter | Gasket | Bushing | Seal | Bearing | Pressure Plate | Stator | Differential | Retainer | Inhibitor Switch | Instruction manual | TOOLS & ACCESORIES | Sensor

Which cars run with this gearbox?

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Technical issues and repair guidelines

The valve body of the CVT8 unit has a reduced number of valves. The torque converter lock-up zone was expanded,allowing to improve acceleration and fuel saving characteristics, but on the other side the lock-up clutch wear-out leads to rapid contamination and necessity to repair the torque converter.

Repair procedures

During the first years after release of the series, Jatco engineers adjusted the TCM settings in such a way that they allowed loading of CVT components to the limit to attract potential buyers with enhanced acceleration dynamics. Therefore, the valve body replacement may occur during the warranty period. The design of JF016E components is very similar to the JF011E unit. Thus, it is expected that this CVT will be “invincible” on vehicles with engines up to 2.4 liters and that CVT on Nissan Murano with 3.5 liter engine will frequently appear in repair services.

During the first years of operation, repair specialists have to replace the oil filter-cartridge. This filter-cartridge is installed in the heat exchanger and maintains the "right" fluid level in the pan. Cone bearings are considered to be another vulnerable place in this CVT as in its predecessor. Bearings for the next JF017E modification were significantly improved. Problems may occur with the pump JF016E- 017E, which has fewer components in comparison with JF011, but operates as intensive as its predecessor. This CVT is also sensitive to contaminated and overheated transmission fluid.