MENA 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 5,9 3,2 Honda Genuine CVT

MENA is a continuously variable transmission of the first generation produced by Honda (all range including MENA, SETA, SENA, META has a common name Multimatic). These transmissions had been installed in Honda HR-V of the first generation from 1998 until 2005. In fact, it is one CVT which has 4 modifications.

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In fact, these CVTs (together with M4VA (S4VA, S4PA, S4MA)) are considered to be one of the oldest CVTs produced by Honda.

As a matter of fact, it is one CVT in several modifications. Modifications of CVT are bound to letter designation of the car body:

· GH1 – MENA

· GH2 — SETA

· GH3 – SENA

· GH4 – META

Typical issues

Honda CVTs related to the Multimatic series (META/SETA/SENA/MENA) usually have the same issues as CVTs of the M4VA (S4VA,S4PA,S4MA) series. Actually, META series was designed on the basis of the M4VA

-Problems with starting from the rest (jerks, speed drift when applying D+brake). This problem is fixed by replacement of the start package valve. In neglected cases specialists replace the start package.

-Problems with speed drifts in the process of acceleration have 2 solutions: 1) Replacement of the gear ratio valve 2) replacement of seals on the input shaft. This procedure requires partial disassembly of the gearbox. It is desirable to use the original repair kit of gaskets.

-Problem with the reverse. This problem is caused by damage of reverse brake elements. This problem is solved by CVT disassembly and welding. In addition, it is required to replace piston rubbers of the reverse brake – these rubbers may tear leading to problems with the reverse.

To prevent any further problems with the reverse, it is recommended to replace reverse friction clutches.