Honda Jazz Gearbox
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Our entire automatic and manual gearboxes are available new, second hand and remanufacture or reconditioned to the highest standards. All our gearbox components meet or exceed all original manufactures specifications, and most of the time the Honda Jazz Gearbox components are sourced from our specialist breakers. You can buy with confidence from us, knowing that you have the best quality Jazz gearbox with the best warranty protection. We have an extensive network of industry contacts to ensure you find what you are looking for.
Honda Jazz Gearbox
The engines are mated to a 5 speed manual, 5 speed automatic, or Continuously Variable Gearbox (CVT), depending on the region (CVT offered in UK). Two forms of the CVT are offered: the regular, and the CVT-7. The CVT-7 offers a smooth, continuous flow of power, or seven simulated “gears” controlled by paddle shifters on the steering column.
What is a CVT-7? A continuously variable gearbox (CVT) is a gearbox which can change steplessly through an infinite number of effective gear ratios between maximum and minimum values in the case fo the Jazz it has seven. This contrasts with other mechanical gearboxes that only allow a few different distinct gear ratios to be selected. The flexibility of a CVT allows the driving shaft to maintain a constant angular velocity over a range of output velocities. This can provide better fuel economy than other gearboxes by enabling the engine to run at its most efficient revolutions per minute (RPM) for a range of vehicle speeds. Alternatively it can be used to maximize the performance of a vehicle by allowing the engine to turn at the RPM at which it produces peak power. This is typically higher than the RPM that achieves peak efficiency.
A Manual Jazz Gearbox
A manual gearbox, also known as a manual gearbox or standard gearbox (informally, a “manual,” “stick shift,” “straight shift,” or “straight drive”) is a type of gearbox used in motor vehicle applications. It generally uses a driver-operated clutch, typically operated by a pedal or lever, for regulating torque transfer from the internal combustion engine to the gearbox, and a gear-shift, either operated by hand (as in a car) or by foot (as on a motorcycle). Other types of gearbox in mainstream automotive use are the automatic gearbox, semi-automatic gearbox, and the continuously variable gearbox (CVT).
A Jazz Automatic Gearbox
An automatic gearbox (often informally shortened to auto, and abbreviated to AT) is a motor vehicle gearbox that can automatically change gear ratios as the vehicle moves, freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually. Similar but larger devices are also used for heavy-duty commercial and industrial vehicles and equipment.
Most automatic gearboxes have a defined set of gear ranges, often with a parking pawl feature that locks the output shaft of the gearbox. Continuously variable gearboxes (CVTs), which are very different from conventional automatic gearboxes, can change their ‘ratios’ over a wider ‘stepless’ range, rather than between a set of fixed gear ratios. CVTs have been used for decades in two-wheeled scooters, but have only seen use in a few automobile models.
Jazz Gearbox Maintenance
Watch for leaks or stains under the car: – If there is a persistent red oil leak that you are sure is coming from your car, you should have your shop check to see if it is coming from your gearbox or possibly from your power steering system (most power steering systems also use gearbox fluid and leaks can appear on the ground in roughly the same areas as gearbox leaks.) If all you see is a few drops on the ground, you may be able to postpone repairs as long as you check your fluid level often (but check with your technician to be sure.) If gearbox fluid levels go down below minimum levels serious gearbox damage can occur (the same advice goes for power steering leaks as well.)
Check fluid for colour and odour: – Most manufacturers require that you check gearbox fluid levels when the vehicle is running and on level ground. Pull the gearbox dipstick out and check the fluid for colour and odour. Honda Jazz Gearbox fluid is transparent red oil that looks something like cherry cough syrup. If the fluid is cloudy or muddy, or it has a burned odour, you should have it checked by your technician who will most likely advise you to drain your gearbox and refill or gearbox tune-up.
Be sensitive to new noises, vibrations and shift behaviour: – A gearbox should shift smoothly and quietly under light acceleration. Heavier acceleration should produce firmer shifts at higher speeds. If shift points are erratic or you hear noises when shifting, you should have it checked out immediately. Whining noises coming from the floorboard are also a cause for concern. If caught early, many problems can be resolved without costly gearbox overhauls. Even if you feel that you can’t afford repairs at this time, you should at least have it checked. The technician may be able to give you some hints on what to do and not do to prolong the gearbox life until you can afford the repair.
Jazz Gearbox servicing
Honda Jazz Gearbox fluid should be changed periodically. Your owner’s manual should give you the recommended intervals which could be anywhere from 15,000 miles to 100,000 miles. Most gearbox experts recommend changing the fluid and filter every 25,000 miles.
Few gearboxes have drain plugs to drain the old fluid. In order to get the fluid out, the technician removes the gearbox oil pan. This is quite a messy job and generally not recommended for the casual do-it-yourselfer. Even if the gearbox has a drain plug, the only way to also change the gearbox filter is to remove the pan. When the pan is down, the technician can check for metal shavings and other debris which are indicators of impending gearbox problems.
In most cases during the gearboxes service, only about half the oil is able to be removed from the unit. This is because much of the oil is in the torque converter and cooler lines and cannot be drained without major disassembly. The fluid change intervals are based on the fact that some old fluid remains in the system.
When the gearboxes are serviced, make sure that the correct fluid is used to re-fill it. Each gearbox manufacturer has their own recommendation for the proper fluid to use and the internal components are designed for that specific formula. GM usually uses Dexron, Fords prior to 1983 use Type F while later models use Mercon. Late model Chrysler products use ATF +3 +4 (Not using the correct fluid for Chrysler gearboxes is the most common reason for their gearbox problems.) Toyota sometimes uses Type T which is only available through Toyota and Lexus Parts departments. Honda also specs out their own formula which is available from Honda or Jazz part departments. A gearbox will not work properly or may even slip or shudder with the incorrect fluid, so make sure that you double check. Your owner’s manual will tell you which fluid is required. Naturally, the owner’s manual will try to convince you to only use the manufacturer’s branded fluid, but they will also provide you with the specs for the oil. If the aftermarket product indicates on its container that they meet or exceed the specs for a particular type of gearbox fluid, it is generally ok to use that product.
Most Honda Jazz Gearbox problems can’t be fixed by the average do-it-yourself. There are just too many specialized tools and pieces of equipment you’ll need, and buying this expensive gear just to screw up your first three tries at fixing the thing just doesn’t make too much sense. When your gearbox gets tired, you’ll have to buy another and we can supply that need.
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All our automatic gearbox and manual gearbox are available new, second-hand and remanufactured or reconditioned to the highest standards. All our gearbox components meet or exceed all original manufactures specifications, and most of the time the Honda Jazz Gearbox components are sourced from our specialist breakers. You can buy with confidence from us, knowing that you have the best quality Honda Jazz Gearbox with the best warranty protection. We have an extensive network of industry contacts to ensure you find what you are looking for.
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