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CVT whine

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Most days when traveling the 38 miles it takes to get home, if I drive more than 65mph on the interstate, the CVT gets really whiny by the time I'm in the last mile or two. Does anyone think a larger transmission cooler or adding a transmission cooler might be a good idea? I'm just thinking that if it is struggling that much to make the car go...even under normal highway speeds...that cooling things down might help out? I'm not getting any ecm/transmission codes, so I know its not overheating. Perhaps the "gear" whine is normal. Thoughts?
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I've had a CVT on my 250cc scooter for years and have had zero buying a small car with one wasn't much of a concern.

I do wonder how much a CVT costs to replace. I found our engine on-line and it was going for around $6,300 from Toyota.

Anybody ever price one?
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