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If you check the fluid level is it full? Do you know if you have the CVT or six speed? If you put it in low gear will the transmission move?
Did you check for codes or anything before taking the transmission apart?
I'm not sure how you expect to know what is wrong without diagnosing the transmission. You can't tear into a transmission without an idea of what is wrong or it is a guessing game. You could have a pump issue or it could simply be a wire concern. The CVT transmission can't be overhauled with out a lot of special tools and equipment. The transmission is also electronically controlled. I'm sure you aren't going to be happy with what I am telling you but you shouldn't have started to tear it apart without at least some more testing If it works in low and not in drive that is a different issue. Since the vehicle is electronically controlled they are monitored closely for faults. It could be a module fault. The CVT also requires a special fluid and if the wrong fluid was ever used it ruins the transmission.
That will make it more difficult because all codes will now be erased. What color was the fluid you removed from the vehicle?
The red fluid is your problem. CVT fluid is a clear bluish in color and the wrong fluid will destroy it. he fluid when burned will get a brown tint but still be clear.
There is a chance adding the right fluid may make the transmission work without minimal damage?
Sounds good. The scanner will need to be able to test the TCM as well as PCM.