checked code and it indicates senor is not working
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1997 Saturn SC2 Question: Trying to locate the automatic transmission fluid temp sensor
Answer #1mastertech6371 March 30, 2011, 10:01Master
first of all, a free code pull never identifies a bad part just a failed system.
the sensor is under the air filter hose assembly at the top of the trans next to the accumulator spring cover.
ReplyVisitor, March 30, 2011, 10:18
would this sensor -if bad- cause the transmission to not shift into 3rd gear unless the car has warmed up after 10 min?
Replymastertech6371, March 30, 2011, 10:38Master
no, it just measures the temp of the fluid. if it is after it warmed up, then it is a seal that is very hard cold and softens up when hot and moves or applies.
at any rate, you need a trans shop to verify the problem and give you a bid.
ReplyVisitor, March 30, 2011, 11:54
Thanks for this info-it was VERY helpful!