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1997 Saturn SC2 Question: Trying to locate the automatic transmission fluid temp sensor

 

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toomuchwork, 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Dallas, TX, March 30, 2011, 06:49
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checked code and it indicates senor is not working

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    March 30, 2011, 07:01
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    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.

    Roy

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    Visitor, March 30, 2011, 07:18

    would this sensor -if bad- cause the transmission to not shift into 3rd gear unless the car has warmed up after 10 min?

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    mastertech6371, March 30, 2011, 07:38
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    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.

    Roy

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    Visitor, March 30, 2011, 08:54

    Thanks for this info-it was VERY helpful!

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