1997 Saturn SC2 Q&A

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

checked code and it indicates senor is not working -
Answer 1
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 -
Comment 1
would this sensor -if bad- cause the transmission to not shift into 3rd gear unless the car has warmed up after 10 min? -
Comment 2
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 -
Comment 3
Thanks for this info-it was VERY helpful! -