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

checked code and it indicates senor is not working

by in Dallas, TX on March 30, 2011
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1 answer 3 comments
ANSWER by , March 30, 2011
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 by , March 30, 2011
would this sensor -if bad- cause the transmission to not shift into 3rd gear unless the car has warmed up after 10 min?
COMMENT by , March 30, 2011
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 by , March 30, 2011
Thanks for this info-it was VERY helpful!