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2003 Acura TL, the 5th gear light keeps blinking. Codes indicate transition heat sensor ? tested sensor OK. Could this be a computer failure?

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  • nang413 Feb 21, 2009

    i had the same problem and my gears was slipping too and they told me to replace the trans senor(it cost about 350.00) and it worked.but my gears was still slipping on 2nd and 3rd gear. now a year and a half later i have to replace my tranny

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    I can't find the crank position sensor on Acura TL 3.2, S type

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I have seen some problems with these sensors going bad when hot replace the sensor and the harness. before you condemm the computer.

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I have same issue .i pulled a trany line off the tranny to see if fluid was pumping and what u knoa? no fluid pumping.i worked on trannys or 15 yrsnow and seen this before..the torqueconverter,the pump fails insid it then your tcm cant recognise the failure so it throws lights on ala blinkig 5th gear light an will tell u every or alot of sensors are faulty or bad.90 percent of the isue a bad torque converter it costs for the converter aound150 200 bucks depeding where u byit at.i u can do it yourself then u save 1000 bucks having a shop do it for 1000 bucks

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Blinking d5 light suggests signs of tranny failure get it checked out!! these cars have alot of transmission issues.

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