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Where and what is a tr/mlp sensor for transmission?

Transmission is slippin did due to water in trans read something about tr/mlp sensor going out due to  moisture.

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It mounts on driver's side of transmission where linkage is.

Another concern is did water get into the trans.? If so then that could be a problem. The glue that is used to bond the clutches to the plates in the tranny is water soluable,in other words it will cause them to unbond. The only fix for that is replacement of the clutches.

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle safely on jackstands.
  3. Place the transmission in Neutral.
  4. Remove and discard the manual control lever nut, then remove the lever from the transmission.
  5. Detach the TR sensor electrical harness connector, remove the TR sensor retaining bolts, then pull the TR sensor off of the transmission case.
To install:
  1. Position the TR sensor against the transmission case and loosely install the 2 retaining screws.
  2. Attach the TR sensor electrical harness connector.
  3. Use an alignment tool, such as the TR Sensor Alignment Tool T93P-70010-A, to align the TR sensor slots.
  4. Tighten the TR sensor bolts to 80-100 inch lbs. (9-11 Nm).
  5. Position the manual control lever onto the TR sensor, then install the new lever nut to 22-26 ft. lbs. (30-35 Nm).
  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.

Fig. : Adjusting the MLP sensor (click image for zoom)

Park is the last detent when the manual control lever is full forward. Return 2 detents toward the output shaft for Neutral.

  1. Position the manual control lever in Neutral .
  2. Raise the and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Loosen the sensor retaining bolts.
  4. Insert Gear Position Sensor Adjuster tool T93P-700 10-A or equivalent, into the slots.
  5. Align all 3 slots on the MLP sensor with 3 tabs on the tool.
  6. Tighten the attaching screws to 80-100 inch lbs. (9-11 Nm).
  7. Lower the vehicle.
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ISSUE: Some vehicles may exhibit a shift concern and/or a harsh engagement concern due to water intrusion into the MLP/TR sensor and vehicle harness. There may also be a number of different DTC's along with those concerns.
ACTION: Replace the MLP/TR sensor and vehicle harness connector if signs of water is evident.

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