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'Transmission Fluid Hot' warning light

My Traction Control warning light and my Transmission Fluid Hot warning light came on.My fluid levels are fine and my car is not running hot. I recently installed a new air filter. Could the new air filter not allow enough air intake to cool the transmission fluid?

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Stop using it & have the transmission temp issue
checked out

Ever change the trans fluid since it was new?

Doing it now won't help if debris froze up a valve
or temp switch in the valve body or the valve body
is worn or that model has issues that need to be updated

Posted on Mar 30, 2014

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    The valves wear into the valve body then they don't allow the fluid to go to the cooler & the trans overheats & the switch brings on your over temp light You may have little or no cooler flow so STOP using it

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Try unplugging the electrical connection on the transmission to lock it in 3rd. It might get you moving. Although the transmission is going to need rebuilt or replaced.

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