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Transmission high temperature warning indicator on dash panel comes on...what should I look for?

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A new car................no . when that happens, if you can pull the transmission dipstick , look for a red / pink color on the dipstick. make sure you have enough tranny fluid. also Smell the dipstick. does the fluid look grey or black and smell burned ? if so go see a transmission specialist . if not , it could be caused from a short , broken sensor on the tranny or a bad sensor.
also , it can be because your being too rough on your car. if your not hotrodding your car, check the fluid color n smell.

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  • jesse nelson Jul 31, 2010

    yes, flatland seems to take longer for transmissions to wear. but heavy hauling ,or driving up and down hills puts wear n tear on transmissions much faster. if the fluid is just brown n smells slightly burnt , you may just need a routine transmission service ( usually about 100 dollars Here in texas ) they drain the fluid from the transmission and replace it with new fluid, and while they have the pan off they can do an inspection for broken parts and they change the transmission oil FILTER and the pan gasket.

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I have a 2206 DODGE DAKOTA but the Symbol Which is the transmission Temperature keeps turning on and then turns off what does thazt mean.

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