I have been having issues with my Taurus. No physical symptoms, other
than an occasional Tranny Warning light flashing (Gear with ! on
dash). It never seems to happen when the tranny guy has the vehicle
connected to his computer monitor and there are no stored codes for
him to read.
I recently went out and purchased one of those Scan Gauge units for
monitoring my gas mileage. I noticed that there are a few Tranny
stats that I can grab and display real-time. One of those is
transmission fluid temp, which is one of the suspects the tranny guy
What I need to know is what is the acceptable (safe) range of
transmission fluid temps on my car. I can see the current temp, but
it is meaningless to me if I don't know what the high part of the
acceptable range is. Thanks in advance for any assistance anybody can
Thanks for your response. It is not the check engine, it is the
tranny light. There are no codes. Period. I was watching the
ScanGauge TFT and it was running pretty steady between 90 and 120 and
there was no flashing tranny light. Then out of nowhere, it jumped to
around 8100, 2 seconds later, the light flashed and kept flashing for
a few moments. It then dropped and bobbed around 5, and then the
light went out, and then it went back range around 100.
I am starting to think that I have a bad temp sensor in the tranny.
From what I understand (and correct me if I am wrong), it requires a
major labor effort to address this problem. I am not sure what to
do. Any advice or other thoughts?
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