At oil temp light flashing

Asked by Nov 16, 2016 at 07:19 PM about the 2003 Subaru Outback Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

AT oil temp light is flashing
and transmission is not
shifting correctly, what can
cause this?

2 Answers

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Low transmission fluid causing the transmission to overheat. If you keep driving the vehicle with low fluid, you'll burn up the clutch plates. As in no driving. Look for obvious leaks around the transmission, near the radiator and if your vehicle has a secondary trans oil cooler.. check that too.

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Can also be throttle position sensor going out. There is a way to read a "code" off the flashing a/t oil temp light, that code will tell you if it's the TPS

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