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trans over heat lite

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by bb45, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. bb45

    bb45 Member
    from waverly
    Messages: 37

    one of our trucks has the trans temp lite coming on intermitantly when plowing any ideas
     
  2. dodgeboy06

    dodgeboy06 Member
    Messages: 42

    Not sure what year you are seeing this issue with but I had a similar problem with my 2005 with the Cummins in it and I replaced the temp sensor in the transmission. You have to pull the pan and it is right there on the passsenger side of the transmission under the pan. I have been out a couple of times since I replaced it and so far so good. Hope this helps and good luck in getting it fixed.
     
  3. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    I don't know how often those sensors fail, but I know plowing ALWAYS heats up transmissions and there's no shortage of folks on this site with their transmissions running too hot. Do you have an auxiliary transmission cooler? Has your transmission been maintained regularly with clean fluid so the cooler isn't plugged up? If you use low range (which reduces stress on the transmission) does that help?
     
  4. bb45

    bb45 Member
    from waverly
    Messages: 37

    truck is 03 new to us this year in thinkin its a sensor issue, low lock is great for plowing but our lots are to big to run in low , fluid is cleen and not burnt smelling
     
  5. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    I run a Temp gauge in both my trucks, this way I know how hot they are and can let off the go pedal before they get hot. This is really only a issue on wet heavy snow on long runs. One of my trucks has two in it - one in the pan and one in the line going to the cooler. If I had only one it would be in the line to the cooler because the one to the cooler will hit 180 F and the pan will still show 120-30 ish.

    :mechanic:
     
  6. jimv

    jimv Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    my dodge was doing this did filter and new fluid and dodge have 2 filter