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Old 08-26-2005, 12:56 AM   #1
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Default Engine Coolant Sensor affecting transmission?

A local shop checked my 1996 SL2's transmission as occasionally it shifts strangely, usually when very hot out or after much stop-and-go driving. Of course, the car acted normally at the shop, but they did find an engine coolant temperature error code. They said that it was probably due to a faulty temperature sensor and that a bad sensor can affect the computer's control of the transmission. Can a faulty ECTS affect the transmission's operation and/or cause an error code? The car occasionally exhibits some other symptoms of a defective ECTS. I believe the ECTS was changed about 4 years ago. Thanks!

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Old 08-26-2005, 07:44 AM   #2
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It did mine. Intermittent shifting into overdrive. SOmetimes it would - some times it wouldn't. Per Wolf and Luke I changed the ECTS and the prob vanished. This is an excellent forum!

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Old 08-26-2005, 08:22 AM   #3
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Default Re: Engine Coolant Sensor affecting transmission?

mine too.

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Old 08-26-2005, 08:46 AM   #4
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Default Re: Engine Coolant Sensor affecting transmission?

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> Fm SW 1 philly <
> This is an excellent forum! <
That's because of it's composed, rational, articulate, & highly experienced auto/techs membership. we have some sharp ones here, while each always being open to rebuttals and other's input. That's called a true learning forum, and we have it.

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> 95 SL 2 = 649,619 Miles 40.4 MPG, as of 4/19/11. My manual Radiator Fan Switch, courtesy of Wolfman's patient installation guidance, continues to be.......invaluable <

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Old 08-26-2005, 10:24 AM   #5
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That's because of it's composed, rational, articulate, & highly experienced auto/techs membership. we have some sharp ones here, while each always being open to rebuttals and other's input. That's called a true learning forum, and we have it.
and in my limited experience, an extremely rare situation on the internet

maybe the should call it:

"a different kind of forum for a different kind of car"

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Old 08-26-2005, 02:17 PM   #6
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^^^^^^^^^^^ Very Good

A different kind of fourm for a different kind of car.......

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