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Experience:  16 yrs. experience with auto, manual, & CVT drivelines
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I got a 2003 ford F450 with Allison auto. the temp gauge

Customer Question

I got a 2003 ford F450 with Allison auto. the temp gauge says hot , but trans is not hot and shifts fine. whats wrong
JA: Have you checked the coolant? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: yes. no leaks
JA: Are you fixing your F450 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I was going to fix myself , I thought it may have a bad sensor
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  tsmodie replied 1 month ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** hot does the gauge say it is?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
it goes all the way up to red , but it flickers, some time it will jump back down to normal , and the tow light on steering wheel blinks, but when it goes to normal . it quits blinking .
Expert:  tsmodie replied 1 month ago.

so it does not always run hot, just intermittently?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
the gauge says its hot , but the trans is not hot. the gauge just shows it intermittently, where is the heat sensor for trans located?