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I'm getting a Tran Hot Idle Engine Message. What do I need

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I'm getting a Tran Hot Idle Engine Message. What do I need to do?
JA: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?
Customer: 230.000/4.6
JA: What is the model/year of your Cadillac?
Customer: 2004 SRX
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I changed the fluids
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Not that I know of
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** usually means the transmission cooler is getting clogged up so you will want to start by flushing it out. There is also a thermal bypass valve built into the cooler line which could be causing the problem. If transmission shift fine I wouldn't suspect anything serious. Let me know if yoou have more questions, thanks.