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2001 Subaru Forester L blinking At Oil Temp. light.Replaced

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2001 Subaru Forester L blinking At Oil Temp. light.Replaced atf sensor twice(OEM).Fluid replaced 3 times.Got a used trans.from a junk yard.78k miles.I put about 38k miles on it.This is happening for the last 11/2 year. It went away for a while.When I turn the car off and restart the light goes away.Spent countless time.Trans.experts.They want to install trans.cooler .Other trans,guy ask me to replace T.C.U and mentioned it is your electrical problems.Almost !1/2 years!!!I got ~220kmiles on it.I have order used T.C.M.If that does not work I got to go back and have wiring checked out(tedious & expensive job).Other mechanic is telling me I got a weak trans.I don,t know what to beleive.Dealer told me to start eith $600.00 harness.I got my money back from Just Answer too.
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Customer: I got my money back.Problem is still there.
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: AT.Oil Temp
JA: Are you fixing your Forester yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Replaced Atf sensor 2 times(O.E.M)
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: This car has history of blinking at oil temp.light.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 8 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.

Have you monitored the trans oil temp with a gauge and through scan tool to see if the readings match and or are actually high?

How long must your drive for the warning to come on?

Chris

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Even when the car is pulled out from garage after all night.
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 8 months ago.

Thanks,

Have you monitored the trans oil temp with a gauge and through scan tool to see if the readings match and or are actually high?

Chris

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I can call you too.
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 8 months ago.

I can not address this concern over the phone.