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The AT OIL Temp is blinking, 4 weeks ago, 2001 forester, not

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the AT OIL Temp is...
the AT OIL Temp is blinking
JA: When was your last oil change?
Customer: 4 weeks ago
JA: What is the model/year of your Subaru?
Customer: 2001 forester
JA: Are you fixing your Forester yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: not myself, I have dealer fixed it but 4 months later it happens again
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: please connect me to subaru mechanic
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Subaru
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Dealer said "computer controler needs to be replaced in order to fix already replaced rebuilt transmission to fix AT OIL Temp is blinking again".
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Subaru Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago
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Hi Im David, Ok, the light is flashing because there is a fault in the system, what needs to be done is to find out what corresponding code there is, the easiest way is to get a scanner that can read the transmission codes. until you can get the transmission codes there is nothing that can be done.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Could computer controller burns the transmission?
Subaru Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

no

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Subaru Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

you need to get the codes that are in the transmission control module. there isnt any sense of asking anything else. i dont guess.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Can I ask question now?
Subaru Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

the codes need pulled fromthe transmission control module..... i will opt out and allow someone else guess.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Transmission was replaced 4 months ago, now they want to replace computer controller. Does this sound right?
Subaru Mechanic: Daniel Wilson,
 replied 1 year ago
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Hi my name is***** actual AT temp needs to be confirmed if it is an actual temp problem or a faulty temp sensor or harness issue causing the fault and you will need to have a scan tool plugged in to get the fault codes logged which tells us what component or part of the circuit the fault is in. Make sure the oil cooler was flushed or replaced or it could contaminate the new transmission if they did not. Let me know

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I don't know how to troubleshooting myself. Four month ago dealer replaced transmission and harness cable. Now Dealer says computer controller is bad. In order to fix AT OIL Temp blinking, they said computer controller needs to be replaced, otherwise will burn the replaced transmission. Does this sounds right?
Subaru Mechanic: Daniel Wilson,
 replied 1 year ago

thanks for the update. It is possible yes if the software or controller has an issue it could over time caus a failure. This is the last resort. I would hope they went through all the testing of the wiring and sensors to narrow it down to the controller and not a mechanical problem from not flushing the circuit and oil cooler when they replaced the transmission. I would look into that as a controller will not correct an actual overheat issue. If there is not true overheat issue then the controller can give a false message is there is a problem with it or the wiring or sensor. Let me know

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