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Understanding the Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor

Transmission fluid temperature Sensor

Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor

The Transmission Oil Temperature Sensor is used in automotive applications to monitor the temperature of transmission fluid and provide feedback in order to prevent the transmission from overheating, which can result in performance and reliability issues.

Symptoms of a Faulty Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor

  • Check engine light should be illuminated.
  • Torque converter that isn’t working properly
  • operation of the clutch Shifts that are harsh or delayed
  • The vehicle has become stuck in limp mode.

Where is the location of the transmission fluid temperature sensor?

A transmission fluid temperature sensor (TFT) is one of several sensors that provide input to the transmission control module (TCM). It is found in the transmission or transaxle’s valve body or oil pan. This sensor is used by the TCM to monitor the temperature of the transmission fluid.

Transmission fluid sensor location


6 OBD DTC Code Related to Transmission Fuel Temperature Sensor

  • P0714 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Intermittent
  • P0713 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input
  • P0712 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input
  • P0711 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
  • P0710 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Malfunction
  • P0218 – Transmission Fluid Temperature Over-Temperature Condition


The above error code could be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Temperature sensor for transmission fluid is faulty.
  • Transmission issues
  • Issues with the wiring
  • PCM is faulty.

Thank You! This tutorial is humbly researched and compiled by Erwin Salarda.



Hello, my name is Erwin Salarda, and I'm from the Philippines. My main interests are computers and automobiles, and I am very enthusiastic about learning new things in life. Everything on this website was lovingly created with the goal of sharing it with you.