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Old 12-03-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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So, I was driving on the highway going about 70 on cruise control, and suddenly the car revs itself and the yellow light that looks like a star with exclamation point inside went on. After about 3-5 seconds it turned off and the car arn perfectly again. I checked the trans fluid, it is brown. Should I do a pan drop and change the filter, or should I leave it? What else could be the cause of that light that went on. I've searched over google and people are saying its transmission issue. Any ideas? Thank you.


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Light brown may be a sign of coolant contamination,,, that may point to a problem in the radiator, a break that is allowing coolant to leak into the trans fluid.
Hopefully not though.

And yes, dropping the pan, changing the filter and fluid would be a good idea.
The light is for trans over temp. If the fluid is old/dirty it can't deal with heat as new would.
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Light brown may be a sign of coolant contamination,,, that may point to a problem in the radiator, a break that is allowing coolant to leak into the trans fluid.
Hopefully not though.

And yes, dropping the pan, changing the filter and fluid would be a good idea.
The light is for trans over temp. If the fluid is old/dirty it can't deal with heat as new would.
thank you very much for your reply. As you open the hood there is a tube that coolant goes through it is right on top of the radiator. That has a coolant leak on one side and I put some putty on but it didn't help. Its leaking but very very slowly. What you are thinking is exactly what I am thinking. That since I was going on the highway for about 40 miles at 70 constantly the oil overheated, because I was driving around the city and nothing happend just on the highway. I will drop the pan tomorrow and change the filter and gasket and take it on a highway run again and see if it still does the same thing and I will let you know.
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