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I have been lurking on here for a few months since I used to own an 87 5.0 t-bird and an 88 turbo coupe. And since I can't get any real tech on any of the stang boards I figured I 'd give it a shot here if you guys don't mind.
My wife has a totally stock 98 gt. The car has 60,000 miles and has been taken care of. The trans is the 4r70w. This past tuesday the o/d light began to flash. It does it usually as the car is first started then goes away after it warms up. I took it to the tranny shop and the mechanic said it was an overheating code? He cleared it and it didn't come back until the next morning when I started it up. I just let it sit in park and it will do it.:confused: I changed the fluid and filter to no avail. Someone suggested it might be the fluid temp sensor. This sounds feasible. Where is it located, and what does it look like?
Also I have an auto xray 6000 code scanner which will clear the code. For the life of me I cannot find out how to read the codes fir the tranny though. They don't come up when I do a normal scan. Anyone have any input? Thanks guys, I hope someone can help.:)
 

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If you start up from cold and immediately get a overtemp code, then yes youll need to replace the sensor. it takes a while for trannies to heat up.
 

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shortest wire when you remove the pan. its hooked to a big black part on the VB... the black thing is it.
 

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The TOT (Transmission Oil Temperature) sensor is the black plastic tab lookin thing at the end of the transmissions harness inside the pan.
 

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But he says it's a 98 Mustang...if that's the case then he doesn't have wires in the pan he has the one piece connector with the temp sensor integrated into it.

If this is the case then I think you need to replace the entire one-piece connector in there. It just snaps in/out of place.
 
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