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Diagnose the Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Trouble Code P0713 OBD-II

What the P0713 code means? P0713 is an OBD-II generic code for a voltage problem with the automatic transmission temperature sensor. If this code is triggered, the TCM is reading voltage that is too high for the manufacturer’s parameters, meaning the automatic transmission fluid is too hot. What causes the P0713 code? Faulty transmission fluid temperature sensor Transmission problems Wiring problems What are the symptoms of the P0713 code? A service engine soon lamp is usually accompanied by the distinctive smell of overheated transmission fluid. Smoke from the transmission area is also possible, as is transmission slippage, or lack of transmission engagement.


Common mistakes when diagnosing the P0713 code:

Misdiagnosis may range from one extreme to the other. Often, when this code is stored, a problem is incorrectly diagnosed as only a transmission fluid leak when a low fluid condition has allowed vital internal transmission components to be damaged. On the other end, the transmission does not necessarily need to be rebuilt just because it has overheated once. What repairs can fix the P0713 code? Visual inspection of the transmission to determine leaks and fluid levels if fluid is low, refill it, clear the code and monitor for it to return.

Repair any obvious leaks, change fluid, clear the code and monitor for it to return.


If no leaks are detected and fluid levels are fine, inspect the temperature sensor and replace/repair any damaged wiring or the sensor itself. If the code persists and the transmission continues to perform poorly, a rebuild or replacement may be needed. If you are getting these or any other error codes in your car, then you can visit us at PARTSAVATAR.CA, our certified mechanics will diagnose the error and fix it for you.

Partsavatar. CA - Diagnose the transmission fluid temperature sensor circuit  

P0713 is an OBD-II generic code for a voltage problem with the automatic transmission temperature sensor. A service engine soon lamp is usua...

Partsavatar. CA - Diagnose the transmission fluid temperature sensor circuit  

P0713 is an OBD-II generic code for a voltage problem with the automatic transmission temperature sensor. A service engine soon lamp is usua...

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