Oil temp light is flashing what’s the problem

Asked by Jun 10, 2019 at 10:51 PM about the 1999 Subaru Forester

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers


That light is for the transmission and it means the trans fluid is low; causing the transmission to overheat. Driving with low fluid will burn up the clutches. Look for leaks at the transmission and near the radiator. go to a car parts store and have codes read, probably free, and this will tell whether the problem is with the transmission or the throttle.

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You should check the TCM, (Transmission Control Module) and all the harness between TCM and combination meter,and the poor contact of the connector.

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