Transmission temp light

Asked by JacobKraus01 Jun 16, 2019 at 10:53 PM about the 1998 Dodge RAM 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 98 dodge ram 1500 5.9l 4x4. When I drive the
truck the trans temp light comes on the the O/D
light I park it and let it set turn it on and drive and it
pops up again what does that mean. Do I need
check my oil and if it needs it add oil same as my
trans fluid?

1 Answer


The lights are both for the transmission, not the engine. Check transmission fluid. If it's low or dirty, this can turn on those lights. If fluid is OK, it's probably a solenoid or a pressure imbalance in the trans and you'll have to go to a transmission shop.

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