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So the truck got an assist home today....On a flatbed....
As the title says......
Been out of town for 2 weeks. Called the wife from the airport this morning before my flight home departed and requested she drive the truck to pick me up from the airport.
Call her when I land, she is about 10 minutes out. Then I get a text stating the wrench light is on and she is on the side of the road. I called back, walked her through the process of checking codes. It was reading TFT temp failure. The trans temp gauge on the dash was not reading anything. Had her clear the code, she made it what I would say was 1/2 a block and back into limp mode.
Grabbed a cab and met up with her. TFT reading was -68.3. Changed tunes truck runs fine but the TFT reading is bouncing back and forth from 120 to 155. Make it about a mile, -68.3 again and back into limp mode. Called tow truck and brought her home.
After a couple hour sit to cool down, I climbed under the truck and fiddled with the wiring running to the sensor, cleared code and drove it for 5 or 6 miles with the TFT temp climbing in increments as it should. Get half a block from the house, back to -68.3 and once again in limp mode.
I am sure the problem is the sensor and wonder if anyone else has experienced this. I really don't want to have to put the truck back to stock and have it towed to the dealer. I am sure that is my only course of action at this point but I figured I would ask to see if anyone has any other ideas to save me a little trouble.
On the bright side, I am only 4k away from the 30k tranny flush so I may as well have the dealer do that while they are it, but I am not looking forward to swapping everything back for such a minor problem.