Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161209-55387-5xnu9jjs:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161209-55387-5xnu9jjs:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161209-55387-5xnu9jjs:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161209-55387-5xnu9jjs:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161209-55387-5xnu9jjs:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161209-55387-5xnu9jjs:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161209-55387-5xnu9jjs:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161209-55387-5xnu9jjs:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161209-55387-5xnu9jjs:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161209-55387-5xnu9jjs:173:8

How Long Does a Transmission Oil Pressure Switch Last?

oil pressure switch

The transmission oil lubricates the different parts in the transmission to ensure they are protected against heat and friction. In addition, the transmission fluid pump creates hydraulic pressure inside of the transmission. The purpose of the transmission oil pressure switch is to read the amount of pressure that is inside of the transmission. This reading is then sent to your vehicle’s computer, which decides if the clutch should be told to shift.

The transmission fluid should be changed every 30,000 to 60,000 miles for both automatic and manual transmission vehicles. The oil pressure switch should be inspected during this time as well as other parts of the transmission to ensure everything is operating properly.

Over time, the transmission oil pressure switch can wear down because of the hard environment it works in. It is subjected to heat and friction on a daily basis, so the switch can become broken, fail, or not read the pressure accurately. Normally, the transmission oil pressure switch will need to be replaced at least once during a vehicle’s lifetime, so if you start to notice symptoms, contact a professional mechanic to further assist you.

If your seal is not working properly and fluid is leaking, this can potentially lead to a large problem. Automatic transmission fluid cleans and conditions the seals, so if it does get too low, the engine will seize up and stop working completely. Before this happens, the vehicle may have a burnt smell to it or you may notice reddish fluid leaking beneath your vehicle. It is important to check your transmission fluid and refill it if need be as soon as you notice these symptoms. Furthermore, the vehicle will then need to be checked out by a mechanic to find the cause of the leak.

Since this part can wear down and need to be replaced over time, it is important to recognize the symptoms it gives off before it completely fails.

Signs your transmission oil pressure switch needs to be replaced include:

  • The vehicle goes into limp mode

  • The transmission will not move into higher gears

  • When the transmission does shift gears, it is harsh and not smooth

  • The Check Engine Light is on

Have a certified mechanic replace the failing transmission oil pressure switch to eliminate any further problems with your vehicle.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.

ASK A QUESTION

More related articles

P0121 OBD-II Trouble Code: TPS "A" Circuit Range Performance Problem
P0121 code definition Throttle Pedal Position Sensor/Switch (TPS) A Circuit Range Performance Problem What the P0121 code means P0121 is a generic OBD-II code which indicates that the Engine Control...
P0222 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle/Pedal Position Switch/Sensor B Circuit Low Input
P0222 code definition Throttle/Pedal Position Switch/Sensor B Circuit Low Input What the P0222 code means The manufacturer specifies a range of acceptable voltage to be produced from the throttle position...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...


Related questions

Q: Lost oil pressure.

Sounds like it could be the oil pressure sensor. Have a technician test the sensor to determine if it is bad and if it needs to be replaced. I definitely would not drive it until that is checked because you...

Q: EGR codes P0489 and P042E.

These codes are for EGR low flow and and a EGR valve being stuck open. Sounds to me like carbon buildup has wedged the valve open and further blocked flow through it. Have a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic,...

Q: How do I turn on the parking lights in a 2012 Toyota Corolla?

The parking lights are operated via the light switch, which is on the end of the turn signal lever. To turn on the parking lights, rotate the light switch to the parking lights position. When the parking lights are turned...