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P0711 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Range/Performance". This can happen for multiple reasons and a mechanic needs to diagnose the specific cause for this code to be triggered in your situation. Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office to perform the Check Engine Light diagnostic. Once we are able to diagnose the problem, you will be provided with an upfront quote for the recommended fix and receive $20.00 off as a credit towards the repair. All our repairs are backed by our 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty.
The P0711 code is a generic powertrain code related to the transmission, including sensor failures and pressure faults. In this case, it means that the engine control module (ECM) or powertrain control module (PCM) has detected a fault or error with the Transmission Fluid temperature circuit.
Codes related to the P0711 include:
A code P0711 will be stored when the ECM/PCM has found a problem with the transmission temperature. If the transmission temperature rises above a preset temperature (refer to your vehicle’s service manual for specifics to your make and model), a code can be stored.
A vehicle’s automatic transmission uses a temperature sensor to send the ECM/PCM information. The sensor is typically a two-wire variable-resistance type sensor, with a voltage wire and ground wire. The reference voltage helps the ECM/PCM monitor the transmission’s temperature. If the transmission temperature is too high, or too low, a code will be stored.
Several problems may cause a P0711 code including:
Symptoms of a P0711 code may include:
A mechanic may use several methods to diagnose a P0711 trouble code, including:
If a P0711 code is stored and the engine is not overheating but the transmission is, it is possible that the transmission fluid used was subpar, or the fluid levels are dangerously low.
Because a vehicle’s safe driving operation most likely will be impacted due to faults that store a P0711 code, this code is considered a potentially serious code. When this code appears, it is recommended to immediately take your vehicle to your local service center or mechanic for repair and diagnosis.
Several repairs can fix a P0711 trouble code and include:
If this code is stored, it is recommended to immediately cease using the vehicle and have it towed to or looked at by a mechanic for diagnosis and repair.
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