Q: Light indicates transmission problem

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A warning light on my dash is indicating that I have a problem with my transmission.

A code scan with an advanced scan tool is required to read the codes from the transmission. The codes will then help diagnosis of the actual problem. A test drive by a technician will also aid in diagnosis. An inspection from a qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can help you determine the cause of your transmission warning light, and recommend the best solution.

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