You're most welcome. No problem driving, it will just drive limpy. The beehive is the CVT fluid warmer on the front of the tranny below the starter, it looks sort of like an old-fashioned beekeeper's box. Replacing the sensor isn't complicated except for needing to jack the car and having specific tools to bust the starter bolts, so any decent wrench jockey should be able to handle it.burrpenick wrote: ↑Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:10 pmThanks for that info. So driving it like this is not a problem, hopefully. So the sensors on the drivers side but what is the beehive? thanks for the tip- Id usually try it myself, but his appears to be more of a pain that I can or want to deal with. Do you think its doable by a private shop vs the dealer?
Not possible. You can get at the connector and bolt, but the sensor extends too deep into the trans to be removed with the starter in place.
If it's missing a tooth once in a while when cold then it could pass an SRT on a long drive and turn off the light. But it shouldn't be missing any teeth ever, so it's still on the way out and you'll want to replace it.burrpenick wrote: ↑Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:58 pmThe CEL was on when she left, but she noticed the next day in Atlanta that it was off. Could the highway drive have somehow caused the trans to clear itself? Or is this just a warning that the trans speed sensor is not working correctly and that I need to watch/replace it soon?
SRT is "Self Readiness Test", it's a fixed number of key cycles and circumstances without an error being detected. All DTC's will clear themselves after passing an SRT, although the requirements are much more involved for some DTC's than others. Calm down, it's very unlikely it's the gear.burrpenick wrote: ↑Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:06 pmTesting- doesnt appear that I've been getting notified of replies, lets see if this one comes. Regarding the last reply, Im not sure how this trans speed sensor works- and have no ida what an SRT is (Mopar hot rod!) missing a tooth makes me wonder? Sure hope its not a gear inside the trans- must be on the the sensor itself- although I thought it was electrical only?