Originally Posted by HowieE
How are you reading that transmission temperature? That seams very hot and yes if it is that hot it would influence the condenser.
I would verify the trans before anything else.
Not really. The normally discussed "normal" trans temps are measured at the sump....after cooling and before being drawn into the trans innerds for lube and cooling. The general path for this "normal" cool (190* - 200*ish) is from sump to pump. from there some is split off for lube, cooling and hydraulic application of trans innerds. The lion's share goes to the torque converter. When the TC is not locked, there is a tremendous amount of turbulence and friction created in the fluid. The fluid leaves the TC and goes to the cooler. It is very hot at that point. That is normal. However, is 250* normal for that particular trans? The only spec you are likely to find is for sump temps. If they are abnormally high then 250* is too hot. If sump temps are normal, then 450* is fine.