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I live in South East Georgia. I have a Subaru 2013 Outback. I tow an Aliner Ranger. Approximate wt. 1600 lbs. Would like to monitor transmission temp when traveling. I have an OBDLink LX. Not sure if it is going to show this information. Looking for suggestions. Thanks and please have patience with me.
 

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I think your scanner will read whatever is available, it's going to be up to your app to do something with it. I think AT temps are recorded by the vehicle, you'll need to read your app manual to figure out how to display it.

My OB has the blue/red coolant temp light.

Blue = cold
Off = normal
Blinking Red = hot, slow down
Solid Red = pull over and read the "what to do in case of emergency" section of the manual.

The AT light
Off = normal
On = hot, pull over and let the engine idle until the light goes off

I have not seen any information on what the temperature setpoints are for those indicators.

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I've pulled approx the same wt trailer through some pretty mountainous areas. They were a lower elevation (the Appalachians, not the Rockies). You lose about 3% HP for every 1000' above sea level.

The trailer I pulled through those mountains was a 5x8 UHaul, which stands pretty tall and catches a lot of wind. I pulled a 4x8 through the Ozarks and the 2.5 barely know it was back there.

I looked at the Aliner Ranger 12 dimensions, and it looks like the height is similar to the 4x8 but much wider.

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Have you ever seen either of the temp warning lights come on? (I haven't.)
 

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I monitor my 2013 3.6R temps using ActiveODB Android app with a wifi ODBII reader. Works great!
 
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