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DTC P1744 is "TCC - Excessive Slip Detected During Full TCC Engagement". Which means that the Torque Converter Clutch (TCC) is disengaged or the EPC pressure is at the minimum.

The most likely cause is a sticking or bad TCC solenoid inside the transmission. You can check the connector at the transmission to make sure it is clean and tight and that it is not damaged in any way.

If the TCC and wiring is okay, then pressure testing of the transmission will need to be done.

A new torque converter from Ford is about $265.00 and about 4 hours labor. Throw in a $40.00 TCC solenoid and I don't think it'll be more than $700.00 at worst.

If the pressure test is good then it's just going to be the $40.00 tcc solenoid and the cost of the transmission oil and filter changed which should be around $150.00

Good luck and hope it's just a loose wire harness to the solenoid which would cost $0.00 and just your time to locate the break in the wire. The other thing to, is to add a transmission fluid additive that would restore the clutch pack in the transmission and Torque Converter.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Apr 27, 2019


I have a Ford 5000 RDS-EON.
I need a KEY CODE.
The serial number: M344718.

Thanks a lot.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jan 20, 2019


i need key code ford ford fiesta 2002 3500 rds eon
email me spangeorgemarian@yahoo.com
thx for help

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jan 09, 2019


think u need a tool it locks the engine at top dead centre then u line cams up

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Oct 26, 2018


You have to run the engine for 1 hr without trying to put the code in that will clear it after 1 hr you can put in the code

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 05, 2018


your car if it was a black key like i have for my ford car you may have to have the car tow to the ford dealer and they will make you a key because the key has to be reprogram to the car.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 02, 2018


When you install the bearing are you replacing the complete hub? The torque spec for this is 130-174 ft.lbs. Also are the rims and tires of stock size?

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jun 29, 2018


Built into the transmission range selector on top of transmision

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on May 23, 2018


The orifice tube is inside the line going to the evaporator you have to disconnect the lines to get to it you should change the accumulator tank because that's a very likely leak spot a/c systems never need freon unless there's a leak in the system and that tank is almost always responsible buy a can with dye in it to get the system charged enough to get the compressor to cycle the leak will show up wherever it is then repair and have the system evacuated with a vacuum pump do not skip this step you will have a bad result of blowing seals in the compressor or the orings on the lines plus you just spent $$to fix it do it right one time ok good luck stephen

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Apr 20, 2018


How hot does the engine get in degrees F? The radiator fan won't turn on till about 220 degrees F. You can use non-contact temp gun to check engine temp.
Any applicable trouble codes? Around here, some of the national brand auto stores will check p0 codes for free, if there are any.
You can use digital multimeter, ohms setting, Check across sensor terminals, as the engine warms up, the resistance is less. Just to see if working properly. If you want the exact specs, I'll try to find it. All I can do is help with testing. You have to do the testing.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Feb 04, 2018


you need a good mechanic to test it for parasitic draw. call around and ask who can do it. if they say im not sure dont go there.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jan 29, 2018


Sounds like you have really screwed the pooch here. What I suspect you did was put the wrong transmission fluid in when you replaced the fluid. If you did use the right fluid, then I would suspect that there is not enough fluid in the transmission to make it work. Check if you used the right fluid and also check your trans fluid level.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jan 27, 2018


Remove and clean the IAC valve with MAF cleaner...go for 10 minute drive, then see if rough idle condition is resolved...cheers

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jan 25, 2018


It is a solenoid short, so check the wiring to it and replace it. See the link

Vitara TCC sol short Google Search

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jan 03, 2018


Under the hood there is a fuse/relay panel. Check each fuse, some are larger and rectangular as opposed to the blade fuses inside the car. You may also need to trace the negative cable from the battery and make sure its still grounded on the chassis properly. Loosen and tighten the bolt to make sure it has good contact.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Nov 22, 2017


Could be a worn out piolet bearing located in the back of the crankshaft in front of the clutch plate.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Oct 29, 2017


IS IT CARBY IF SO PUT CAP FULL OF FUEL IN TOP OF CARBY IF THAT WORKS TAKE OF FUEL LINE AND CHECK NEEDLE N SEAT IF ITS FUEL INJECTED TAKE OF FUEL LINE TO SEE IF FUEL PUMPS OUT IF YOU HAVE ELEC FUEL PUMP IT MAY ME THAT AS WELL CHEERS

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Oct 10, 2017

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