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For My 2001 Ford Taurus How Do I Get The Torque Coverter Clutch System Out Of Off Position

When I Scanned My Car One Of The Codes That Came Up Was p1744 Which Is This Problem. How Can I Fix This Problem And Is It An Expensive Fix?

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P1744 is tc performance. Need new tc or try changing speed sensor.

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SOURCE: engine service light / 4 codes read description below

P1744 is probably the TC going on the way out. :(

P 340 is probably the sensor itself. Don't get the Dorman one if it is the OHV motor.

P 401 is probably a bad DPF EGR sensor.

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SOURCE: where is the torque converter

If you are having an issue with the TCC, replace your torque convertor. There is no easy way to do this. This type of repair is best left to transmission experts. It is involved just to get the transmission out. If you would like instructions to do so, let me know.

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SOURCE: 2001 taurus has been surging

This is going to need to be inspected by a trusted transmission expert in your area. This has got to be a visual inspection and diagnosis. If this has been serviced very recently, get the estimate and take it back to the shop that did the service. It sounds like it may have been overfilled or the wrong filter installed (not likely). It is also possible to have had a leak and when it finally got to a critical level, started surging and overheated causing the fluid to almost boil. This is the code definition -
P1744 Torque Converter Clutch System Stuck in Off Position

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remove the 11 year old compressor, take it in to a parts store and exchange the whole thing for a rebuilt one. at that age it makes no sense to just replace the clutch when the compressor is at the end of its service life as well. do yourself a favor and pay a repair shop specializing in car heat and A/C to install it and recharge the system for you.

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