Question about 2001 Ford Windstar
Car leaking transmission oil when going up hills
That appears to be a transmission torque converter code
Google-- as I did & read about it
I would have a professional scanner pull that code,
to make sure it is correct & seek advice from a shop
of your choice
Obviously-- I wouldn't even use any vehicle, with any leaks,
repair them,your asking for bigger issues
Posted on Dec 10, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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.
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
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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
Posted on May 18, 2011
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