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My torque converter is stuck in the on position when my taurus is in park. what's the problem?

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What do you mean it is stuck in the on position? A torque converter uses fluid dynamics, there is no switch.

Posted on May 11, 2013

  • Andy May 11, 2013

    Torque converter clutch my bad... The code reads tcc solenoid but I'm hoping for an eaier fix.. Thanks

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    Chris Weiser May 11, 2013

    I would look into where the location of the solenoid is, I always recommend getting a repair guide for your vehicle when you purchase it, very valuable tool. Autozone has free repair manuals available online. Chances are you'll be replacing this solenoid, and as long as you don't have to mess with the valve body, you should be ok. It can get quite challenging if you need to dig further.



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SOURCE: 1997 sunfire Diagnostic Code PO742 ( torque converter circuit stuck on ) how to repair?

TCC silonoid.. torque converter control... seems simple but you gotta drop the front subframe to get the side panel cover to but it in....

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SOURCE: Chevy impala diagnostic code PO742

i have the same problem, what can i do to fix it?

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SOURCE: torque converter clutch solenoid stuck

Unless you live in a state that requires an emissions test, forget it. The factory fix is to replaced the converter and internal seals and bushings. These states machines will not let you run a test with the light on.

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SOURCE: 2002 torque converter stuck off

check your transmission fluid.. not enough fluid and the converter will not be able to engage

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SOURCE: Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Stuck On

the torque converter clutch circuit is inside the torque converter and is not something u can repair, the torque converter must be cut apart and rebuilt by companies who specialize in this, so all you can do is pull the transmission out of the car and replace the torque converter with a rebuilt or new unit.

Posted on May 27, 2010

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