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BMW Transmission Fault Code P0741 Torque Converter Clutch

Jerking/vibration on initial acceleration & after complete stop

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SOURCE: p0741 Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Preformance or Stuck Off

Toyota is aware of this situation. Production changes have ocurred to correct this condition.

Here is what you do: Take your vehicle to your Toyota dealer. Tell them that you have a P-0741 code, and you want them to apply "Toyota Technical Service bulletin TC008-04" to your vehicle. They will perform several tests, and if you vehicle is lower than 5 years old, and less than 60, 000 miles, they will fix it for free. This TSB is covered by the Powertrain Warranty. Additionally, Thay may replace the ECU with an updated unit, and that particular warranty is in effect for 96 months or 80,000 miles.

This will definatly cure your issue.


Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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SOURCE: F250 2002 V10 fault code P0743 torque converter clutch circuit

hi if the torque coverter is faulty it will not run right as this is what transferes the engines power to the box change it before it damages the box that will be expensive as the metal parts in the coverter will break up and will transfere it through your box if it hasn,t allready done so best of luck yates210456

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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SOURCE: These codes comes out P0741

Your torque converter is not locking up.
The solution is to have the torque converter replaced and the transmission serviced.
Hopefully, you are still under warranty and can get it repaired it for free.
If not, it can get pretty expensive.

Posted on May 05, 2009

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hello there

The problem is with the gear oil. To keep ahead of the rest BMW started what they call life time oil for their gear boxes, though that sounds great it doesn't really work in reality, they have now gone back to recommending a gear oil change every 60k miles.

In short you need to change your gear oil and soon, the oil in your gear box is no longer effective and will damage the gear box. You'll need about 5 litres for your car and costs around £15 a litre, expensive stuff!! I had the same problem with my 328i auto, the dealer was clueless and kept quoting the lifetime oil, I changed the oil and the problem has gone and it's so much smoother.

Hope this helps, please don't forget to rate me.

Posted on May 20, 2009

morse008
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SOURCE: check engine light came on, code was p0741... the

this is most likely true .try disconnecting the battery positive terminal for 1 minute to see if it will reset itself

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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Your torque converter is not locking up.
The solution is to have the torque converter replaced and the transmission serviced.
Hopefully, you are still under warranty and can get it repaired it for free.
If not, it can get pretty expensive.

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