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92 ford taurus torque converter locked

When it does go it dies at stopping as if it were a standard shift and you have not used the clutch first

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Your Transmission is in need of a rebuild which is more expensive than the car is worth. Ford built weak transmissions during that era and unless you add a large Transmission Cooler and avoid using OD while climbing hills or heavily loaded you will have these problems.

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the torque converter is locked up, you need to have the system tested there should be a trouble code for a TCC solenoid, but do the test, most times the torque converter will need to be replaced, have worked for ford dealer 25 years and seen this many times.

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The only adjustment you'll probably need is to get the air out of the clutch line. Loosen the bleeder screw, and put a two or three foot vacuum line on it. Submerse the other end of the line in a bottle of brake fluid. Pump the clutch untill no more bubbles are coming out of the hose into the bottle. Be sure to keep the reservoir topped up while you do this. Hold the clutch down, and tighten the bleeder screw. Some hydraulic clutches do have an adjustment on the rod that goes from the slave cyllinder to the pressure plate. I'm not sure about yours. If there is a nut on the rod, you can adjust it somewhat. You want it set so that there is just a little bit of play between the rod and the pressure plate where the rod goes. If none of this helps, you mayneed to replace the slave cyllinder.

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SOURCE: 1995 ford taurus no speedometer, abs light, won't shift correctly

speed sensor needs replaced

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P0740 JEEP - Torque Converter Clutch Circuit
Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Transmission shift shock
- Vehicle may not shift into the highest gear

Possible causes
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- Dirty transmission fluid
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- Torque converter clutch solenoid valve circuit is open or shorted

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P0740 JEEP Description
The torque converter clutch solenoid valve is activated, with the gear in D4, by the Transmission Control Module (TCM) in response to signals sent from the vehicle speed and the Engine Control Module (ECM). Lock-up piston operation will then be controlled. When the torque converter clutch solenoid valve is activated, the torque converter lockup clutch will engage creating a 1 to 1 RPM ratio between the transmission input shaft and the rotational speed of the torque converter.

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