Question about 2002 Chevrolet Malibu
Torque converter ckt performance or stuck off is what the book says the problem is. what do i look for . and any thought on fixing it . checked fuses .is about as far as i have got.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you sure its missing and not a torque converter shudder . as a auto tech some times its hard for me to tell the difference. it it was missing it would throw a miss fire code not a torque converter code at 126 k sounds the the trans needs to come out and a good tech needs to rebuild it
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
i dont think so!! first of all, tcc is mounted on tranny, and eficiency below result bank 1. sounds like a bad 02 sensor, try changing front sensor,go to any auto parts store and buy a haynes manual for your model and year. they are based on a complete tear down of car. for about 20.00, if ya cannot find tcc ask auto parts store,
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
You will need to take it to a shop to have your torque convertor solenoid and circuit checked.The torque convertor solenoid has a ball ans seat in it and the ball gets stuck at times and lets your convertor stay engaged. the solenoid shouldn't be more than 50.00 and about 2-3 hrs labor cost,plus top off trans mission fluid.
Posted on Feb 26, 2010
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
It may be as simple as a short in the wire or a bad TCC solenoid that needs to be replaced. The most would be just under $200.00 with parts and labor with transmission fluid and filter replaced.
If your lucky, you may find where the issue is if it's a wire that is shorting out. Inspect your TCC switch on your brake peddle and it may just need to be readjusted. The other place would be a short to the transmission harness where is connects to the transmission. Once all electrical connections have been inspected, then your going to have to move on to having a transmission shop replace the TCC solenoid replaced.
TCC always locked: TCC apply solenoid circuit shorted to ground, TCC solenoid blockage (easy fix in pan), or TC broken (must remove trans and replace TC).
Thank you for using fixya and most common would be a ground problem, good luck and hope it's will cost you nothing if you find it.
Posted on Jun 20, 2010
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