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I have a 1998 ford taurus. it will only go into first and reverse. it will not shift into 2,3, or overdrive. we have checked the linkage/cable. when we disconnect the cable we can hear it click into 2, 3,. we think it might be electronic problem. is there a solenoid in the valve body of this electronic transmission? what else could it be?

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  • tonyaevatt Jul 14, 2009

    how do we inspect both control devices before attempting to take out the solenoids? and is there a way we can test the solenoids once we take them out?

  • tonyaevatt Jul 14, 2009

    OK THANKS.



    I HAVE A 2000 CHRYSLER VOYAGER VAN. IT BRINGS UP 2 CODES P0740 AND P0700. THIS VEHICLE SHIFTS GREAT AND RUNS GOOD. THE CODE P0740 STANDS FOR TORQUE CONVERTER LOCKUP, AND P0700 STANDS FOR TRANSAXLE CONTROL MODULE HAS A FAULT. WE CANNOT GET THE VEHICLE INSPECTED DUE TO THESE CODES. WE HAVE CHECKED AND CLEANED CONNECTORS AND TERMINALS. DOES THIS MEAN A BAD TORQUE CONVERTER? WHAT IS YOUR SUGGESTION?

  • tonyaevatt Jul 14, 2009

    REGARDING THE VOYAGER: IS THERE A DIAGRAM OF ANY KIND SHOWING ME WHERE ALL OF THESE PARTS ARE LOCATED AT ON THE TRANSMISSION? EXAMPLE: PCM, CLUTCH VALVE BODY, SEALED RINGS ETC. BASCIALLY ALL THE CHECK POINTS HERE. I NEED A PICTURE OR DIAGRAM OF THESE LOCATED PARTS.

  • tonyaevatt Jul 14, 2009

    YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN VERY, VERY, HELPFUL

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HI, this transmission has shift solenoids that are used to initiate the gear movement. they are located inside the actual transmission pan. you will need to drain the trans and, pull the entire pan to access them for replacement.

Replacing these burned out solenoid(shift) will restore the normal shifting pattern.

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    Michael Masters Jul 14, 2009

    ***NOTE(There are two control device that will need to be inspected as well. The PCM(power control module controls the Transaxles shift points as well. make sure the wire harness is not fouled and connected securely. The next device will eb the TR Sensor(Tranmission range sensor). This sensor may be Miss-aligned or, damaged. Inspect both control devices before replacing any solenoids).

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jul 14, 2009

    Ok, the PCM is not adjustable and, you should see your check engine light illuminated if the PCM was the issue. If the check engine light is not illuminated during travel, disregard the PCM statement. this will only concern the TR sensor and, shift solenoids in this case.

    The TR sensor can only be adjusted, it cannot be repaired. if the adjustment don't result in success, it will need to be replaced. I will post the adjustment procedures below.


    TR Adjustment Procedure(Transmission Range Sensor)

    ADJUSTMENT


    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

    2. Place the shift selector into NEUTRAL .

    3. Remove the air cleaner outlet tube and the air cleaner housing from the vehicle.

    4. Make sure that the shift selector is in NEUTRAL .

    5. Loosen, but do not remove the TR sensor retaining bolts.

    6. Align the TR sensor slots using TR sensor alignment tool T92-70010-AH or equivalent.

    7. Tighten the TR sensor retaining bolts to 80-106 inch lbs. (9-12 Nm).

    8. Install the air cleaner housing and the outlet tube.

    9. Connect the negative battery cable.

    10. Verify that the engine will only start in NEUTRAL or PARK .

    *The TR sensor is located on the transaxle.(Click here to view a picture)


    Concerning the Solenoids. These devices basically receive a voltage signal that excites an electromagnetic coil which
    pushes or pulls a plunger/linkage to function as a movement actuated
    controller. They can be tested with a volt meter or, an multimeter for Resistance levels or, current flow rates as well.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jul 14, 2009

    Concerning the Voyager. These codes are basic TCC(AKA-PCM) failure codes. The PCM must be replaced in this case. IT would be wise to inspect all possible problem areas before purchasing this dealer part. I will list the codes and, all the possible check points needed at this time. The most common issue will be a failed PCM(TCC/TCM).

    P0740-
    A/T Torque Converter Clutch - No RPM Drop At Lockup

    Possible Causes--

    1. This code will occur if there is Internal Trans component failuer(Input or reduction shaft failuer). have this shaft inspected.

    2. Another area of concern will be a leaking valve body(busted seal rings). Inspect the valve body for leaks. replace the seal rings if leakage is found.

    3. Next will be the Converter Clutch valve. This valve could be sticking or, the timing could be off. have it tested.

    4. The most common issue here in this area is a failed TCC(PCM/TCM)


    P0700--

    Automatic Transmission Control System Malfunction

    This code basically is a notification of the above issue with the converter malfunctions.


    Possible Causes.

    The presence of this code means the TCM(AKA-PCM) detected a problem. The kick down solenoid may be an issue if this code comes up in this case. If the basic check points above result in a passing grade, simply replace the PCM or, TCC/TCM. these terms mean the same. the PCM is basically the TCM or, TCC. it controls the transaxels actions, via sensor detail. The P0700 is totally related to the P0740 code. Carefully inspect the P0740 Check points above and, if the above areas show no signs of damage and faults within the structures of the components, simply replace the transmission control module. In this case, it will be the PCM/TCM/TCC. they all represent the control(transmission conrol)






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