Question about 1996 Suzuki Sidekick
TCC solenoid operation depends on signals provided by the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor, brake switch, Throttle Position (TP) sensor, Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) and gear position.
The lockup is the last 'shift' feeling when you get to a steady cruising speed. It basically turns the torque converter into a regular (manual type) clutch until you make a significant change in speed or throttle position, at which point it 'unlocks' and turns back into a regular torque converter. Not locking the TC will hurt your highway gas mileage, and may cause you to fail emissions testing (if you need emissions testing).
A simple loose/corroded connection can cause the error, but unless you have had work done, drivern through high water, or something along those lines, it's not hugely likely. On the other hand, it's simple, fairly quick, and the absolute cheapest thing to check for. :)
Most likely, it's either the TCC solenoid itself, or your torque converter is going bad.
Without the exact code (number) it's hard to be more exact.
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Posted on Sep 27, 2009
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P0700 Transmission Control System
P0701 Transmission Control System Range/Performance
P0702 Transmission Control System -Electrical
P0703 Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit
P0704 Clutch Pedal Position Switch -Circuit Malfunction
P0705 Transmission Range Sensor/Switch Circuit Malfunction (PRNDL Input)
P0706 Transmission Range Sensor/Switch Circuit Range/Performance
P0707 Transmission Range Sensor/Switch Circuit Low Input
P0708 Transmission Range Sensor/Switch Circuit High Input
P0709 Transmission Range Sensor/Switch Circuit intermittent
P0710 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit
P0711 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0712 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0713 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input
P0714 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Intermittent
P0715 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit
P0716 input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0717 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal
P0718 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Intermittent
P0719 Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit Low
P0720 Output Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit
P0721 Output Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0722 Output Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal
P0723 Output Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit Intermittent
P0724 Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit High
P0725 Engine RPM Input Circuit
P0726 Engine RPM Input Circuit Range/Performance
P0727 Engine RPM Input Circuit No Signal
P0728 Engine RPM Input Circuit Intermittent
P0729 Gear 6 Incorrect Ratio
P0730 Incorrect Gear Ratio
P0731 Gear 1 Incorrect Ratio
P0732 Gear 2 Incorrect Ratio
P0733 Gear 3 Incorrect Ratio
P0734 Gear 4 Incorrect Ratio
P0735 Gear 5 Incorrect Ratio
P0736 Reverse Incorrect Ratio
P0737 TCM Engine Speed Output Circuit
P0738 TCM Engine Speed Output Circuit Low
P0739 TCM Engine Speed Output Circuit High
P0740 Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit
P0741 Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit Performance or Stuck Off
P0742 Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit Stuck On
P0743 Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit Electrical
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