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When reading the diagnostics it says the torque converter clutch circuit is open. Where is it located and what does this mean?

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Its a selonoid in the transmission and it means that its not shifting properly its around 40 to 80 dollars depending on your location

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97 jeep Cherokee Grand Loredo..It won't **** out no matter what gear its in..Its stays in. A down shift mode.

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P0741 Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off OBD-II Trouble Code Technical Description Article by Dan Weller ASE Certified Master Technician Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off This diagnostic trouble code (DTC) is a generic OBD-II powertrain code. It is considered generic because it applies to all makes and models of vehicles (1996-newer), although specific repair steps may vary depending on the model. What does that mean? Modern vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions / transaxles use a torque converter between the engine and transmission to increase the engine torque output and drive the rear wheels. The engine and transmission are actually connected by a fluid coupling mechanism inside of the torque converter which is what multiplies the torque until the speeds equalize and create a "stall" speed where the difference in actual engine RPM and transmission input RPM is around 90% efficient. Torque converter clutch (TCC) solenoids commanded by the Powertrain control module/Engine control module (PCM/ECM) or the Transmission control module (TCM) to direct hydraulic fluid and engage the torque converter clutch to create a solid coupling and increase efficiency. The transmission control module has detected a fault with the circuit that operates the torque converter clutch solenoid. Note: This code is similar to codes P0740, P0742, P0743 and P0744. There may be other diagnostic trouble codes associated with the transmission control module that can only be accessed by using an advanced scan tool. If any additional transmission related DTC's appear in addition to the P0741, an electrical failure is likely. Symptoms Symptoms of a P0741 trouble code may include: Performance or Stuck Off Indicator Lamp (MIL) illuminated (a.k.a. Check Engine Light) Minimal decrease in fuel economy, this will not affect engine performance Potential Causes Causes of this DTC may include: Wiring harness to transmission shorted to ground Torque converter clutch (TCC) solenoid internal short Transmission control module (TCM) Diagnostic Steps for P0741 DTC Wiring harness - Check transmission wiring harness for damage or loose connections. Use a factory wiring diagram to locate the appropriate power source and all connection points between circuits. The transmission may be powered by a fuse or relay, and triggered by the TCM. Disconnect the transmission harness at the transmission connector, power source and TCM. Check for a short to ground inside the transmission internal wiring harness by locating the appropriate + and - pins for the torque converter clutch solenoid. Using a digital volt ohm meter (DVOM) set to ohms scale, check for a short to ground in the circuit with the positive lead on either pin and the negative lead to a known good ground. If resistance is low, suspect a short to ground the internal harness or the TCC solenoid - removing the transmission oil pan may be necessary to further diagnose the TCC solenoid. Test the wiring between the TCM and the wiring harness connector at the transmission case using the DVOM set to ohms. Check for a possible short to ground by moving the negative lead on the DVOM to a known good ground, resistance should be very high or over limit (OL). Torque converter clutch (TCC) solenoid - Check the resistance in the TCC solenoid and internal transmission wiring at the transmission case after removing the transmission harness plug (if applicable, some makes/models use a TCM bolted directly to the transmission case). Some makes/models use a transmission wire harness with the TCC solenoid and internal harness as a single unit. Using the DVOM set to ohms, check for a short to ground with the positive lead on either circit to the TCC and the negative lead on a known good ground. Resistance should be very high or over limit (OL), if it is low, suspect a short to ground. Check for voltage on the power side circuit of the TCC solenoid or at the wire harness connector at the TCM with the DVOM set to volts scale, positive lead at the wire being tested and the negative to a known good ground with the vehicles key on/engine off, battery voltage should be present. If no voltage is present, determine the loss of power back through the circuit using the manufacturers wiring diagrams for reference. Transmission control module (TCM) - Since the torque converter clutch is only activated during certain driving conditions, it will be necessary to monitor the TCM with an advanced scan tool to determine if the TCM is commanding the TCC solenoid and what the actual feedback reading is at the TCM. The TCC solenoid is normally controlled by a duty cycle to engage a more comfortable torque converter cluch engagement. To test if the TCM is actually sending the signal, a graphing multimeter set to duty cycle or a digital storage oscilloscope will be required as well. The positive lead is probed into the wiring harness plugged into the TCM and the negative lead to a known good ground. The duty cycle shold be the same as being commanded by the TCM in the advanced scan tool reading. If the cycle stays at 0% or 100% or is intermittent, re-check connections and if all wiring / solenoid is OK, the TCM may be at fault.

Read more at: http://www.obd-codes.com/p0741
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What that erorr p0744 in maxiam 2011 .. that they need replacing ??


P0744 Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Intermittent OBD-II Trouble Code Technical Description Article by Dan Weller ASE Certified Master Technician Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Intermittent This diagnostic trouble code (DTC) is a generic OBD-II powertrain code. It is considered generic because it applies to all makes and models of vehicles (1996-newer), although specific repair steps may vary depending on the model. What does that mean? Modern vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions / transaxles use a torque converter between the engine and transmission to increase the engine torque output and drive the rear wheels. The engine and transmission are actually connected by a fluid coupling mechanism inside of the torque converter which is what multiplies the torque until the speeds equalize and create a "stall" speed where the difference in actual engine RPM and transmission input RPM is around 90% efficient. Torque converter clutch (TCC) solenoids commanded by the Powertrain control module/Engine control module (PCM/ECM) or the Transmission control module (TCM) to direct hydraulic fluid and engage the torque converter clutch to create a solid coupling and increase efficiency. The transmission control module has detected a fault with the circuit that operates the torque converter clutch solenoid. Note: This code is similar to codes P0740, P0741, P0742 and P0743. There may be other diagnostic trouble codes associated with the transmission control module that can only be accessed by using an advanced scan tool. If any additional transmission related DTC's appear in addition to the P0744, an electrical failure is likely. Symptoms Symptoms of a P0744 trouble code may include: Intermittent Indicator Lamp (MIL) illuminated (a.k.a. Check Engine Light) Minimal decrease in fuel economy, this will not affect engine performance Potential Causes Causes of this DTC may include: Wiring harness to transmission damaged, loose connection, or intermittent open/short circuit Torque converter clutch (TCC) solenoid Transmission control module (TCM) Diagnostic Steps for P0744 DTC Wiring harness - Check transmission wiring harness for damage or loose connections. Use a factory wiring diagram to locate the appropriate power source and all connection points between circuits. The transmission may be powered by a fuse or relay, and triggered by the TCM. Disconnect the transmission harness at the transmission connector, power source and TCM. Check for a short to ground inside the transmission internal wiring harness by locating the appropriate + and - pins for the torque converter clutch solenoid. Using a digital volt ohm meter (DVOM) set to ohms scale, check for a short to ground in the circuit with the positive lead on either pin and the negative lead to a known good ground. If resistance is low, suspect a short to ground the internal harness or the TCC solenoid - removing the transmission oil pan may be necessary to further diagnose the TCC solenoid. Test the wiring between the TCM and the wiring harness connector at the transmission case using the DVOM set to ohms. Check for a possible short to ground by moving the negative lead on the DVOM to a known good ground, resistance should be very high or over limit (OL). Test the wiring for the control circuit between the TCM and the wiring harness connector at the transmission case using the DVOM set to volts scale - it may be necessary to remove the pin from each side of the harness connector to isolate it from the harness while it is still plugged into the TCM and transmission case. With the positive lead on either end of the wiring and the negative lead to a known good ground, check for the presence of battery voltage with the key on/engine off. If voltage is present, suspect a short to power and determine the source of the short circuit in the wire harness assembly. Hint: Wiggling the wire harness and connectors while testing may help locate an intermittent short to power or ground. Torque converter clutch (TCC) solenoid - Check the resistance in the TCC solenoid and internal transmission wiring at the transmission case after removing the transmission harness plug (if applicable, some makes/models use a TCM bolted directly to the transmission case). Some makes/models use a transmission wire harness with the TCC solenoid and internal harness as a single unit. The DVOM should be set to ohms scale with the positive lead and negative lead on the pins for the TCC power and control circuit. Resistance should be within manufacturers specifications, if it is very high or over limit (OL), remove the transmission oil pan to inspect the solenoid inside the transmission if possible. Check for voltage on the power side circuit of the TCC solenoid with the key on/engine off and harnesses plugged or at the wire harness connector at the TCM with the DVOM set to volts scale, positive lead on the control side of the solenoid and the negative to a known good ground with the vehicles key on/engine off, battery voltage should be present. Tap the solenoid and wiggle the wiring to determine if a short to power or ground exists. Transmission control module (TCM) - Since the torque converter clutch is only activated during certain driving conditions, it will be necessary to monitor the TCM with an advanced scan tool to determine if the TCM is commanding the TCC solenoid and what the actual feedback reading is at the TCM. The TCC solenoid is normally controlled by a duty cycle to engage a more comfortable torque converter cluch engagement To test if the TCM is actually sending the signal, a graphing multimeter set to duty cycle or a digital storage oscilloscope will be required as well. The positive lead is probed into the wiring harness plugged into the TCM and the negative lead to a known good ground. The duty cycle shold be the same as being commanded by the TCM in the advanced scan tool reading. If the cycle is intermittent on rough road conditions, it may be a wiring fault. Re-check connections and if all wiring / solenoid is OK or if road conditions do not coincide with the intermittent readings, the TCM may be at fault.

Read more at: http://www.obd-codes.com/p0744
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98 jeep codes p0743,p0740


Go here - www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/tech-faq-links-tsbs-89273/ - and find the AW-4 Service and Diagnostic Manual. Looks like you need to test some solenoids.

P0740 (M)Torq Con Clutch, No RPM Drop at Lockup. Relationship between engineicon1.png and vehicleicon1.png speeds indicated failure of torqueicon1.png convertor clutch lock-up system (TCC/PTU solenoid)
P0743 (M)Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid/ Trans Relay Circuits. An open or shorted condition detected in the torque convertor clutch (part throttle unlock) solenoid control circuit. Shift solenoid C electrical fault - Asin transmissionicon1.png
P0743 (M)Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid/ Trans Relay Circuits. An open or shorted condition detected in the torque convertor part throttle unlock solenoid control circuit (3 or 4-speedicon1.png autoicon1.png. trans. only).__________________
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Codes po740, po743 ? po753 all at once. Where should i begin for repairs?


You must do the diagnostics for each code.
Here are the possibilitesP0740 DODGE - Torque Converter Clutch Circuitxicon.jpghttp://engine-codes.com/p0740_dodge.htmlForum CodePossible causes- Low transmission fluid level
- Dirty transmission fluid
- Faulty torque converter clutch solenoid valve
- Torque converter clutch solenoid valve harness or connectors
- Torque converter clutch solenoid valve circuit is open or shorted
P0743 DODGE - Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuitxicon.jpghttp://engine-codes.com/p0743_dodge.htmlForum CodePossible causes- Faulty torque converter clutch solenoid valve
- Torque converter clutch solenoid valve harness or connectors
- Torque converter clutch solenoid valve circuit is open or shorted
- Low transmission fluid level
- Dirty transmission fluid

P0753 DODGEP0753 DODGE - 3-4 Shift Solenoid Relayxicon.jpghttp://engine-codes.com/p0753_dodge.htmlForum CodePossible causes- Faulty shift solenoid valve
- Shift solenoid valve harness or connectors
- Shift solenoid valve circuit is open or shorted
- Low transmission fluid level
- Dirty transmission fluid

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P0740 Torque Converter Clutch Circuit/Open
This means that the internal wiring for the Torque Converter Clutch or the clutch itself is burnt out or 'open.'

Good luck on this repair which will require a transmission tech to perform by opening up the transmission.

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