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Torque Converter I am an origional owner of a 2001 Pontiac Aztek front wheel drive with a 3.4L 185 hp V6 engine. A while back it had started to hesitate when shifting gears (it was especially noticible going up the mountains of Northeast PA.). I hardly feel Overdrive anymore. A friend of mine connected his computer sensor to the Aztek's module located under the dashboard on the driver's side. The resulting reading came up P0742, ' Torque converter clutch circuit stuck on'. My question is what do I do to resolve this. Do I take it to a transmisssion mech., what is a best guestimate on the cost to repair. I am no mechanic so I'd appreciate any feedback before I bring it into the shop.

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This is a torque converter behind engine infront of trans
basically saying replace this part and do service maintenance on trans while there replaceing the torque converter


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this generally what the part would look like models very but the parts are still the same

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heres a link with cut half of trans all trans work the same just different brands

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Posted on Jun 09, 2008

  • Christophe Thompson
    Christophe Thompson Jun 09, 2008

    i am so sorry about the switch there my comp copied the wrong picture for the second picture and it didnt let me place right one heres what the real clutch circuit is






    sorry again for mix up you still need to replace torque converter

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