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2001 taurus has been surging forward when stopping-l got diog. & code said P1744- manufacturer control transmission-wife calls,says car doesn"nt want to go- she drives into driveway and trans. fluid leaks onto driveway. What say you?

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This is going to need to be inspected by a trusted transmission expert in your area. This has got to be a visual inspection and diagnosis. If this has been serviced very recently, get the estimate and take it back to the shop that did the service. It sounds like it may have been overfilled or the wrong filter installed (not likely). It is also possible to have had a leak and when it finally got to a critical level, started surging and overheated causing the fluid to almost boil. This is the code definition -
P1744 Torque Converter Clutch System Stuck in Off Position

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