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2003 Ford Windstar Cargo Van Base 121 WB

2003 Ford Windstar Cargo Van
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Front Wheel Drive, 3 Door Ext WB
18 mpg city / 24 mpg hwy
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May 17, 2012, 6:36 pm

Tricia R
 

Question: transmission problems, code po741

The guy told me it would be around $200 to $230 to repair Torque converter cluth system stuck, replace TCC,Soleniod,fluid and filter, check solenoid with multimeter shouls see different ohms on bad solenoid? how many solenoids and could it cost like $600 to fix? I dont know if I should repair this vehicle or sell it? im a widow living on disability and I need to know how to fix this so I dont get ripped off? Thanks Tricia


May 24, 2012, 8:48 am

Ron W
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P0741 Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off

Well, it is very possible the TCC solenoid is bad. It is also possible it is something else in the wiring circuit that controls the solenoid. $230 is reasonable for the repair, but I am a little confused by your post. If you are asking could it cost more to repair this, then the answer is yes it could.

The transmission has between 3 and 8 solenoids controlling different shift points. Each one will have a specific resistance valve which may or may not be the same as the others. You'd need to look it up in a service manual. And when one fails, it is probable that the others are not far behind it since they all have the same wear/use.

I've seen a lot of vehicles with this code and a common failure is the Torque Converter Clutch solenoid, but without actually testing the system, I could not be sure.


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