OH #$%&$ P1744!!! Ideas?? HELP!!!
Well, a not so funny thing happened on the war to the forum. Check engine light came on in my 99 Taurus which I tested to find a P1744 fault. Car seems to run fine without any symptoms but for all I know, it could be getting ready to pop its cork!
Anyway I measured the transmission fluid PROBABLY INCORRECTLY with the engine OFF! Fluid level looked fine, clean with no smell. But somehow I remember the fluid should be checked with the engine running so I repeated the measurement with it running. Hardly any fluid shown on the dip stick. Yes, I still have a small leak where the cooling lines enter and leave the transmission but I have a cooling kit to install that will solve the leak issue.
Could it be that low transmission fluid is causing the P1744 torque converter solenoid fault??? How should the fluid be measured?? What can I expect with this fault condition, should I think about getting another car..........and that I don't want to do.