Re: Symptoms of bad speed sensor? transmission problems- Ford Taurus
Thanks. I took the car today to AutoZone to get brakes for my 92 Buick. The computer showed two codes. They went ahead and told me what the codes were. One was code was "P0401", which was "EGR", which I think should not be a costly repair. The second code may be more severe. It is showing code "P1744" "torque convertor clutch system performance", which could be costly.
I called three transmission shops a little while ago (we have about 100 here locally) and I got a variety of answers. A couple said it could be the converter itself, or a solenoid, or a pressure leak. One place said it would be $350 if it was the converter and up to $650 if it was more severe. One place said that since it has 245K- it would be best to have a complete overhaul- which would be $1464! The last place I called said it could be 40 different things causing it. They said it could be something simple and cheap- or something major and expensive. They said they would need to hook it to their computer. They will check it for free for the 1st series of tests, but if it requires further testing- it will be $49.95, but that will be deducted (so they say) if they fix it. I have to take it there at 3:00 tomorrow. This particular place is 25 miles away on a highway- so I hope it will make it down there before it goes out. If it requires more than $100 to fix it- I will probably sell it- or take it back to the car lot and request another car. I do not want to put a lot of money into a car with 245K. The transmission seemed fine during test drives, but it is after it fully warms up that it has a jerky feel to it. Thanks again.
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Last edited by TaurusLX; 10-22-03 at 12:30 PM.