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DTC P0741: Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Stuck OFF
NOTE: Record all freeze data and review General Troubleshooting Information before you troubleshoot.
Warm up the engine to normal operating temperature (the radiator fan comes on).
Make sure that the transmission is filled to the proper level, and check for fluid leaks.
Drain the ATF through a strainer. Inspect the strainer for metal debris or excessive clutch material.
Replace the transmission.■
Replace the ATF, then go to step 4.
Clear the DTC with the HDS.
Choose Lockup Solenoid Test in Miscellaneous Test Menu, and check that the torque converter clutch solenoid valve operates with the HDS.
Go to step 6.
Replace the torque converter clutch solenoid valve, then go to step 10.
Choose Clutch Pressure Control (Linear) Solenoid C in Miscellaneous Test Menu, and test A/T clutch pressure control solenoid valve C with the HDS.
Go to step 7.
Follow the instructions indicated by the HDS tester result. Go to step 10 if any part was replaced.
Run the engine until the engine coolant temperature reaches 176 ºF (80 ºC).
Test-drive the vehicle at 55 mph (88 km/h) for 2 minutes while monitoring the vehicle speed with the HDS.
Monitor the OBD status for P0741 with the DTC Monitor Tool in DTCs/Freeze Data in A/T Mode Menu for a pass/fail.
Repair the faulty torque converter clutch mechanism, torque converter clutch hydraulic circuit, or lock-up control valve, or replace the transmission.■
If the tester indicates PASSED, intermittent failure, the system is OK at this time. If the tester indicates NOT COMPLETED, return to step 8 and recheck.■
Test-drive the vehicle for several minutes under the same conditions as those indicated by the freeze data.
Monitor the OBD status for P0741 with the DTC Monitor Tool in DTCs/Freeze Data in A/T Mode Menu for pass/fail.
Troubleshooting is complete.■
Return to step 5 and recheck.
in your opinion, if this is indeed mechanical probelm, why there would not be any warning such as harsh shifting ideling of transmission during some 500 miles since I had engine light came up?
Do you think it is possible to just replace teh torque convertor of the transmission, or there has to be entirely replaced?
1-Is the error code not related to th cluch part or torque convertor? then why replacing the rest?
2- do you receommend re-building of the transmission using the kits? is re-building has to be done by a shop that is specialized in acura or anyone deadling with Honda, Camry, etc...
3- what do you think is the best: Rebuild the transmission, or replace with another used say 70,000 miles one. The seem to have both one year or 12,000 warrante?
4-I was checking the link you sent me (directfix). they do not work! seems like only you have access
Do you have any recomendation on the best local shop in orange county for acura transmission repairs, diagnostics?
Please also send me some diagram, or simple instruction as to how I can drain my transmission fluid and check for debris.
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Last 3 questions, promised.
1- would you think this is something the dealership could easily done, by just draining and inspecting for the debris?
2- Do you personaly work for Acura, or have your own indepdentan shop
3- for 2006 Tl, with 138,000 mile only, do you think a serious transmission mechnical failure is probable or selniods, etc..?