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George H., ASE Certified Technician
Category: Kia
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Experience:  Hyundai Certified and 15+ years as an ASE Maser Tech
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Kia Optima LX: 06 optima LX 134k mileswith error code of

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06 optima LX 134k miles
with error code of torque converter cluch solenoid circuit or performance p074*
i wanna buy this used car but fluid color is dirty closed to light black with the code
I am a kind of auto mehanic but not much good transmission
do you think i can fix that issue myself?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  George H. replied 2 years ago.
Hello I will help you with your question, Can you get the price down enough to cover the cost of a reman transmission and the time required to change it?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Price is already bottom at 3500$ but has nice body and interior.
Is it difficult to change solenoids?
And if it is Changed it fixs the issue?
Is the dark fluid color enough risky?
Expert:  George H. replied 2 years ago.
If the fluid is black I don't think changing the solenoid will help. In any case the transmission needs to come out so getting another transmission through or from KIA (good reman program) then that is less than removing the trans, trying to fix it and putting it back in.
Let me know how I can help
Thank you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Does the color 'close to black' means that cluch is at risk?
Expert:  George H. replied 2 years ago.
Sorry I am unable to speak on the phone but if the trans fluid is black or close to black it is a failed clutch pack in one or more sets so the trans will need to be rebuilt or replaced. It is less money to replace. Let me know how I can help Thank you