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Hi, My name is***** have a problem with a 2008 Toyota Rav 4. The issue is the torque converter clutch is running high. I was told that I need to replace the entire transmission to make this repair. Is that right? Or is there another option?

Mechanic's Assistant: Okay, I'll connect you to the mechanic to go over that information regarding your Toyota RAV4. Before I do, is there anything else you want him to know?

No I just this. It started with dash lights on all the time. Toyota dealer stated I would have to spend about $4600.00 for their repair.

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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases, I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

If the fault is only with the torque converter itself usually it can be replaced separately from the transmission.This can run around $1200 or up to $1500 to have replaced.If the torque converter has damaged the transmission though then the entire transmission would need to be replaced.So it is very possible the entire transmission has to be replaced to resolve the fault.

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