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P0743 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Electrical". This can happen for multiple reasons and a mechanic needs to diagnose the specific cause for this code to be triggered in your situation. Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office to perform the Check Engine Light diagnostic. Once we are able to diagnose the problem, you will be provided with an upfront quote for the recommended fix and receive $20.00 off as a credit towards the repair. All our repairs are backed by our 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty.
The P0742 trouble code means that the powertrain control module has found in abnormality with the torque converter clutch circuit.
When the powertrain control module has detected that there is a variation from the manufacturer’s specifications with the torque converter clutch application, this code will be stored. Keep in mind that some applications will require multiple failure cycles before the Check Engine light comes on.
The following are some of the most common causes for the P0742 code:
These symptoms detected with AP 0742 code can vary substantially. In some cases, the driver might not notice any problems at all what they are behind the wheel. In other cases, they will notice that the engine has issues and it may stall when they have come to stop and the engine is still idling. This can happen at a stop sign or stop light, for example. Some of the other symptoms include trouble shifting, a slipping transmission, lower fuel efficiency, and an overheating transmission. In addition, the Check Engine light will often come on when this code is stored.
When the mechanic is diagnosing P0742 code, he or she will begin by connecting their OBD-II scanner to the vehicle’s onboard computer. The onboard computer will have stored the trouble code and data from the vehicle. The scanner checks that data. The mechanic then wants to reset the trouble code and drive the vehicle. They do this so they can see if the code comes back. If it does, that means it was not set by mistake. Then, they can continue with the diagnosis to determine what is causing the P0742 code.
a number of technicians have found that mechanics have replaced the lock up solenoids and torque converters when they do not need to be replaced. In those cases, the mechanics have overlooked the simpler problem of wire malfunctions affecting the torque converter.
If the vehicle is suffering from the symptoms of the P0742 code, then it can be very problematic to drive. The driver might have issues when it comes to shifting the vehicle, and they may notice that their transmission is overheating, which could cause other problems. It can also be a problem to have a vehicle stall when it comes to rest at a stop sign or stoplight. In some cases, it could even be dangerous. Even in those cases when the driver doesn’t notice any issues, if the P0742 code has been stored, it’s a good idea to take the vehicle to a mechanic.
The following are some of the repairs that a technician might make to fix the P0742 code:
Regardless of whether the driver notices any issues well driving the vehicle, if the P0742 code has been stored, the best course of action is to take it into a mechanic.
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