Tag: torque-converter

DIY

Bad Throttle Position Sensor Symptoms: What You Need to Know

Your car has dozens of sensors onboard—one of which is the throttle position sensor (TP). As you might have guessed, the TP sensor measures the position of the throttle blade....Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0740 Code: Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit/Open Circuit Malfunction

Does your vehicle often stall when coming to a stop, exhibit shifting issues, and show signs of reduced fuel economy? Your torque converter clutch solenoid may be at fault. To...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0741: Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit Performance/Stuck Off

P0741 is a generic OBD-II code that is supported by various makes and models. This particular code involves your torque converter clutch or TCC. In this article, we will go...Read more

DIY

How to Check Automatic Transmission Fluid

Checking automatic transmission fluid (ATF) used to be a straightforward affair—but not anymore. These days, because so many cars no longer have a transmission dipstick, the process can be complicated....Read more

DIY

How to Change Transmission Fluid

Transmission fluid serves to cool, lubricate, and provide a barrier between the moving parts of your car’s transmission. In an automatic transmission, the fluid is also used to create hydraulic...Read more

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What are the Symptoms of a Bad Speed Sensor?

The vehicle speed sensor (VSS) is also commonly referred to as a transmission speed sensor or output shaft speed sensor. It is a small device—typically mounted somewhere on the transmission—that...Read more

Guides

A Short Course on Automatic Transmissions

The modern automatic transmission is by far, the most complicated mechanical component in today's automobile. Automatic transmissions contain mechanical systems, hydraulic systems, electrical systems and computer controls, all working together...Read more

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