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Unread 06-27-2013, 08:40 AM   #1
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torque converter clutch solenoid codes!

Yesterday I got a check engine light on mommy way back from the beach. I got p 0700. I bout it to autozone and they told me torque converter, clutch solenoid. They also said it was a dealer part. Is it safe to drive to and back to practice? Ivr been doing so...Where do I find these parts do I can't l can fix this?

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Unread 06-27-2013, 08:45 AM   #2
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Lol I ment my not mommy. Auto correct
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Unread 06-27-2013, 10:12 PM   #3
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Okay man, I'm about to give you some really crappy news. I got the exact same code, and my grandpa has been a transmission mechanic for 50 years. If your torque converter locks up, you're not driving anywhere. He told me all you can do is drive it till it dies and replace it. He also told me that basically I could buy all the electronics for the transmission, like solenoids and sensors, and they cost about $500 to replace. After doing all of those, there is no guarantee something else won't go bad. I found a transmission with 69k for $150. If I were you, I'd just go get a low mileage or rebuilt transmission.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 10:18 PM   #4
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Do not believe autozone when they say that they got an actual code from a P0700. A P0700 is a generic code telling you that you need to read the tranny codes. The code reader at autozone can not do that. You need a DRB3 reader to find out the ACTUAL code.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 10:26 PM   #5
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^^Yes!
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Unread 06-28-2013, 04:11 AM   #6
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Guys I watched him pull the codes...I saw the tcc failure I just don't remember the numbers. P 0700 is the reason I bout it to autozone
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Unread 06-28-2013, 12:25 PM   #7
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Well if he says he gave you that code, then he did. But I still stick to my initial statement. You're in the same boat as me. New tranny time.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 05:38 PM   #8
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The check engine light and the p 0700 code went away all by itself while I was driving today
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Unread 06-29-2013, 05:41 PM   #9
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It still has a problem though... Drive it till its dead, but don't forget about it or you'll be stranded. I'd buy a cheap tranny to keep on the side just in case.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 10:29 AM   #10
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Do you know any where to get a new tranny??
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Unread 07-06-2013, 11:00 AM   #11
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Salvage yard would be cheapest.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 11:20 AM   #12
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Alright. Ill check some yards...wouldnt getting a new tranny be better or?
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Unread 07-06-2013, 11:30 AM   #13
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If you can find one with low mileage it will be fine. Getting Your's rebuilt would be like $2000, while you can find a 50k mile tranny for $150.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 11:46 AM   #14
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I found one in a salvage yard for 650 with 84xxx miles
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Unread 07-06-2013, 11:55 AM   #15
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Just search around everywhere. There are tons of them. Where are you located.
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