P0741 - Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What does this mean?

P0741 Possible Causes

  • Low transmission fluid level
  • Dirty transmission fluid
  • Faulty torque converter clutch solenoid valve
  • Torque converter clutch solenoid valve harness or connectors
  • Torque converter clutch solenoid valve circuit is open or shorted
  • Transmission internal mechanical problem

First diagnose P0741 code

    Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded terminals.

Cost of diagnosing the P0741 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P0741 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

When is the P0741 code detected?

Lock-up does not occur when driving in lock-up range or lockup remains ON in lock-up OFF range

P0741 Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P0741 Meaning

The torque converter clutch solenoid valve is activated, with the gear in D4, by the Transmission Control Module (TCM) in response to signals sent from the vehicle speed and the Engine Control Module (ECM). Lock-up piston operation will then be controlled. When the torque converter clutch solenoid valve is activated, the torque converter lockup clutch will engage creating a 1 to 1 RPM ratio between the transmission input shaft and the rotational speed of the torque converter.

Lock-up operation, however, is prohibited when A/T fluid temperature is too low.

When the accelerator pedal is depressed (less than 2/8) in lock-up condition, the engine speed should not change abruptly. If there is a big jump in engine speed, there is no lock-up.

OBDII Code P0741 - Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off - Engine-Codes.com

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P0741 Information for specific makes

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  • P0741 CHEVROLET Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off
  • P0741 CHRYSLER Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance
  • P0741 DODGE Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance
  • P0741 FORD Torque Converter Clutch Mechanical System   
  • P0741 GMC Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off
  • P0741 HONDA Torque Converter Clutch Hydraulic Circuit Stuck Off
  • P0741 HYUNDAI Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Stuck Off
  • P0741 ISUZU Torque Converter Clutch System Failure
  • P0741 JEEP Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance
  • P0741 KIA Torque Converter Stuck Off
  • P0741 LEXUS Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Performance
  • P0741 LINCOLN Torque Converter Clutch Mechanical System
  • P0741 MAZDA Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Valve Stuck Off
  • P0741 MERCEDES-BENZ Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off
  • P0741 MERCURY Torque Converter Clutch Mechanical System
  • P0741 MINI Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Stuck Off
  • P0741 MITSUBISHI Torque Converter Clutch System Malfunction
  • P0741 OLDSMOBILE Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off
  • P0741 PONTIAC Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off
  • P0741 SATURN Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off
  • P0741 SCION Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Performance
  • P0741 SUBARU Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off
  • P0741 SUZUKI Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Performance Or Stuck Off
  • P0741 TOYOTA Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Performance
  • P0741 VOLKSWAGEN Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off

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