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P0740 2002 NISSAN SENTRA

P0740 2002 NISSAN SENTRA - Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit Fault

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

P0740 2002 NISSAN SENTRA Possible Causes

  • Low transmission fluid level
  • Dirty transmission fluid
  • Faulty torque converter clutch solenoid valve
  • Torque converter clutch solenoid valve harness is open or shorted
  • Torque converter clutch solenoid valve circuit poor electrical connection

First diagnose P0740 2002 NISSAN SENTRA 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 P0740 2002 NISSAN SENTRA code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P0740 2002 NISSAN SENTRA 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 P0740 2002 NISSAN SENTRA code detected?

Diagnostic trouble code P0740 is detected when TCM detects an improper voltage drop when it tries to operate the solenoid valve.

P0740 2002 NISSAN SENTRA Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Transmission shift shock
  • Vehicle may not shift into the highest gear

P0740 2002 NISSAN SENTRA 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.

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