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P0741 Saturn Code - Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off

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|What are the Possible Causes of the Code P0741 Saturn?

  • 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

|How to Fix the P0741 Saturn Code?

Start by checking 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 connector's pins.

|Code P0741 Saturn Tech Notes

There is a factory service bulletin for the following Saturn Models:
2005-2006 Saturn Relay
2005-2006 Saturn Relay AWD
2005-2007 Saturn Relay EXT
Saturn Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0741

|What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code P0741 Saturn?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0741 Saturn code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

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|When is the P0741 Saturn Code Detected?

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

|What are Code P0741 Saturn Possible Symptoms?

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

|What Does the P0741 Saturn Code Mean?

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.

Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off

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