Hello everyone! My name is Caleb and I have a broke ol' Taurus!
She is a 2004 SEL, Duratec engine with about 175k on the odometer. Sadly, have not done any tranny work on it since I bought it at about 150k. Anyways, down to the nitty gritty.
A day or two ago, on the way back from work, I noticed that in low speed (1-35mph), going from 1-2 and 2-3 I would get a somewhat hard shift and what seemed like a little slippage. It did not seem too hard, but definitley noticeable. Once I got above 25-30mph however the shifts were butter. But slowing back down, coming to a stop it kind of jerks a little and seems offended that I want to slow down. Once I got halfway back home, the check engine light came on. Took it by Autozone and they pulled the P1740 code. Thats where I am now.
I am mechanically inclined, as well as my friend, and we are trying to figure out where to go from here. The fluid is rather hazy, so I am assuming a flush is obvious. We are wanting to test the solenoid its self, but cannot figure out where exactly it is located. I have searched the rest of the forum and cannot seem to find a precise enough answer. Can anyone actually point me to the thread that has the TCC
process? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!