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Transmission Trouble

transmission torque converter

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#1 hockeylvr93


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 06:06 PM

Hi all -- I have 290K on my transmission and I've been pretty faithful in keeping up my maintenance, just last week had it serviced and now suddenly I have an error.  It came up as a code for the torque converter clutch solenoid.  Hubby took it in and didn't get the code number, but the tech said that it was in the valve body.  Could a piece of dirt from the flush cause the solenoid to stick?  We plan on taking it in to have it diagnosed, I've read that a transmission replacement may be an option at this point.  Thanks

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:30 PM

If I remember correctly the TCC solenoid is easily replaceable on these. But it's possible there's just a loose or damaged wire.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:51 PM

What year?


90-98 is a bit harder than newer but either is a pretty easy.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 04:03 AM

2005 -- thanks


90-98 that's pretty funny with 290K :)

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 02:39 PM

My mechanic is telling me that I have to get the entire valve body and it only comes from the dealer and it's $1200


anyone know of a part number or where I can find JUST the torque converter clutch solenoid aftermarket? 


thanks in advance

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:00 PM

I don't know much (read:zilch) about the automatics, but I did a quick Google search. I caught this: http://www.sonnax.co...C-TIP-09-04.pdf, which talks about the TCC solenoid, how to diagnose 'em, and also notes that they're not available from Subaru without buying the whole auxiliary valve body.


Found some aftermarkets here:http://cobratransmis..._1212_1223_1232. Don't know how reputable they are.

Edited by the_bard, 03 June 2013 - 03:01 PM.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:23 PM

$1200 plus labor is a lot of money to me. So the torque convertor doesn't go into lock-up mode when cruising. Big deal. You lose a little fuel economy and the engine will cruise at a slightly higher rpm but neither is the end of the world. And if it is a "dirt" problem, driving it for a while may cure the problem. 

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:33 PM

Thanks..that link didn't have my part (of course!!)...I am still checking...just pisses me off I had NO problems before I had my fluids changed 2 weeks ago!!

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