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#3084 of 3856 corolla transmission problem
Apr 01, 2008 (3:15 pm)
I have a 2004 Corolla LE with about 76,000 miles. I've taken care of it and had routine maintenance performed, although I have not had any transmission maintenance except checked the fluid level at each oil change. My "check engine" light went on. I ignored it, until I finally took it to dealer and they said the computer had trouble code PO741 torque convertor clutch solenoid performance, and Toyota recommends replacing the transmission at a cost to me of $3100. My warrantee expired at 60,000 miles, but one should not expect to have to replace transmission at only 76,000. Any ideas??
#3085 of 3856 Re: heavy boot [dkeanie]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 03, 2008 (8:11 am)
If you added a spoiler yourself than the struts might be too weak to handle it. If the spoiler is stock, then the struts are just worn out. They aren't very expensive and they are easy to replace. If it's an aftermarket spoiler, that's going to be harder to solve.
#3086 of 3856 Re: corolla transmission problem [ftmun]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 03, 2008 (8:12 am)
Have you had any driveability symptoms from this alleged defect, like weak acceleration (as if the car were starting in too high a gear?) or weird shifting?
If not, I'd get a second opinion from a reputable transmission shop that has been in business for a long time in your area.
#3087 of 3856 Re: 1990 toyota corolla [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 03, 2008 (8:14 am)
HelloWould You Know Where I Can Get A Owner Manual For My Daughters 1990 Corolla?
#3089 of 3856 Re: 1990 toyota corolla [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 03, 2008 (8:37 am)
#3090 of 3856 Re: corolla transmission problem [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 03, 2008 (11:21 am)
Thanks for your response, I will get a second opinion. No, there have not been any signs of trouble and transmission seems to be working normally. I have been driving with the engine light on for a couple days, then it goes off for a couple days. I wonder if it could be a computer problem rather than xmission problem. May try AAMCO. Did I also mention that at about 35,000 miles my air conditioning went out and it cost almost $1,000 to fix that!!
#3091 of 3856 Indicator stalk not cancelling.
Apr 08, 2008 (3:18 am)
Hi all, I have a a Toyota corolla T3 vvti, 3 door hatchback, 2003 model,Initially the left turn signal would not cancel now the right turn signal is the same, Update on indicator stalk problem, I ordered a spare from an auto parts dealer, removed my "faulty" one? and on checking it out the appears to be nothing wrong with it at all as it is exactly the same as the replacement in every detail and I can cancel both when not fitted, when fitting the spare part it problem is still there so i suspect it has to do with the "notched " part of the steering column although I cant quite figure out what is wrong!
#3092 of 3856 Re: corolla transmission problem [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 14, 2008 (8:25 am)
A quick google yields the following:
TSB No.: 00804 NHTSA No.: 10011810 TSB Date: November 22, 2004
Power Train:Automatic Transmission:Torque Converter
Description of Summary:
Malfunction indicator light on with diagnostic trouble code p0741 (torque converter clutch solenoid performance).
Maybe the owner has a free-bee coming.
#3093 of 3856 Re: corolla transmission problem [user777]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 14, 2008 (10:41 am)
Yeah he may---here's more on that TSB:
RANSMISSION & CLUTCH
M.I.L. "ON" DTC P0741
'04 - '05 Corolla (1ZZ-FE)
November 22, 2004
Some 2004 - 2005 model year Corolla vehicles may exhibit M.I.L. "ON" with DTC P0741 (Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Performance). Production changes have occurred to correct this condition. Follow the repair procedure to address those vehicles that exhibit the condition.
NOTE :The repair procedure must be followed closely to assure that only the affected part is replaced, as multiple possible causes are listed.
^ 2004 - 2005 model year Corolla vehicles equipped with 1ZZ-FE engine produced BEFORE the Production Change Effective VIN shown below.
SO THAT MEANS BEFORE VIN # 1NXBR3#E#52369427
Production Change Information
R & R of the Speed Sensor, Transaxle, and Torque Converter Clutch Assembly are covered under the Toyota Powertrain Warranty. This warranty is in effect for 60 months or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the vehicle's in-service date.
R & R of the Engine Control Module is covered under the Toyota Federal Emissions Warranty. This warranty is in effect for 96 months or 80,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the vehicle's in-service date.
* Warranty application is limited to correction of a problem based upon a customer's specific complaint.
I'd sure waive that TSB # in their face!