P0741 - BEHAVIOUR OF THE CLUTCH CIRCUIT OF THE STALL CONVERTER

POST UPDATED IN June, 2021

Description of DTC code P0741 Generic

Some vehicles are equipped with automatic transmissions that have a torque converter between the engine and transmission. This increases the torque output of the engine and there is greater control of the rear wheels.

There is a connection between the motor and the transmission by means of a fluid coupling system which multiplies the torque until the speeds are equalized, thus creating a stall speed. At that speed, the actual RPM of the engine and the input RPM of the transmission are different, about 90% efficient.

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) or Transmission Control Module (TCM), depending on the model, controls the Torque Converter Clutch (TCC) solenoid to direct the hydraulic fluid and engage the torque converter clutch, thus creating a solid coupling, as well as increasing efficiency.

When the DTC code P0741 OBD2 is set it means that the TCM or PCM has detected a fault in the TCC (Torque converter clutch) solenoid circuit.

Symptoms of fault code P0741 Generic

  • The Check Engine light is illuminated.
  • You may notice increased fuel consumption.
  • Ignition failures.
  • Changes in high speeds may be affected.

Causes of OBD2 P0741 Generic

The factors that lead to the establishment of fault code P0741 OBDII are

  • The cable system leading to the transmission ground circuit may be defective, causing a short.
  • An internal short in the TCC solenoid.
  • TCC solenoid defective.
  • The Coolant Temperature Sensor (ECT) may be defective.
  • Defective Torque Converter Clutch (TCC).

Possible solutions of the DTC code P0741 Generic

To correct faults caused by diagnostic code P0741, you must do the following:

  • Check the wiring harness, check the status of each one. Also, check that the connectors are properly connected. Repair or replace them if necessary.
  • You can replace the Torque Converter Clutch (TCC) solenoid.
  • Change the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor.
  • Replaces the Torque Converter Clutch (TCC).

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