Need the advise of someone who works on transmissions. I have had a recuring code PO740 Torque Converter Clutch Malfunction (TCC Slip Excessive) for about a year. More recently the transmission was slipping from a dead stop to 15mph that created a strong jerk. I have the car 2001 Eurovan in the transmission shop. The mechanic called me to explain he has looked at the tran fluid and it is dark. I expected this as I have never changed it. Car has 130K miles. The slipping got real bad when the summer heat got over 85 degrees.
He recomended a new tran but my local dealer can't locate them. This is a EQJ trans. He gave me the following options:
1) open the trans up and see if it is solenoid or ribbon cable issue. $1000+/-
2) Open it up and if it isn't solenoid, rebuid the Torque Convertor $3000
3) Send it to a specialty shop that handles odd jobs for him and rebuilt. $3900
4) Try and get a car dealer to take it in on trade. The car is running.
I'd be willing to try for option #1 at $1000 if there was a good chance it would work.