P0742 BUICK - Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Stuck On
P0742 BUICK Possible Causes
- Low transmission fluid level
- Dirty transmission fluid
- Faulty torque converter clutch solenoid valve
- Torque converter clutch solenoid valve harness or connectors
- Torque converter clutch solenoid valve circuit is open or shorted
- Transmission internal mechanical problem
How do I fix code P0742 BUICK?Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.
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There is a factory service bulletin for the following Buick Models:
2001-2005 Buick LeSabre
2001-2005 Buick Park Avenue
2002-2007 Buick Rendezvous
2002-2007 Buick Rendezvous AWD
2005-2007 Buick Terraza
2005-2007 Buick Terraza EXT
2005-2007 Buick Terraza 4WD
2005-2008 Buick Allure (Canada Only)
2005-2008 Buick LaCrosse
2006-2008 Buick Lucerne
Buick Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0742
Cost of diagnosing the P0742 BUICK code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the P0742 BUICK code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
When is the code detected?When the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) no longer provides a ground path, the Torque Converter Clutch (TCC) solenoid valve de-energizes and apply fluid exhausts, releasing the TCC.
When the PCM detects low torque converter slip when the PCM commands the TCC OFF, then is sets the P0742 code.
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
P0742 BUICK DescriptionThe Torque Converter Clutch (TCC) solenoid valve is a normally-open exhaust valve that is used with the Torque Converter Clutch Pulse Width Modulation (TCC PWM) solenoid valve in order to control fluid acting on the converter clutch apply valve. The TCC solenoid valve attaches to the transmission case assembly extending into the pump cover. When grounded (energized) by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM), the TCC solenoid valve stops converter signal oil from exhausting. This causes converter signal oil pressure to increase and move the converter clutch apply valve against spring force and into the apply position. In this position, release fluid is open to an exhaust port and converter feed fluid fills the apply fluid circuit. The converter feed fluid applies the TCC.
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