98 CONTINENTAL CHECK TRANSMISSION DISPLAY COMES ON

  • Tiny
  • rlw222
  • 1998 Lincoln Continental
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 105,000 miles

My 1998 continental has a check transmission display what is this from?
I just bought it with 105000 miles. Runs great and fluid is up smells and look good and the service engine light just came on what could the problem be? Any Ideas?

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Thursday, August 25th, 2011 AT 9:07 AM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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You need to get a scan to identify any unresolved fault codes, do this first.

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Monday, August 29th, 2011 AT 2:22 AM
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  • rlw222
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Hi,
I just got it checked out and the code is P1744 torque converter slippage. The tranny shifts great ! No slippage or wired shifting. A friend told me it most chances are it it a celionid [sp] or electrical in nature? ANY ADVICE?

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 AT 4:40 AM
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Can be a torque converter lock up clutch solinoid, but this will have to be tested first hand by a mechanic or a trans specialist, I would do this next.

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 AT 7:15 AM
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What can happen if not fix

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Friday, October 7th, 2011 AT 12:21 PM
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If the TTC fails in the lock up position, the car will want to stall as it is basically trying to drive off in top gear all the time.

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Friday, October 7th, 2011 AT 12:23 PM
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  • rlw222
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Well I have put over 2000 miles on it and sometimes it comes on 3 or 4 times in 100 miles then it will not come on for 1000 miles so I have came to this realization. It is nothing at all. The car when bought had sat for 4 years and 2 mechanics figure it is just sticky and will work it self out. It shifts right runs fine so it in my mind is nothing to be concerned about.

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Friday, October 7th, 2011 AT 5:47 PM

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