Transmission repair

Tiny
GHAYNES10
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  • 2003 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 75,500 MILES
The service engine light came on and the code of p0741 was given as the problem. I took the car to Aamco and they want to charge me $3,500.00 to repair TCC solenoid and three other they say major parts. My car was driving fine not problems. I do not understand why the repair is so costly.
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Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 AT 3:23 PM

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Tiny
FACTORYJACK
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The code is for excessive TCC slip. I am not sure what three other major parts are necessary. The only major part is a torque converter, and last one I replaced it seems they were around $500.00 to $600.00 for it alone. There are a couple of ways the cost could be affected. Ideally, the power-train needs supported, the transmission needs to be removed, and an internal repair performed. I have gotten by for years replacing all the seals in the TCC hydraulic circuit (there are about four), replacing the torque converter, and the solenoid, along with any necessary gaskets involved. The labor was thirteen to fifteen hours, which in the current economy can put you $1,400.00 to $1,700.00 in just labor. Add an alignment, and the parts might put you in $2,000.00 to $2,500.00. The $3,500.00 sounds a bit high, but some techs will recommend a complete overhaul, and that could be what is happening. The other concern is, the shop may have been victim of low-balling a repair, and having it comeback on them and had to fix it. The complexity of pulling one of these transmissions, you only want to do it one time. I personally will not perform one of these repairs without replacing the torque converter. Why? I had a P0741 repair at one time, and converters were on back order, I thought what are the odds it is bad. Shortly thereafter when I was removing the power-train to install a torque converter for a P0741 for free, I made the choice to do it all, and do it once.
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 3:46 AM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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That is one of the primary reasons why internal transmission repairs cost so much money. The shop does not want to redo the repair for free so they will go through the unit completely and possibly even add any updates that have come out after the vehicles were built.

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