Is this a hard fix? I'm thinking about changing it over to a 5 speed tranny.denisond3 said:The torque converter clutch is inside the torque converter. A solenoid valve inside the tranny controls the fluid pressure to the clutch; with pressure - the TCC goes into lockup. Without pressure, its using the turbine/stator/impeller, like any old Torque converter.
It could be an electrical problem - where the TCC solenoid isnt working, or something is gummed up at the tiny filter just 'upstream' from the TCC solenoid, or s sticking pistion in the valve body, or even a loose or bad connection where the wiring harness connector goes to the tranny. Sorry I dont have more specifics. The car should drive all right, whether or not the TCC is going into lockup or not - you would just loose a little MPG.