1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Q&A

1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Question: Drive Train

My torque converter is bad. Even after sitting all day it will stall after 5 minutes. Can I unplug the torque converter? How much would it cost to replace? -
Answer 1
how do you know it is the torque converter??? a car that old, I would not chance just a converter without a complete overhaul. converter is 175 and the labor is 9 hours. Roy -
Comment 1
I know it's tc because I've had it looked at a few times, but never had money to repair. Now I have a new job that requires to travel I need it fixed. -
Answer 2
If this is the three speed transmission (THM125C) and it stalls when coming to a stop, your torque converter clutch (TCC) solenoid is probably the problem . The transmission does not need to removed to replace the solenoid, just the side pan. Replace with a genuine GM part and I recommend you get a transmission service / flush too.You can disconnect the TCC solenoid but your fuel economy will suffer and the transmission will run hotter and not last as long. -
Comment 1
Awesome. You obviously know your stuff. I finally got the same answer from a transmission place. Only after 3 months. The TC has been unplugged that long. I guess it's time. -
Comment 2
This problem is listed as "torque converter sticking" under problem reprorts" with this being one of the most reported problems. Yes this is just the TCC solenoid. -
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