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1998 Ford Contour Question: P1744



contour, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Riceboro, GA, April 05, 2010, 19:04

I have a strange problem with my ford contour. when I drive at a normal speed it drives okay. But if I come to a sudden start and begin to pick up speed the car jerks through the first and second gears. then it drives normal but when I come to another stop and begin to pick up speed it jerks through the first and second gears. Now when I come to a complete stop and turn the engine off and start the car It drives okay through the first and second gear.
Also I noticed the check engine light on. So I had it check out and the code showed P1744.
Can someone please help. Thanks In advance

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    April 05, 2010, 19:14

    Ford has a technical service bulletin (TSB) that may help fix this issue. Have your local repair shop retrieve this bulletin and see if it will help them fix the problem, or you can get the bulletin along with a repair manual here: http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online
    Here is a brief description:
    FORD: 1994-1997 PROBE
    1995-2000 CONTOUR
    2001-2002 ESCAPE
    MERCURY: 1995-2000 MYSTIQUE
    1999-2002 COUGAR
    Some vehicles equipped with the CD4E transaxle may exhibit harsh and delayed 1-2/2-3 upshifts along with DTCs for gear ratio errors after the Transaxle or Turbine Shaft Speed sensor (TSS) have been replaced. DTCs may include OBD1codes 628, 642, 645, 646, 647, 648, or OBD II codes P0731, P0732, P0734, P0741, and P1744
    Here are some shops in your area: http://repairpal.com/directory?address=31323&car_brand_names=Ford

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  • Answer #2

    April 05, 2010, 19:16

    This code means the torque converter clutch is slipping excessively and probably needs to be looked at by a transmission repair shop

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  • Answer #3

    May 17, 2010, 19:02

    tranny could be slowly going

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    Visitor, September 24, 2010, 13:40

    Believe it or not you are correct because that is the problem with my Probe

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