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TSB 08-21-1

10/27/08

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON WITH
DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0741 AND/OR
P1744

FORD:
2009 Escape

MERCURY:
2009 Mariner

ISSUE
Some 2009 Escape and Mariner vehicles equipped with a 6F35 transmission and built prior to 8/23/2008 may exhibit a malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0741 and/or P1744. The DTCs are the result of torque converter clutch failure.

ACTION
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE
Follow Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 307-01A to replace the transmission assembly. Only vehicles built prior to 8/23/2008 require complete transmission assembly replacement due to torque converter clutch contamination.

NOTE
TRANSAXLE FLUID COOLER BACKFLUSHING AND CLEANING PROCEDURES IN WSM, SECTION 307-01A MUST BE FOLLOWED.

Parts Block
PART NUMBER
PART NAME
9L8Z-7000-A3.0 FWD Transmission
9L8Z-7000-B3.0 4WD Transmission
9L8Z-7000-C2.5 FWD Transmission
9L8Z-7000-D2.5 4WD Transmission

WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.

OPERATION
DESCRIPTION
TIME
MT082101Use SLTS Operations If Available; Claim Additional Diagnosis Or Labor Performed As Actual Time
Actual Time​
DEALER CODING
BASIC PART NO.
CONDITION CODE
7902
42​
 
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