A 2016 Dodge Journey with the 62TE transmission had a complaint of delayed forward engagement and fluid leaking out of the vent when the transmission is placed in drive only. A code P0740 “Torque Converter Clutch Malfunction” was set.
When the valve body cover was removed, the technician saw that the EMCC-VFS Solenoid was broken at the mounting bracket and had partially worked its way out of the valve body (see figure 1, above). Since the solenoid is located close to the vent area, this was the cause of fluid leaking out the vent. This also was responsible for the converter clutch slip and the setting of code P0740. The delay forward was the result of a low fluid condition caused by the vent leak.
The transmission received a soft parts overhaul, a replacement converter and a new EMCC-VFS solenoid which eliminated all complaints.
62TE EMCC-VFS Solenoid: 5169313AA