Singing the TCM Blues
We recently did a repair on a family friend’s car (first mistake); it was a simple problem. Her 1995 Chrysler Cirrus with a 41TE transaxle had codes 41 (L/R-solenoid-circuit error), 42 (2/4-solenoid-circuit error) and 21 (OD-pressure-switch circuit). The vehicle had only 81,000 miles, and she did not have very much money (same old story). The solenoid body failed the resistance test, so we replaced it. The solenoid-body connector was not making good contact with the solenoid body (common problem); it was replaced and the wire connections were soldered, not crimped.