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Overdrive light flashing

The overdrive light is flashing. In the owners manual it says there's an electrical problem to the transaxle. Do you have any idea what this could be and if it's some thing that can be fixed without being raped by the dealership?

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There is an overdrive sensor located inside the transmission, you can goto any local garage and have it replaced fairly cheap or DIY by dropping the transmission pan and the sensor is located in plain sight, also the sensor is around 15-30$ through a parts store.

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I just experience this flashing problem I had replace a 15a fuse inside in the fuse box I thought it was a spare I got it from the box under the hood when I replaced it the flashing stopped quick fix so if it still flashing change that lonely 15a under the hood in a 2001 ford expedition I wish I could post a pic
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Shift Control Linkage
The transmission shift linkage adjustments must be performed in the order in which they appear.

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Place transaxle range selector lever in (D) (OVERDRIVE) position or D (DRIVE) position on vehicles equipped with a transmission control switch (TCS). A weight of 1.4 kg (3 lb) should be hung on the transaxle range selector lever to ensure the lever is located firmly on the (D) (OVERDRIVE) or D (DRIVE) position on vehicles equipped with a transmission control switch (TCS) detent.

Loosen manual control lever-to-control cable retaining nut.

Move transaxle manual control lever to OVERDRIVE position or D (DRIVE) position on vehicles equipped with a transmission control switch (TCS), second detent from most rearward position.

Tighten retaining nut to 17-23 Nm (13-17 lb-ft). Check operation of transaxle in each transmission range position. Make sure that park mechanism and transmission range (TR) sensor are functioning properly.

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Position transaxle range selector lever in DRIVE position against rearward stop. The floor transaxle range selector lever must be held in the rearward position using a constant force of 1.4 kg (3 lb) while linkage is being adjusted.

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Tighten retaining nut to 17-23 Nm (13-17 lb-ft).

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Tum the overdrive switch on for good fuel
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accelerator pedal all the way to the floor. The
transaxle will automatically shift to a lower gear,
depending on the vehicle speed and load.

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