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2003 ford explorer

Overdrive off light keeps flashing on dash

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  • fixorpay Feb 18, 2009

    I had this problem with my 03 explorer, it ended up leading to transmission problems, but it could be the harness wire that leads to the tranny. Be sure you check the less expensive solutions first.



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I had this same problem It ended up being a sensor in the transmission.

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