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Transmission slipping automatic transmission works fine until overdrive light starts to flash on and off. then transmission slips. if it happens to take off, and the light is switching on and off, transmission shifts eratically up and down, otherwise it shifts perfect.

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    I have a 2001 Ford F-350 Crew cab w/ the 7.3 L Powerstroke diesel. I started experiencing some (not all the time)transmission slippage yesterday on my way home from work. It has continued today with the O/D light also flashing. What is my problem? Will changing the filter screen (does it have a filter?), gasket and fluid help? Is it an electrical problem? What is the right corrective action?

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Do u have any transmission trouble codes? u should if the OD light is flashing, the light flashes to alert u that a electronic malfunction is occurring in the trans controls, u may just have a bad trans connector or a shift solenoid starting fail due to a shorted field closing coil.

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