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OD button works only part of time.

OD button only active ocasionally so Overdrive disable and light only work occasionally. Moving the gear shift sometimes makes the circuit work especially around the drive position. . I havn't really had to diable overdrive but in case I sure would like to know how. I thought I had a problem in the column and almost got got plastic off columln but couldn't get the key guard off so could not get top plastic off. I don't know trick. Notice the last time things were funtioning correctly that moving the gear thru drive made the thing work correctly. I assume there is an enable switch somewhere in the column that makes the disable switch active and is in trouble like not making contact. ???? Help please Ron

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  • hiaguc Feb 17, 2009

    k . i have this problem on my f250 diesel . 7.3 and this morning on the gear shift where is the OD bottom start blinking on off. and i strat feeling the shift on the trans mission. any one have any i dea with something like this??????

  • Ron Davis May 02, 2014

    Back in 2009 I discovered a high failure rate with the OD diasabe button on these trucks. I posted somewhere a step by step procedure for replacement of this switch (button). That solved the problem. Was about a 30 Min job and all was well again. If you get intermittent OD light then this is what to do: REPLACE THE SWITCH.



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There's no enable switch as far as I know, it should light up in any gear position when you hit the button. I'm guessing there's a problem with the wires going to the switch, probably broken somewhere in the column and make contact in certain positions. You may have to pull the ignition lock to get the cover off. If I recall that model right-remove lower cover, there's a little hole in the lock body with a small steel pin in it, turn key to ON and press the pin in with something and the lock will slide out. When you reinsert the lock just turn to off and the pin will reset itself to the locked position. You'll have it apart for a while with the ignition on so you probably probably want to disconnect the battery.

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I have that exact same truck and transmission and My Transmission did the exact same thing about a year ago and there was some kind of snap ring inside the transmission that broke. I originally thought it had to be an electirical problem because the truck shifted fine until OD or if i turned OD off. The 4r70w is a light transmission and i would suggest you have a shift kit put in and they make a heavier kit to beef it up.. Sorry its probably not the new you were looking for.

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sorry to say this trans has to be removed and rebuilt seems like od clutches burnt out-do you tow heavy trailer with truck as you have to tow with od off(push button on shifter)

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