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The O/D light in my 1998 Ford Explorer will start blinking at me some times. It has been doing this for a coupe of days now. It won't do it right when I start driving but will do it a short time after I begin driving. The transmission will then downshift from 2nd to 1st a litle earlier that it usually does when slowing for lights stops signs etc. Anyone know what is wrong? It is at the mechanic right now but would like to have a little knowledge when he calls me back!

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  • twix3474 Mar 11, 2009

    Will the mechanic give me the code after they check it out? Or is there a way I could have gotten that myself before I brought it in?

  • twix3474 Mar 12, 2009

    went to autozone and they said they only do codes for check engine light. My mechanice called me back and said he found nothing wrong, the light has not blonked again except for those couple of times.

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When the OD light flashes it is telling u that an electronic sensor see's a fault in your transmission's operation, there will be a trouble code stored in the powertrain computer. U will need to have the code before we can even venture a guess at what the problem is.

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    yadayada Mar 11, 2009

    U could have gone to any Kragen auto or Autozone and they would have run the code test for free. ask the tech what the code is over the phone and post it back on this thread.

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