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1998 lincoln towncar overdrive light stays on but the car drives fine. Button on the end of the gear shift lever does not turn the light on or off. Is there a fuse that needs to be replaced?

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SOURCE: 2003 chevy silverado will not shift into drive or overdrive.

transmission shift solenoid is stuck open this is a common vehicle issue in automatics and not particular to any make or model vehicle 15 dollar part and arm and leg for labor if taken in

heres an idea to try
take out the transmission filter and replace with new one make sure to take not of any metal debry in trans pan this indicates the trans had sheered its gears down and a trans rebuild is needed
the transfilter needs to be changed at a certain milage interval they can get clogged up
there is a kit you buy for your truck at any parts store
its an easy change hour of time unbolt trans pan unbolt trans filter and put new one in
kit comes with new seals less than an hour you can do it yourself

to overdrive you would feel a difference in shift badley if it was that something to keep in mind

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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SOURCE: automatic is not shifting to overdrive

Problem solved. I found on the www the wiring diagram, corresponding to the o/d switch. I saw that there is a engine coolant temp switch (at coolant outlet of engine). the connector to it was corroded. So cleaning it,...o/d is now working proper.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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SOURCE: changing spark plugs on lincoln town car

Remove the spark plug wires, remove the spark plugs,replace them. Do this one cylinder at a time if you never did it. On that year you may need to remove the upper intake to access the plugs on one side. In that case go to a shop. This would not be a novice job.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: my lincoln towncar 1994 is stuck in park unless i

The BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK fuse is probably bad. It is located in the fuse box under the left side of the dash. OR it could be the brake switch located on the lower end of the steering column next to the brake petal.

Posted on Oct 31, 2009

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SOURCE: need 1998 lincoln towncar fuse box diagram

go to www.ebookspdf.com/.../lincoln-town-car-1998-owners-manual/ and you can download it for free hope this helps

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1993 jeep grand cherokee is stuck in second gear, the overdrive button is not functioning, and getting the data control center says service 4wd switch


wow no engine size stated, the 5.2L run a special trans... so....
hopeless to help you much.
zj jeep with automatic.
it didnt lie, it told you to service it, so take it to a shop and let the work on this old dog..
stuck , now what does that mean.
the shift lever lever stuck, or its cable failing end to end.? or?
or shifts from 1 to 2 and hangs there.
or down shifts from 3 to 2 and and hangs there
DIY ? question is that it? you never said intentions.....
so we open the 93 ZJ book and what do we see.
ax-15 stick box, seems not.
the aw-4 auto , electronically shifted with TSM (scan it yet?)
and the 46RH auto. used on the 5.2L, has no TCM brain.
its a Hydramatic.
here are the OD words off the 46h page

Overdrive Control Switch
The overdrive control switch is located in the instrument
panel. In the On position, automatic shifts
into fourth gear overdrive will occur. In the Off position,
the switch overrides the powertrain control module
preventing a shift to overdrive fourth gear range.
The switch has an indicator light that illuminates
when overdrive is turned off. The switch also resets
when the ignition key is turned to the OFF position
so that the automatic overdrive feature is restored.
The use of fault codes is employed to help diagnose
the electronic components that operate the overdrive
unit and torque converter clutch.

Jul 16, 2016 | 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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What fuse on 1998 Lincoln Towncar controls breaks and gear


Since you only mentioned drive, I'm going to presume you meant you can't shift into any gear, Is this correct? Normally, I would say this isn't an electrical issue, it's mechanical, either something in the shift column or the shift linkage is broken or come loose so I browsed the fuses in my owner's manual and you can check these fuses: fuse #8 (10A) - Shift Lock, Speed Control, fuse #14 (7.5A) - Transmission Control Switch, fuse #10 (20A) - Brake Pedal Position, Brake Pressure Switch. If you can't shift out of Park, turn key just enough to unlock steering wheel (not turn on dash lights) and see if shift lever moves. If so, then shift into Neutral and start car.

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I just got O/D off light on in my 1998 Toyota Corolla. What to do


hello subir. This is the over drive function. someone may have accidentally pushed this button so to turn it off you will have to find it and push it again. there is a Overdrive button somewhere on the shifter. It is probably on the side of the actual handle or down near the 4-speed gear numbers, sometimes even in the end of the shifter..

O/D off is NOT a big problem at all- you just don't want to use it all of the time because it runs your engine a lot harder because you are always in a lower gear. That would be used if you were driving up a big hill, for example, and don't want it staying in the highest gear. It gives you more power in circumstances like that

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My 1994 Ford Ranger SuperCab won't shift into the overdrive. All the other gears in the tranny shift smooth and work well. It just won't shift into the overdrive. Every once in a while the check engine...


There is an overdrive bypass switch on the end of the shift lever on some, Push the button on the end of the shifter. It is easy to overlook, as it is on the very end of the shift lever, and can be inadvertently switched off when you shift to park. Hope this solves your problem

Jan 20, 2011 | Ford Ranger Cars & Trucks

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The trans is inover drive only i pnt one in it and i drove the one it come out of


on the end of the lever that puts the car in gear is a button. This controls whether the overdrive is on or off. When overdrive is "off" a light comes on with OD showing on the dash. If the light is "off" then you are in overdrive. so when the light comes on push the button in the shifter handle. if you tow something you want the light to come back on "deactivating the overdrive" and you should see the dash light. You may just have a burnt out light bulb in the dash for this.

Aug 02, 2010 | 1998 Ford Explorer

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Over Drive light never works


The button at the end of the signal leve manually contols the on and off of the O/D

Mar 29, 2009 | 1998 Lincoln Town Car

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Overdrive light on my 99 f150 never comes on...replaced switch already...could it be the harness?


If the over drive is located on the shift lever on the column it should be on with no light. The only way the light comes on is if you turn it off. Over drive button is located on the end of the shift lever. Drive it down the road and count how many times it shifts it should only shift 4 times. Start 1, 2, 3, 4OD with light off and 3 times with light on.

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1989 Lincoln Towncar 4 spd automatic with OD, will not go to OD


There is no OverDrive gear in the transmission. The fourth speed is achieved by locking up the torque converter while in third gear creating a input shaft to output shaft ratio of more than 1 (the infamous over drive). If you do not feel it shifting three times while accelerating up to 45 mph then there is probably a situation with the torque converter.

Feb 25, 2009 | 1989 Lincoln Town Car

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2000 es300 lexus auto w overdrive button overdrive 4th gear not work


There isn't anything wrong with your car. This is perfectly normal. I have a 2000 ES300 as well as other people that I know and it operates in the same way. Overdrive doesn't mean the same thing for every car or transmission. In our case overdrive is simply a reference to the top gear which is 4th gear. When you switch overdrive off(which is depressing the button causing the O/D OFF dash light to illuminate,) the highest gear becomes 3rd because you turned 4th gear or overdrive off. The application scenario for this is usually mountainous terrain where a lot of uphill driving makes it more feasible not to up shift into 4th gear while ascending and descending. It will not switch back to overdrive or 4th gear until you re-engage it by turning the overdrive back on or repressing the button. Again, when the O/D OFF dash light is illuminated, overdrive which is 4th gear is off and the highest gear will then become 3rd. It will never shift into 4th gear while this light is illuminated or overdrive is off. When you press the button and the O/D OFF dash light is NOT illuminated overdrive is on and therefore it will shift into 4th gear as usual. This applies to all 97-2001 ES300's and probably any other car you drive tat exhibits this same type of change when overdrive is turned off.

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98 Lincoln TC,Cold starts fine ,runs good until warm, then shuts off. No codes,Cranks ok, have spark, PATS ok. No fuel pressure, cant hear fuel pump prime,New Fuel relay. jumped fuel pump - works. I do not hear fuel pump prime up, do not have fuel gauge, but pressing on valve in fuel rail- no pressurized fuel. Fuel regulator seems ok, not leaking / vacuum line dry as a bone. If I let it set for 15 min , it will start up again, but for a few minutes then dies out. If I let it set overnight it starts up perfectly and runs until operating temp is reached then stalls/stumbles, and shuts down. Vacuum is good while cranking, even with no start, Checked Inertia switch in trunk, it is not tripped. I have seen Ford TSB summaries' that mention issues like this , but I am not able to see to description. A point to add, the MAF sensor was cleaned, then I decided to replace it and did not make a difference. I do not have any stored codes, and the PATS is working fine, typical 2 second flash from and once key is inserted a 3 second steady light, then disappears. I have seen the TSB mentioning C103 Connector, it looks fine, I swapped out fuel pump relay with ac relay, still no difference.mention of wires around battery, do not know where to start. in dash service engine light and odometer is normal, seen other posts the say they only have lines, but mine is ok. the start of all of this , I washed engine with regular garden hose, ( not using pressure washer).also in the mean time, rear window defroster stopped working as well, can not say for same reason, but a mention.My problem started after washing engine. this is one of four Panther platform vehicles I owned with exact 4.6l w code engine, which I rinced down before. The only sensor I can think of is Oil pressure , or a corroded wire

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