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Flashing O/D Off Has codes 733 & 741

I have a 1999 Ford Explorer XLT SOHC. When reaching the speed over around 40mph the O/D Off light flashes, we took it in and we were told that we had to replace the transmission. I asked for the codes and they are 733 and 741. What are these codes and do I really have to replace my whole tranny or are there just some parts that I can fix (for now)?

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  • t-macula10 May 21, 2009

    i have a 96 dodge ram 1500. when i start in 1st gear my truck starts jerking even into 2nd gear and when i'm drivin for long period of time my o/d light comes on without me pushing it then my truck feels like it down shifts into a lower gear and the rpm's go up. any suggestions?

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    Disconnect the battery, Touch the red and black leads to each other and zero out the sensor register....see if the problem when away. If it did you have a sensor trip.... go buy beer and share with a freind. If it comes back you will have to seek out the source of the trip, Take to Auto Zone they can test the code and give you a source.

    Ford dealer is option 21, try a few others first unless you are cash rich.



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P0733 Gear 3 Incorrect ratio
P0741 Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off
Based on the experience i have with these codes at the Ford dealer I work at u are going to most likely need a transmission overhaul, it is slipping and the torque converter clutch is defective.

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