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Howtochangeashifterknobontaurusx overdrive button is broken got to replace the whole shifter knob to fix it

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SOURCE: Shifter knob gets stuck in the cold.

Yes, remove the buttom and apply a small amount of lethium grease, this will cure the problem

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Broken and missing button for Overdrive switch

Did you try replacing the housing and button? There could be a reason why that is, perhaps the overdrive has or had an issue from prior owner because of the transmission having problems. If your not comfortable with replacing the housing and button, get a few qoutes from a reputable shop, then decide if it is worth it.

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SOURCE: need help, light on shifter handle blinks

need to check the wiring in the column to the od button it rubs the metal shorting it out in turn causing the blink with no mechanical problems

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SOURCE: I replaced the shifter knob with the od button but it doesn't....

I bought a 1996 Ford Explorer. I just got my transmission rebuild and it still seems like my car not picking up the speed properly? also the overdrive light constantly blinking when I drive sometimes. Do you have an idea about what the promblem might be?

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This is for one Windstar, I just went through the same thing on my sister 2000 Ford.The O/D light was continuous blinking the shift solenoids A, B and C where malfunctioning the torque converter was malfunctioning the car was taking off with very little power. Before you go to spending money on expensive sensors and getting a new trans and all that other spit, I suggest check the fuse box underhood of your car next to the batttery (called Power Distribution Center) and check fuse #19, 15AMP. It controls your AX-4S Transaxel, Vapor Management valve, EGR Solenoids and a bunch of other things like sensors and solenoids. They changed the fuse and the car transmission is working just fine the O/D is no longer blinking.

Also, you could visit the Ford dealer or some autoshop with code readers (scanner) and know if you have any fault code stored there; the common problem I have seen, is a corroded main transmission harness. Other posibilitie, check the VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor).

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