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2005 Ford Escape O/D Light Flashing

I just recently noticed that the O/D Off light is flashing on my 2005 Ford Escape.
Looking through various websites, I couldn't find a particular solution to my problem.
If I can avoid a service call by using an ''at-home remedy'' I am willing to try that.
Can someone help me diagnose what the issue is?

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The OD light flashes when transmission code has been tripped. The only way to find out what it is and how to fix it is to have the truck hooked up to the proper scan tool. (trans code scanner is needed).

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