Question about 1998 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

2000 ford explorer the overdrive light came on, what does that mean?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 36 Answers

Is this the light on the dash notifing you that you hit the button to turn the O.D. off that you're talking about? I have a 98 and my button is located in the end of the shift lever. I have hit it several times accidently and noticed the light in the dash coming on. All you have to do is push the button back in and your vehicle will once again be in O.D. which is where you want to be except when you are off roading it. Overdrive cuts your engine revolutions by 1/3 thus giving you better gas milage on the highway.
I hope this helps you and please don't forget to rate my advice.
Thanks!

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

5 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 87 Answers

SOURCE: overdrive transmission

this is the old style transmission code you have a problem with a solenoid inside the transmission go to a transmission shop to read and replace the solenoid only not a rebuild usually

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

bestdarngood
  • 3037 Answers

SOURCE: Why does my overdrive light flash while i drive. I have a 1999 Ford Explorer.

It means the transmission has seen a fault and there will be a code set for the fault. Get the trouble codes read at an auto parts store such as AutoZone where they usually do it free and post the code if you can. It can reset its self every time you turn the vehicle off but it will not fix the problem. Could be a minor or a major problem so you don't know till the codes are read.


Benjamin

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: overdrive light

mine is flashing too but it also needs a new transmission. it started right before it RED lined. so u may be having tranny problems. have it looked at.

Posted on May 11, 2009

1fastbob
  • 301 Answers

SOURCE: what have the overdrive light blanking. 2000 Ford

The overdrive light blinking indicates a problem. Take it to a shop for servicing.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Where is the fuse to the overdrive on a 2000 ford explorer Eddie Bauer


Is the check engine light on or the overdrive button flashing?

Sep 29, 2016 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Where is the overdrive solioned for a 3.0L 1991Ford ranger located inside valve body of transmission


91 Ranger - No OverDrive - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

www.ford-trucks.com > ... > Small Chassis Trucks > Ranger & B-Series
Nov 18, 2006 - 91 Ranger - No OverDrive Ranger & B-Series. ... 1991 RangerAutomatic 3.0L 186,000 miles. Today the overdrive didn't work on my truck. ...However, if it is not a solenoid on vacation, you have probable failure coming down ... 2000 Explorer 5r55e transmission issues, drive and reverse.
Feb 5, 2013
A4LD - 4R44E and 4R55E
Oct 19, 2011
Transmission Bang Shifting - Overdrive Off Light Flashes
Jul 21, 2008
91 explorer trans porblem/ no overdrive
Nov 17, 2007
More results from www.ford-trucks.com

Aug 26, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My cruise control is not working on my 2004 Ford Explore and not long after the overdrive is flashing


Most likely could be multiple problems such as stop light switch and overdrive button failure. If stop light switch works intermittently meaning tail lights blink at all when brake is pressed the system disables cruise control. As for the OD problem switch may be dirty or stuck or transmission is malfunctioning. Have the car scanned for trouble codes and make note of any P or T codes. Let us know.

Jul 08, 2014 | 2004 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Overdrive light is flashing


The flashing light means the overdrive will not work.
You could scan the computer and see if you have any trouble codes.
The codes will direct you as to what to test for the problem.

Apr 15, 2013 | 2000 Ford Windstar

2 Answers

Have a 2001 ford explorer and the overdrive light been flashing,and feel the tranny slip alittle when driving.. some people say its the valve body gasket .can you help?


When the OD light flashes in this truck it means a malfunction has occurred in the transmission, it usually will be due to excessive slippage of the transmission based on the signal of the input and output shaft speed sensors. Here is what you need to do is have the Transmission Control Module tested for the fault code or codes that was stored when the light starting flashing, it is doubtful the valve body is the problem based on my 30 years as a Ford dealer technician.

Dec 12, 2010 | 2001 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Overdrive light flashes on my 1995 Ford Explorer while in operation


USUALLY WHEN YOUR OVERDRIVE LAMP IS FLASHING THAT MEANS U HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE TRANSMISSION. YOUR EXPLORER NEEDS TO BE SCANNED AND CHECKED FOR TROUBLE CODES

Aug 06, 2010 | 1995 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

I have a 2001 Ford Explorer with about 135k miles,O/D Off light


it means that there some sort of problem with the transmission. you need to have it checked out.

Mar 14, 2010 | 2004 Kia Sedona

1 Answer

Overdrive light


it is probably the vehicle speed sensor. Tells computer how fast the car is going so it will shift at proper time. A tech with a scan tool can run the EEC test and read the codes and tell you if it's the speed sensor. easy repair. Buy speed sensor on Ebay

Dec 26, 2008 | 2002 Ford Explorer

2 Answers

My overdrive light is flashing indicating the overdrive is off


this could mean there is a problem with the transmission,but most times when OD light is flashing it is because the wiring to the OD switch is broken.
is the OD switch on the end of the gear shift lever ?
or does your vehicle have the shifter on console between seats ?

Nov 12, 2008 | 2002 Ford Explorer

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Ford Explorer Logo

Related Topics:

437 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5501 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...