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Overdrive light comes on

My overdrive light comes on when in stop/start driving and on hills. in addition it also has come on several times when driving on straight highways. is this safe?

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Change the transmission valve body. Get one with the proper updates (Sonnax). There are many issues with these valve bodies. I had the same problem with mine except mine also released most of the transmission fluid while on the highway. I changed it out and now it runs like new. Also, you may want to have the transmission fluid flushed.

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