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Overdrive light is on power in park and nuetral no power when i put in drive and stays in second gear top speed around 40

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Sounds like you need to test all your speed sensors or VSS switch in the transmission in the rear end too if speedometer is not functioning if this is a truck or rear wheel drive auto, reply back with year make model please or i will have to delete your question thanks the FixYa team.

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Transmission goes into nuetral when overdrive is ingaged


over drive is a gear its self it may be going out in the trany so when that over drive button it pushed it thorws it in to that gear that may be out no and it dont matter is you try to sift because it is a gear its self my car is 4 speed drive 1 drive 2 drive (3 gear) and overdrive (4th gear)

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Trans axle humming noise


If you go really easy on the gas you should hear & feel
all 4 or 5 gears shift,whichever you have

You should also feel converter clutch lock-up when in
the top gear, which you call overdrive.
That will occur around 40 mph if you stay steady on the gas

You can lightly hold the brake down & the (TCC) Torque Converter
should unlock & the engine RPM go up

I suspect you have no lockup thus wrong dash speed indicated

That will eventually over heat the trans

You get lock-up in other gears under certain load conditions

You could have a bad solenoid in transaxle & any other sensors
that play a role in shift strategy

Sep 28, 2012 | 1998 Oldsmobile 88

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My niece is stuck in traffic and a light came on that says O/D Off. What does this mean?


Overdrive on tranny is turned off and bulb is flickering. If it drives normal, no worreis.

May 08, 2011 | 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis

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Start car and the idle goes to 3000 rpm, holds there for around 12 seconds or so and then comes down to around 1200. when driving if stopped and you put the car in park or nuetral the idle will go up to...


it sounds like a vacuum leak to me, my car had the same problem but when i changed the hose that connected the valve cover to the fuel injectors the rpms dropped back down to about 800 rpms

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I have a 1999 jeep cherokee that has intermitant transmission problems 1)shifting up it wind out to 2k-3k before shifting 2) at higher speed it feels as if it slips out of overdrive rpm increase but speed...


It will shift out of overdrive upon increasing throttle , pulling hills and so on. Your overdrive probably kicks in around 35 to 45mph and kicks back out as you increase throttle. Electrically controled speed sensor to control the response. Overwise the engine would bog down to a stall. Over drive is just that. It changes the gearing ratio to over drive meaning less then final gear 4 to 1 down to 4 to 3 etc more direct drive ratio to lessen consumtion of fuel with less stress on engine. Have shift speed sensor adjusted. Don't drive in overdrive in city if most driving is under 45mph

Mar 09, 2010 | 1999 Jeep Cherokee

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At what speed does the car need to be put into overdrive? what size fuel tank is in the 1992 park avenue?


Your car probably won't go into overdrive below 35 or 40mph.I have a 1993 and I only put it in third gear only when I want it to stay out of overdrive,I always put the shifter in 4Th or overdrive.If your trans jumps hard between overdrive and 3rd gear or is always searching for a gear to be in you should be concerned and have it serviced.18 gallon tank.

Dec 09, 2009 | 1992 Buick Park Avenue

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I have a 92GL, somestimes it will not shift into high gear(Drive 3 or what ever the top gear is). Somestimes it works fine. Car has 218000 miles on it. Any ideas to what might be causing this and/or the...


My car just had the same problem and i bought a over-drive bypass plate from IPD and now it works just fine, just put it on yesterday. My overdrive solenoid was the problem. So, instead of paying $160 for a new one, i paid $40 for the bypass plate. I drive a 91 Volvo 940 Turbo with over 250K miles and now i have my overdrive back. I think if your overdrive relay was bad, the shift light would come on on the dashboard. So it may just be your solenoid. Go to http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-940960/Transmission-&-Drive-Train/Automatic-Transmission/Automatic-Over-Drive-Solenoid-Bypass-Kit/p-136-278-676-1031/

May 04, 2009 | 1994 Volvo 940

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How do i reprogram the computer on my 2002 xl7


Try this relearn procedure hopefully it will help

Vehicles equipped with engine or transmission computers may require a relearn procedure after the vehicle battery is disconnected. Many vehicle computers memorize and store vehicle operation patterns for optimum driveability and performance. When the vehicle battery is disconnected, this memory is lost. The computer will use default data until new data from each key start is stored. As the computer memorizes vehicle operation for each new key start, driveability is restored. Vehicle computers may memorize vehicles operation patterns for 40 or more key starts. Customers often complain of driveability problems during the relearn stage because the vehicle acts differently then before being serviced. Depending on the type of vehicle and how it is equipped, the following complaints (driveability problems) may exist:

Harsh Or Poor Shift Quality
Rough Or Unstable Idle
Hesitation Or Stumble
Rich Or Lean Running
Poor Fuel Mileage

These symptoms and complaints should disappear after a number of drive cycles have been memorized. To reduce the possibility of complaints, after any service which requires battery power to be disconnected, vehicle should be road tested.

Vehicle Preparation

Ensure all components are connected. Ensure transmission fluid level is correct. Warm engine to normal operating temperature. If vehicle has been repaired, perform KOEO and Continuous Memory Code Self-Test and ensure fault codes are not present.

Computer Relearn Procedures

Idle Relearn Procedure

Place automatic transmission in Park or manual transmission in Neutral position. Ensure the emergency brake has been set and all accessories are turned off. Start engine and bring to normal operating temperature. Allow manual transmission vehicle to idle in Neutral for one minute. Allow automatic transmission to idle in Neutral for one minute and then to idle in Drive for one minute. Once initial relearn is complete, process will be completed during normal driving. Always complete the procedure before returning the vehicle to the customer.

Drive Cycle Test (AOD-E, AXOD & AXOD-E TRANSAXLES)

With transmission gear selector in Overdrive, moderately accelerate vehicle to 50 MPH for a minimum of 15 seconds. Transmission should be in 4th gear. While holding speed steady, lightly apply and release brake for about 5 seconds. Stop and park vehicle for a minimum of 20 seconds with transmission gear selector in Drive. Repeat procedure 5 times. Always complete the procedure before returning the vehicle to the customer.

Drive Cycle Test (E4OD)

With transmission gear selector in Drive, press Overdrive Cancel Switch (LED should light). Moderately accelerate vehicle to 40 MPH for a minimum of 15 seconds (30 seconds above 4000-ft. elevation) Transmission should be in 3rd gear. While holding speed steady, press Overdrive Cancel Switch (LED should go off) and accelerate from 40 MPH to 50 MPH. Transmission should shift from 3rd gear to 4th gear. Hold speed steady for 15 seconds. While holding speed steady, lightly apply and release brakes enough to turn brake lights on. Maintain 50 MPH for about 5 seconds. Stop vehicle for a minimum of 20 seconds with transmission gear selector in Drive. Repeat procedure 5 times. Always complete the procedure before returning the vehicle to the customer.

Mar 26, 2009 | 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII

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2000 es300 lexus auto w overdrive button overdrive 4th gear not work


There isn't anything wrong with your car. This is perfectly normal. I have a 2000 ES300 as well as other people that I know and it operates in the same way. Overdrive doesn't mean the same thing for every car or transmission. In our case overdrive is simply a reference to the top gear which is 4th gear. When you switch overdrive off(which is depressing the button causing the O/D OFF dash light to illuminate,) the highest gear becomes 3rd because you turned 4th gear or overdrive off. The application scenario for this is usually mountainous terrain where a lot of uphill driving makes it more feasible not to up shift into 4th gear while ascending and descending. It will not switch back to overdrive or 4th gear until you re-engage it by turning the overdrive back on or repressing the button. Again, when the O/D OFF dash light is illuminated, overdrive which is 4th gear is off and the highest gear will then become 3rd. It will never shift into 4th gear while this light is illuminated or overdrive is off. When you press the button and the O/D OFF dash light is NOT illuminated overdrive is on and therefore it will shift into 4th gear as usual. This applies to all 97-2001 ES300's and probably any other car you drive tat exhibits this same type of change when overdrive is turned off.

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