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Overdrive light flashing in ford windstar 96 - 1998 Ford Windstar

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  • shupa2008 Oct 03, 2009

    But when I drive in reverse, the overdrive light is not flashing

  • shupa2008 Oct 03, 2009

    my overdrive light is flashing only when I go forward, what should do?
    ford windstar 96.




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HI. The overdrive solenoid will only engage if the vehicle is moving in a forward motion. The reverse function dose not use the overdrive capabilities. With that being said, the issues you are experiencing with the illuminated light(flashing), is caused by a faulty OD solenoid. This solenoid is located inside the transmission pan, near the valve body. either the solenoid, itself, is faulty, or there is an issue with the actual switch(OD). This require you to inspect the switch wiring, and the solenoid should be tested as well. The transmission pan will need to be pulled, and the fluid drained to access the solenoid housing.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009


Flashing overdrive light means there is a transmission problem and there is a code stored in the transmission. It could also be a PCM issue. If it turns out to be the PCM, go to your local junkyard and pull out another one from a 1996 Ford Windstar. I see them in my local junk yards all of the time. Here is some more information in the flashing overdrive light problems:

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