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My overdrive light blinks on and off on my 2002 explorer

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When the OD lights flashes it means that a fault has occured in the transmission, to see what it is you will need the dealer to test the transmission for a fault code that is set in memory when the light starts flashing.

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SOURCE: Why is my overdrive light blinking on my 1997 Ford

When overdrive light flashes, trans computer pick up a bad signal, need to have computer diag. done, but more then likely it's going to be the solenoid box sit on valve body just above trans pan.

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You have a transmission code set in the computer. Most off-the-shelf code scanners won't read them. Have your dealer read the code.

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Its a warning light that tells u if the OD is on or if it blinks there is a problem. Could be low fluid or... Have it looked at

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When the overdrive lamp flashes it's a warning that the transmission has a concern that is either internal or external (wiring, computer). A scan will need to be performed to determine which part of the transmission is at fault. Many auto parts stores will perform a free scan however many cheaper testers will not pick up transmission codes. The overdrive servo in the Explorer trans has often caused problems with the return spring breaking. This is a repair that can be made without removing the trans. Another concern could be a shift solenoid not operating properly. The trans pan would have to be removed to address a solenoid issue. Internal gears/clutches are also a possibility. Repairs for this concern could run from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Diagnosis would run from $0 - $150.00. Good luck.

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