Question about 1999 Ford Explorer
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.
Posted on Feb 04, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
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.
Posted on Mar 05, 2010
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.
Posted on Apr 08, 2011
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