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1999 expedition won't switch out of overdrive. replaced switch in gear selector lever, so is not the problem. told it might be wiring in gear selector lever. how do you determine that? ran a KOER dignostic and code for "transmission control circuit out of range."

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  • ian brenner Apr 25, 2010

    i have cleared the codes with a scanner. is there no way to reset the tcm from the scanner?

  • ian brenner Apr 25, 2010

    wrong answer.

  • ian brenner Apr 25, 2010

    anybody?

  • ian brenner Apr 25, 2010

    did. the problem is still there. Hey, roniecon, how do i post a testimonial for you?

  • ian brenner Apr 30, 2010

    the wire was pinched in the steering column bracket; i'm told this happens from the normal working of the gear shift lever back and forth. i rerouted the new wire.

  • ian brenner Apr 30, 2010

    this solution was not helpful, but roniecon's solution to the a/c question was on target... many thanks!

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Disconnect the negative battery cable,and let it set for about 15 minutes,then put the cable back on,and try and see if the problem is still there.

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Hi! Please try this old trick that usually works. Put the car in reverse then run, hit the brakes and shift to drive. It should reset the transmission. It worked for me hopefully it works on you. Have a good one!

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Hi,


This needs a resetting of the TCM. To reset, remove the negative battery terminal for a minute or so then re-fit it. This reset may fix the problem if the TCM was affected by your efforts replacing the switch. Note: The car should not be on a slope.

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