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2004 f150 transmission fault light

Driving down thr road overdrive light started flashing lost overdrive pulled over fluid appeared clean did not smell bad i shut offengine and restarted fault light off.... im on vacation 500 miles from home

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  • Steve S
    Steve S Jul 10, 2010

    Is this a New Body Style 2004 or a Heritage or Lightning model ? Usually the flashing OD light is an indicator of a trans fault with the shift or solenoids.

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I have an '04 F150 and I had an OD problem that was the same as you are having now, I brought it to a deqaler they told me that I needed a new trans or a rebuilt trans, I disagreed with them becaus the truck shifted fine until the OD gears. I brought it to a transmission shop and they removed the valve body the found a broken clip that got wedged under the valve and would not allow it to open therefore rendering the OD useless and giving a flashing OD light. it cost me $403.00 to repair and have not had a problem with it since. I would call a ****** shop in the area I had my truck back the next day. hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 27, 2012

  • Richard Kromschroeder Mar 27, 2012

    I have an '04 F150 and I had an OD problem that was the same as you are having now, I brought it to a deqaler they told me that I needed a new trans or a rebuilt trans, I disagreed with them becaus the truck shifted fine until the OD gears. I brought it to a transmission shop and they removed the valve body the found a broken clip that got wedged under the valve and would not allow it to open therefore rendering the OD useless and giving a flashing OD light. it cost me $403.00 to repair and have not had a problem with it since. I would call a ****** shop in the area I had my truck back the next day. hope this helps.

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Sounds like the transmission got overheated. I would not worry if shutting it off and restarting got rid of the fault.

Enjoy your vacation.

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