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2001 FORD SPORT TRAC O/D LIGHT IS BLINKING.Slips when shifting from top of 1 gear to 2 gear.

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  • DGWieda Sep 22, 2010

    Randy,

    My '01 Sport Trac is doing the exact same thing. I couldn't believe that I found someone experiencing word-for-word the same issue within the same week.

    While looking online I found the following site with some interesting information:http://autorepair.about.com/library/a/1e...

    My truck has had the slipping going on for about 10 days now. Just today it had the blinking O/D light and slipped twice on the way in to the office (~15 miles)... but didn't slip anymore after about 2 miles. and worked great all the way in to the office. When I got a few minutes prior to lunch, I drove it up (12 more miles) to a Transmission shop, just in case (I can afford to repair, WAY before I can afford to replace). The truck performed perfectly during the drive and the O/D was no longer on or blinking. It seemed like it was back to it's original, wonderful self.

    I will let you know what I find out from the transmission shop in the next day or so. If you've already found a solution, would you mind posting?

    My clarification questions are these:
    How many miles does your Sport Trac have on it?
    Have you ever had the transmission worked on or repaired?
    When was the last time it was serviced (either flushed or fluid change)?
    What kind of driver are you?

    For me:
    Miles: 163,284 miles
    Repaired/Rebuilt with new parts as needed in Jan. 2007 at 97k
    Last serviced Dec. 2008
    Personally, I'm pretty hard on my truck-- and it's kept up with all my driving abuse.
    My daily drive for the last year has been approx. 30 miles a day, prior to that I was doing about 100-120.

    Thanks for any updates,

    -Dave.

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