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Ford taurus wont go over 65 and o/d lights flash

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  • Jeff Turcotte
    Jeff Turcotte Sep 10, 2010

    Is there a button on the shifter or column wand to turn off the overdrive? The overdrive needs to be on.

  • dimitri588 Sep 10, 2010

    Do you have a chance to do a OBDII scan?
    First the codes the car spits out that are non axle related have to be fixed. Then axle related codes need to be fixed. There is no way out to do a scan of your computer.

    How is your transmission fluid level?

    Try out this little test, which is called the torque converter clutch test:

    go out and drive, make engine warm, keep speed of 50mph. then tap brake pedal with left foot.
    Engine RPM should increase when brake pedal is tapped and decrease about five seconds after pedal is released. If it does not happen, then you have a Torque Converter Operation problem.



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Add transmission fliud and check fuses!

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