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Overdrive transmission I have a 1996 ford explorer eddie bauer and the overdrive transmission light has been flashing when i go to the highway or increasing the speed.

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  • snowchu Jun 25, 2008

    My 2002 Ford Explorer O/D light is blinking and the check engine light is on. The check engine light indicated shift cylonoid needs replacing. Will this fix both problems and where is the shift cylonoid located?

  • wery63 Jul 14, 2008

    We have a XLT 4.0 1999 Ford Explorer an the o/D light will flash on an off put doesn't seem to change back an forth in the transmission. What don you think.

  • franklinhock Apr 23, 2009

    We have the same problem..... Is it the old code meaning for the guy who replied about having a newer Explorer do that? Is is possible on a 96 it is the shift cylonoid??

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    overdrive off light flashes. Now transmission 'clunks'. How big a problem do I potentially have

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Overdrive won't switch on

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Overdrive light flashing and check engine light on

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014


  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Will not start. One time it starts and runs good then next time will not start. Turns over.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    It is an Eddie Bauer Edition with a 5.0 engine.



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This is the old style transmission code you have a problem with a solenoid inside the transmission go to a transmission shop to read and replace the solenoid only not a rebuild usually

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Fluild leaking above pan on right side cant see where from?

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If the OD light is flashing, your transmission is bad. Have it rebuilt, because it most likely is the transmission fluid pump. Good luck!

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