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1998 Ford Explorer

Transmission will not shift to overdrive at anytime. has push button on gear shift , when button is pressed it will read in dash that od is off,but when you press button again od ligt goes out, but doesn,t go into od at any time or speed.

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  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    no 4th gear

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    I have a 93 f250 diesel. The overdrive button does not work at all but the truck still shifts like it should. You just cant turn od off.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    i push the od button and the light does;nt come on

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    it doesn't do it all the time

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    on the hiway with the overdrive on the 2000 B3000 shifts into passing on it's own and going up hill at 60 need more power press on the gas and it will not shift lower or hasatats befor it dose shift

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Also, the OD button does not change anything and the OD light on the instrument cluster does not light when the button on the shift stick is depressed.

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There is an sensor on the speed odmeter cable on the side of transmission. it will kill thr overdrive and cruise control but not the speedometer. about $50.fixed 2 explorers that way

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What code comes up if that is the problem

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Have the vehicle scanned for trouble codes,and diagnose any codes present.If no codes,or as an alternative,i have at work a Zoom Technologies box that allows me to monitor transmission function as being commanded by the vehicle's PCM,or manually override the vehicle,and take manual control of the transmission.It is an expensive diagnostic tool.If the trans is commanded manually,and 4th gear doesnt happen,then you're looking at electric solenoids on the valve body,or possibly damaged servos.Servos can be accessed with the trans in the vehicle,and inspected.If the servos aren't the culprit,then it is likely an internal problem.

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Overdrive, also, will not engage if the car is not up to operating temperature.

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