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Hard shift and blinking overdrive

2000 ford ranger 2X2 3.0L e85 automatic symptoms without overdrive blinking usually hard shifting from 1st to 2nd if I accelerate fast from stop the shift from 1st to 2nd is delayed to 25mph and hard if I accelerate slowly from stop the shift from 1st to 2nd is at 18mph and softer once or twice the light has started when I was already in third
I am using a ScanGauge to help diagnose problem it will gear ratio ,linepressure,slip, and temperature overdrive light start blinking when accelerating from 1st to 2nd the line pressure lpc sticks at 51psi before light I can see it vary with acceleration looking at transmission temperature it seems to run between 160 to 175 when running hot the slip and gear ratios don't seems to be effected by light blinking when light is blinking I have low torque in 1st and 2ndbut shifts are smooth overdrive still functions when light is blinking

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  • cinroadking Jul 18, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. I have 121,000. This has been a problem for about 3000 miles. Now I notice a small leak. The trasmissions slipped in overdrive yesterday. We are taking it in for service Monday.

  • rmjuarez22 Aug 22, 2008

    I have the same problem, odometer goes haywire and transmission also, checked and noticed that the problem is in the instrument cluster, unplugged it and lfted the prongs on the three connectors with a toothpick so they would make contact, connected back and tested it, and worked properly.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    will not shift into overdrive after slowing to stop then accelerating again . shifts normally at start up

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    help me please

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Shifts hard from 1st to 2nd gear

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    also the overdrive light is blinking

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    2000 ford ranger 2.2L at startup it misses and flattens out at times it shut off but start up right back. when it,s cooler (south fl) it hesitate longer. seldom more than 2 attempt before starting. once get rolling and changes between 1st and 2nd it,s run satisfactorily. am on a short block (fl type) after stopping and moving again it may happen depending on weather i think. having this boy now some 8.5yrs no major repairs, beside brakes. hope this can help. ps. advise. thanks for this wonderful services you all are providing.
    (GOD bless).

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    car back fires when shifting from 1st to 2nd

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The blinking overdrive button is telling u that a serious fault has occurred in the electronic controls or a mechanical fault such as excess slippage is occurring.

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