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I have just purchased a 2004 ford explorer sport trac. The truck kicks out of overdrive without me pushing the button and when it goes out the light flashes and says overdrive off

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  • zabdiel Jul 22, 2008

    hi, when I turn on my explorer 2002 V8 the O/D light goes on and off and doesnt let me turn it on or off since its going crazy flashing all the time.


  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    this happened to me once. I asked around, and I was told to get the transmission filter changed. I have not changed it yet, but it is not a consistant problem. It may be worth a try though if it is a constant problem for you.

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We had the same problem with our truck the transmission has a factory defect it cost around 500 to fix take to a mechanic have them run a diagnostics check and the problem should pop up as a red flag

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This may be because the transmission has a problem. It is trying to save itself from further damage by self-disengaging the O/D.

Please take this vehicle in for warranty service (if available) or to a trained mechanic/transmission shop for evaluation. Continued driving could further damage the tranny.

Good Luck.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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