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My overdrive light is flashing on and off - 2002 Ford Explorer

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  • Rainy Vargas Jul 29, 2008

    Turns out it was a fuse under the hood. It was causing the light to flash, the vehicle to make a loud clunk noise when stopping, and it made the pressure build up so that it looked like my transmission fluid was too full. Yes it could`ve been the tranny thank goodness it wasn`t. THANKS .

  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    OD and Check Engine lights both are on.

    replaced transmission 4 years ago...

    paid 300 for solenoid sensor

    didn't fix it..told it was either cam shaft sensor or a new transmission, but couldn't guarantee which one=

    any ideas?

  • thomasbain62 Aug 18, 2008

    my 2000 explorer od light flashing code says it torque converter solenoid but it running fine

  • curiouslojo Sep 06, 2008

    OD light flashing, service engine light on, car is having trouble shifting. Had fluid in transmission changed a few months ago. Problem just started. Am I about to lose the transmission? My car is a 2003 explorer. Is this common.

  • explorerownr May 11, 2010

    i have this problem also, my uncle is a mechanic and he tills me it is not a big deal, but its been a year and he still has not fixed it.



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The O/D light flashing is an indication of a transmission electrical fault. The powertrain control module (PCM) monitors the electronic sensors and actuators on the engine and PCM. If it finds a fault on these circuits, it will alert the driver. Since the O/D light is flashing, the fault is specific to the transmission. You'll will need to have the codes checked in the PCM before any repairs are attempted.

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I have 2000 lincoln navigator overdrive light come on all the time and hard to shift in D drive but goes on 2

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I just had mine fixed 1700.00 $$$$$ same thing

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