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2003 ford windstar sel. after driving for about 30 minutes the overdrive off light starts flahing and soon after the check transmission light comes on. while these lights sre on th shifts are alittle hard and rough.overdrive works fine and it is not off. if you shut off the engine and restart all warnngs go off and transmission shiftsfine for about anothe 30 minutes and then does it again. Mechanic says no codes in the computer?

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  • mwhite131 Mar 21, 2011

    Fluids are all clear and at the proper level. Transmission was recently rebuilt and I took it back to the shop and they told me there were no transmission codes in and they couldn't find anything wrong with the transmission.

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Hi, if the transmission has never been serviced I suspect a service now will likely make it worse. If it has been serviced previously a fluid change may help, or may push it over the edge and require a rebuild. You should have the codes checked to see if there is a trans code set, this can up pressures in the unit and cause a harsh shift also. Since that can be done free of charge at Autozone or similar parts places I would do that first. If it does have a code that will point a direction to go to repair it. Assuming no codes - check the fluid and if it is really dark or brown then I would leave it and wait until the trans gets worse. If it looks fairly a little dark then a fluid service might be an option.

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    Tunde Autos Mar 21, 2011

    Hi, i will suggest you take the car to Auto zone for another proper scan which will likely produce a code and if a code is not produced, you have a faulty ECM....

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