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Why does the overdrive light keep blinking in my 98 Ford Explorer?

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When the overdrive lamp flashes it's a warning that the transmission has a concern that is either internal or external (wiring, computer). A scan will need to be performed to determine which part of the transmission is at fault. Many auto parts stores will perform a free scan however many cheaper testers will not pick up transmission codes. The overdrive servo in the Explorer trans has often caused problems with the return spring breaking. This is a repair that can be made without removing the trans. Another concern could be a shift solenoid not operating properly. The trans pan would have to be removed to address a solenoid issue. Internal gears/clutches are also a possibility. Repairs for this concern could run from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Diagnosis would run from $0 - $150.00. Good luck.

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Your trans is in limp mode you may have blown valve body gasket in the trans or a broken band

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SOURCE: my overdrive light keeps blinking?

My Overdrive light keep blink?

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Its a warning light that tells u if the OD is on or if it blinks there is a problem. Could be low fluid or... Have it looked at

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SOURCE: my overdrive light keeps blinking in a 1999 ford

You have a transmission code set in the computer. Most off-the-shelf code scanners won't read them. Have your dealer read the code.

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