OD off Light Flashing on my 1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 V
I have a 1998 Ford Explore XLT 4.0 V6 Engine. My OD off light started flashing and will not let me put the truck in OD while the light is flashing. It will sometimes reset its self and go away and allow the truck to be in OD. There does not seem to be any difference in the driving except when it is in OD v/s not in OD it drives smoother. Hope you can help... Thanks!! JK
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Re: OD off Light Flashing on my 1998 Ford Explorer XLT...
The OD light is flashing to alert u to the fact that some kind of fault has occured in the transmission, the problem is in many cases a slipping condition, you need to have the trans control system tested for the trouble codes that are stored when this light flashes, this will let u know what the problem is and a direction to follow to repair it.
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Original owner let it run low on fluid because of leak. ... The worn bores will cause slipping, hard shifts, and high revs between shifts from those gears. ..... Andy I bought a 02 mercury mountaineer v6 4.0 the the O/D flashes and service light is on ... Get on a flat surface at highway speeds and manually turn the OD of and on.
the overdrive light flashing on a A4Od transmission is a fault signal for the transmission , just like a ck engine light but for the transmission only , get a code read to find the fault stored in the ecm and then you'll know what exactly it is
its very common for engine swaps to have a few intermittent sensor failures on restart due to the connectors all getting maybe not all the care and protection they deserve in the swap (plastic baggies) and having a bit of dirt and corrosion in them now (spray contact cleaner)
with the od in/out/in/out an educated guess is that the engine throttle position sensor is not being read now , but a code reader will tell all
The flashing light means there is a system problem with the automatic transmission. You will probably notice a lack of power when starting from a stop with this lamp flashing. The dealer or local mechanic should be able to scan for a fault code.
this could mean there is a problem with the transmission,but most times when OD light is flashing it is because the wiring to the OD switch is broken.
is the OD switch on the end of the gear shift lever ?
or does your vehicle have the shifter on console between seats ?