Trans OD Light Flashing and CEL
Greetings Gentlemen, My Boss just purchased a second hand Ranger, it is a 04 2.3L 16 valve, Automatic, 174,000 miles no frills base model, I pulled 4 codes, P0303 Cylinder 3 Missfire, P0731 gear 1 incorrect ratio, P0733 gear 3 incorrect ratio and P0741 TCC Solenoid stuck off. I corrected the missfire condition with a set of Autolite Double Platinum Plugs and a set of Lifetime Warranty Prestolite Wires. I cleared the codes, dorve thru a few drive cycles, CEL now off but still get the flashing OD lite. The Trans codes is what I need help with, Trans shifts fine for 6 or 8 miles, then the lite starts flashing and it goes into fault mode and starts shifting hard, as soon as I stop, put it in park and kill it and then restart all is fine for another 6 or 8 miles, then it flashes and faults again, I have not dropped the Pan yet, The fluid is not burnt, but it is somewhat dark, still has a slick feel to it, not that burnt dry feel, I know Ford had issues with the 2 valve body gaskets and the soleniod, I am thinking of getting a new solenoid and the 2 gaskets, dropping the pan, valvebody, and plate, givning all a good inspection and cleaning and then reassemble with a new filter kit and fluid, correct me if i am wrong, but when this trans goes into fault mode it builds up pressure and blows out the valve body gaskets so it may be either one or the other or both, or the solenoid goes out, nothing in these codes speciffically points to a fault except the P0741, all help and input will be greatly appreciated.
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