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Old 06-08-2011, 12:19 PM
opie071991 opie071991 is offline
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Default o/d button inop at a loss

I have 1999 ranger with 3.0l auto 4wd with 31s on it. The problem is i can't lock out overdrive when i need to tow. I'm at a loss as what it could be. I've been told it could be anything from a sensor to the whole transmission. I really hope its not the latter. And if this helps with anything it likes to act like it goes into neutral before it goes into 3rd then drops in hard sometimes when i don't let out of it first. It still does shift into overdrive
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:05 AM
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Default Re: o/d button inop at a loss

Does the O/D Off light illuminate in the lower right corner of the gauge cluster when you press the lockout switch?
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:54 PM
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Default Re: o/d button inop at a loss

i have no o/d light that flashes while drivin or when i first turn the key on
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:28 PM
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Default Re: o/d button inop at a loss

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I have 1999 ranger with 3.0l auto 4wd with 31s on it. The problem is i can't lock out overdrive when i need to tow.
For 1999, check fuse #27. If it is blown, it could be a problem in any of the following:
  • Reverse light circuit
  • Pulse Vacuum Hublock solenoid circuit
  • O/D Cancel switch circuit

If nothing obvious is wrong with the first two, I would check into the wires to the O/D Cancel Switch. It is fairly common for these wires to chafe through the insulation and break completely or short to ground when the lever is moved into certain positions. To check the wires, take the plastic trim off of the top of the steering column and look where the 2 wires exit the hollow shifter and make a 90* turn down the column.

If fuse #27 is not blown, it is possible that one of the O/D Cancel wires is broken but not grounding. Follow the same procedure to look for a wire break near the bend in the wires on top of the column.
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:00 PM
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Default Re: o/d button inop at a loss

i didn't see anythin when i first checked those wires but i'll double check and look at those other things
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