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Old 03-10-2010, 01:43 AM
F4fixer F4fixer is offline
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Default Overdrive light

Going home and my O/D light starts flashing.What does that indicate or mean.Stopped turn my truck off and it went away.Then came back aday later.It's a 2000 ranger 3.0 automatic flexfuel.Any help would be Greatful Thanks Bill
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:13 AM
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Default Re: Overdrive light

It's like a check engine light for the transmission. Plug in your code reader and see what's there...
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:19 AM
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Default Re: Overdrive light

One time my O/D light started to flash after giving the truck a good work out doing some snow hill climbs. At the time I just assumed the trans overheated. After plugging in the scanner about 2 weeks later there was a code for trans fluid over temp.

But since yours was coming back on the next day, there may be something else wrong.
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:50 AM
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Default Re: Overdrive light

Heard also it might just be the speed sensor.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:47 PM
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Default Re: Overdrive light

My overdrive light just started blinking also, i'm having problems between 2-3 gear. Slipping before it shifts. Then a loud clunk. its an automatic. I checked the fluids and it seemed fine. Also it seems to have an erratic idle, 700 and then up to 1200. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:57 PM
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Default Re: Overdrive light

Mine does that too i didn't know it was a code. shit
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:59 PM
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Default Re: Overdrive light

Mine did it once. I had water in the fluid. Flushed it out and everything is fine now. A buddy of mine that works for ford said that a lot of times the connector on the side of the trans will get dirty and cause the light to blink.
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:35 PM
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Default Re: Overdrive light

It ended up being the speed sensor, that was making the shifting problems. I'm glad it was only that. 40 bucks or so
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