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Old 02-08-2010, 06:25 AM
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overdrive light flashed then...

So I was out playn in the snow yesterday and slid my truck into a ditch, after alot of "gunnin" it i was out but i noticed the overdrive light started flashing. So iam think tranny is toast but i drove it back home the light quit flashing and the tranny seems to be shifting and acting fine. I went out this morning to move it out of the way and it didnt have any issues. So iam looking for a new tranny or did i dodge a bullet? also would i be better off flushing it b4 i drive it again I have no idea how many miles are on the fluid that is in there thnaks
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:13 PM
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A good possability the trans is ok. Ford programmers did not program " get out of ditch codes " into the computer. Won't hurt to service the trans.
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mine started flashing but the transfer case slipped out of two hi into nuetral or between two hi and four hi not nuetral I guess. I'm sure the light flashed cause it read something slipped
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:43 PM
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I had a loose connector at the tranny and mine blinked till i fixed it
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:03 PM
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"get out of ditch code" thats funny!!! [I] tell ya i did drop the pan and didnt find any "extra parts" laying in it so i put the pan back on and put 2 gallons of new fluid been running good ever since
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:19 PM
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I believe it means that the trans is overheating. I had this happen to my plow truck when is was plowing out a state yard not going over 15mph. going back and forth. Noticed it when i pulled out of the yard and the truck would only due 25mph at 2500rpm and not ****. drove it straight to the dealer and the put another trans in it with a bigger trans cooler, thank god it was still under warranty from the last one.
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