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post #1 of 11 Old 02-03-2013, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Over drive light flashes

The light will sometimes start flashing once i shut the truck off it goes away.The over drive will work but the light will still flash. Anybody know if this is anything that needs addressed now or is it no big deal?
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Re: Over drive light flashes

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The light will sometimes start flashing once i shut the truck off it goes away.The over drive will work but the light will still flash. Anybody know if this is anything that needs addressed now or is it no big deal?
Ummm yeah its a big deal and needs to be addressed. Flashing od light is the way the PCM tells you there is an issue with the trans.

Any other symptoms?

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No theres nothing else it shifts good never real hard or nothing.
I get on it it down shifts right away and everything
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happened on my old 2000 called my trans guy he told me that 9 out of 10 times the trans is slipping, i told him that it felt a ok a week later it took a crap!

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You need to get the codes that are being sent. Not sure if the local auto store will pull the tranny codes, but they should. Go get the codes. Can't do much without them.
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Exact same happened to me in my 97 f-250 with an E4OD. The OD light flashed on/off but the wierd part it was when I was towing a 16 aluminum boat both times. it stopped flashing when I would shut it off and turn it back on. 3 weeks later Inwas pulling the tranny to send it to a shop. Shop said the killer was clutch slippage, cant complain though 195k on a stock tranny?
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While not a powerstroke (yes I have a stroke too), I had a similar problem with a 98 ford ranger. Turned out that it was a Torqu Converter lockup solenoid. In that case they were nutorious for failing, and the failure happend to be visible once the solenoid was removed. My point is while a few others have mentioned that this condition happend just before the tranny gave it's last measure, this may not be the case for you, and it might be. Again, a code retrieval may give you some clues as to what is going on. If you happen to trust a tranny shop for an honest appraisal you should do so.
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I couldnt agree more, Pete is right just make sure you find a reputable tranny shop you can trust because of the profit margin difference between a selenoid replacement and a complete tranny rebuild its easy to be taken advantage of.
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i think it could mean the cooler is bad or getting clogged or something.. idk if it neccesarily means its gonna blow. think its just like a light saying theres a code being thrown for the trans.
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