I have a 99 Explorer with just at 100K. I bought it new and had the
trans. serviced at about 42K. Yesterday on a trip home the overdrive
light on the dash started flashing. I stopped the Explorer and shut
the motor off. Restarted and drove another 300 miles with the light
never coming back on.
Should I be concerned, or is a time bomb ticking??
Drive it to a trans repair shop while you still can!
My experience is with a '95 Winstar so, possibly it does not apply in
your case but, I'll relate anyway!
I have had the O.D flashing 3 times
Always the same.
Shut it off & restart it & no flash for a couple of hundred miles.
End result all three times was a dead trans.
After the flashing, you'll start to see oil under the car,
then on the tailgate
then, it just stops pulling at all
my first incident (70K miles) resulted in trans rebuild @ $1,700
2nd (92K miles) Ford rebuilt the Converter (only $900)
3rd (100K miles) they replaced the trans (no charge, after a lot of
flack from me)
I'm now @ 145K w/ no problems
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