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1999 Ford windstar: SE..coasting..transmission shifts out of overdrive

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1999 Ford windstar SE with 3.8L. Much beyond coasting, the transmission shifts out of overdrive. After a long trip the O/D light blinks but after sitting for he night, it has reset. It seems to be a little better when the engine is cold. Within the gears it seems to shifting fine but when on the highway with any pressure on the gas, it does not use the overdrive gear. So for the whole trip it is like having turned the O/D off. Any idea why this is happening and a possible fix?

Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Davo replied 11 years ago.
A $1 question probably will not get you any answer.We don't even get the whole dollar so the most someone can get is paid $0.50 for answering you.$5 might entice an answer.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Davo/diablo666's Post: I was away for the last 2 weeks and couldn’t replay earlier.
1.     I am new in Just Answer and don’t know who is getting paid for what.
2.     I am not sure is I the answer I will get will be correct. So far I’ve seen a number of posted similar transmission problems for Ford vehicles equipped with AXOD transmission (no O.D. when hot ) and no specific answer. Guys from transmission shop so far cannot solve my problem. Neutral switch, oil temp sensor, oil pressure control solenoid had been replaced with no difference. When engine is cold all gears works fine but after 15 –XXXXXon the highway transmission starts to slip on OD, engine rpm rise and of course OD lights starts flashing. If I turn off the OD, I can continue the drive using three gears without problems.
3.      It is possible that Ford posted TSB on this problem, but I don’t have an access to it.
4.     I can pay more than $5 for the right answer.

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