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Ford Explorer Sport Trac overdrive light stays blinking. when

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overdrive light stays blinking. when i accelerate the car hesitates but when i ease off the gas a little its fine. until i have to slow down or come to a stop. then it does it again
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 years ago.

Hello, I'm Chris.
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A flashing overdrive light is a warning indicator from the computer telling you there are trouble codes stored in relation to the transmission which can be seen when using a scan too. The codes will help in diagnostics to help you determine if its a simple concern like a solenoid which is bad or a concern with the pressure being a valve body gasket blown out. More than likely its going to be an internal concern which a clutch piston slipping from worn seals or a band not holding from a servo piston seal worn.


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
i have heard from other owners of this kind of vehicle that is could have something to do with the pcm,
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 years ago.
Any concern electrical can be connected to the computer if its an electrical component since all functions go through the computer. I do not believe based on your description that it is a PCm concern but if you want to replace it you can get one for 200$ online.