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2003 Ford explorer sportrack V6, the OD light in my dash

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2003 Ford explorer sportrack V6 , the OD light in my dash start blinking when start driving the vehicle and notice the last gear having a hard time to release after passing the 40 mph any clues?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Dan replied 12 months ago.


Your overdrive light flashing means you have a code stored in the transmission control module. You need a scan tool to get this code. This will give us a better idea of what is going on.

You could have a solenoid problem, or a mechanical transmission problem. You could also have a problem with the torque converter.

A code scan is the first step.

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Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Can we use the regular OBD scanner like the one use to read ecm check engine light?
Expert:  Dan replied 12 months ago.

Some code readers can, some cant. You could try. You would be looking for trans module in the scan tool.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Can we use the regular obd scanner ?
Expert:  Dan replied 12 months ago.

If it is a basic code reader it will not work.

Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

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