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Fast flashing OD light while driving. Light just came on,

Fast flashing OD light...

Fast flashing OD light while driving. Light just came on,

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, can you tell me which light it is? And does it blink first, then stay on steady?

Overdrive light steadily flashes fast.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

2002 Explorer 4.6 awd/4*4

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Explorer yourself? What have you tried so far?

This just occurred, I'm driving.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Trans won't perform 2-3 shift when vehicle cold without keeping it part throttle. Also when downshifting to pass, trans doesn't then up shift to next gear-redlines if you don't modulate throttle.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok.

The overdrive light flashing means you have a code stored in the transmission control module. You need a scan tool that is capable of reading codes in the TCM. You could try to take this to an auto parts store and ask for a free scan. Once you have the codes you will be able to have a better idea of the issue.
This transmission has issues with the servo bore seal and fluid will leak past it. There is a repair kit available for this.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Original trans replaced @ 90-100k. This is a Jasper and fluid has been changed as required.

Did they give you a warranty on the transmission?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Trans was replaced in 2011, and also vehicle now has 149,716 miles. It's out of warranty.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Will my regular scanner work to pull the TCM codes?

Possibly but I am unsure as all scan tools are different.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I had parked vehicle for about 15 min, restarted and have driven 4 or 5 miles, light did not come back on. I am 5 min from home and pocket scanner.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Made it home ok will scan now.
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