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2001 B3000 truck has increasingly hard shift from 1st to…

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2001 B3000 truck has increasingly hard shift from 1st to 2nd... O/D light started flashing.

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

The overdrive light has been on but started to flash on longer drive

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your B3000 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I havent done anything yet... just trying to get educated first.. it seems there are many same complaints on the internet

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

Just need to know what the problem and solutions are and approx what cost for repair

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Transmission Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
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Transmission Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

The overdrive light flashing means the computer system is seeing a fault and when this happens the computer will detect it and set and store a fault code and or codes, have you have the system scanned to see what the fault code is that should be setting?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
no
Transmission Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

If you can get the scan done and post back with the fault code and or codes I can help you with determining the cause.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I understand that I cant get a complete diagnosis here but simply looking for direction to an obvious common issue with these transmissions
Transmission Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Without knowing what the fault code is there simply is no way to know what the cause is. There are just too many components that can cause this including a bad transmission.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I can appreciate that... that is probably why I shouldn't get deeper into this cost.
Transmission Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Well Like I said if you can get me a fault code I can narrow this down for you with the repair needed. Without having the fault code I would be guessing at best.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I would have to take it somewhere to get the fault code which I would then defeat the purpose of communicating here.
Thanks anyway.
Transmission Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Your very welcome and thank you as well.

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