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Old 01-08-2010
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Flashing O/D OFF Light

I got a flashing O/D OFF light today after turning off 4x4 (on-the-fly at a red light). The light went away on the next key cycle.

I've been noticing that first gear hangs around till 3000rpm.

Is it time to take it to a transmission rebuild shop?

Mileage: 100,500

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more then likely yes its time to be rebilt i had that problem then shortly later it started to slip reallly bad
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To get some direction, have the trouble code(s) pulled. It could be a something as simple as an electrical connection.
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i had the same thing happen to me before where it didnt shift out of first until about that much rpm. luckily mine was still under warranty and the sensor had went out in the transmission to tell it when to shift. got it fixed and never had the problem again
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Bob even if the light goes off will there be a stored code?

The problem happened again today I pulled over and turned off the engine. Waited 10 seconds or so. Then fired the truck back up and the light went away.

My first post is wrong. First gear is hanging around till 3k rpms at times.

I'll see if I can get a code read tomorrow.
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Bob even if the light goes off will there be a stored code?
Yes, a code should be stored unless the PCM has been reset.
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I got this today too....Blah 46k miles....I have only used 4x4 once and it was to get over a patch of ice...oh man...
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Tried getting a code at work using a Actron code reader. Nothing showed up.


Hillyard....do you even drive that thing? lol God I remember 46k...

Its going into a shop asap. 3000-3500rpm first gear shifts are scary and pissing me the f*ck off.
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I'm telling you it might be what I had lol same exact symptoms
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From the owners manual

Overdrive off (if equipped):
Illuminates when the overdrive
function of the transmission has
been turned off, refer to the
Driving chapter. If the light flashes steadily or does not illuminate, have
the transmission serviced soon, or damage may occur.
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Tried getting a code at work using a Actron code reader. Nothing showed up.


Hillyard....do you even drive that thing? lol God I remember 46k...

Its going into a shop asap. 3000-3500rpm first gear shifts are scary and pissing me the f*ck off.
just because there is something wrong, doesn't mean that there is going to be a code... that being said, there isn't necissairly something wrong... but taking it to a transmission shop is probably a really good idea... see BTM's post right above this one
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just because there is something wrong, doesn't mean that there is going to be a code...
True. However, in the case of the OP's Ranger, there should be a code because the TCIL was flashing. That's what a flashing TCIL means. The problem could be major or it could be relatively minor.

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but taking it to a transmission shop is probably a really good idea... see BTM's post right above this one
Putting off automatic transmission repairs could be a costly mistake. Still, I'd rather know the nature of the trouble code in advance before surrendering my wallet to the "mercy" of a transmission shop.
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True. However, in the case of the OP's Ranger, there should be a code because the TCIL was flashing. That's what a flashing TCIL means. The problem could be major or it could be relatively minor.

Putting off automatic transmission repairs could be a costly mistake. Still, I'd rather know the nature of the trouble code in advance before surrendering my wallet to the "mercy" of a transmission shop.
agreed on both points!
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Putting off automatic transmission repairs could be a costly mistake. Still, I'd rather know the nature of the trouble code in advance before surrendering my wallet to the "mercy" of a transmission shop.
Well the truck is at Ford and Monday I'll get a call. I want to know the cause of the problem before they take care of it. I knew my truck was going into a shop, I just wanted to know what went wrong.
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Ford called me today.

$775 for a valve gasket installed. Apparently the trans blew a gasket.

They are also making it where this is less likely to happen again. They are also cleaning things up and checking everything else while they're in there.

My other option was $3,200 for a rebuild.
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Mine just flashed at me today. Looks like Friday I am going to have stop by the dealer and have them pull the code.
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700 aint bad...
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700 aint bad...
Yeah compared to the $3,200.

I should get my truck back today.
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good luck, hope everything goes well!
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when i had my ranger, it started doing that at 40k.. i figured the trans was a pos and let it ride till i traded it in at 110k lol.. the day i traded it in, it really started to slip badddd
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Well I'm picking up the truck today. Ford did more than just a gasket.
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Spend another $300-400 on top of that $700 and swap out that garbage automatic tranny, like I did, for a manual. I get better mileage, more control, and that stick coming outta the floor that's all chrome like with a FX4 Lvl2 shift ball :-)

I have a thread on here about my whole swap, that answers any question and tells every part you'll need.
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Eh I guess I was wrong lol
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my friends ranger had that seal go at 80k she payed $900 my other friend had his go on his superduty at 60k but he pulls alot on the ranger they put in that vent and she hasnt had problems in the year since it was done

as for the m/t mine went on my last truck at 135k so it may not solve your problem granted a total rebuild with new h.d. clutch on that was $1500 compared to 3k for your auto all in all i now drive an auto not my first choice but each tranny has its ups and downs
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someone tried to set me up with an a/t truck when i was buying, i took a mackerel out of my pocket and slapped that b´tch right across the face and told her not to insult my intelligence
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