Tranny quesitions - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Drivetrain Tech General discussion of drivetrain for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-15-2007
Desert Racer's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: World
Posts: 183
Tranny quesitions

What does it mean when the over drive light is flashing on and off? I start the truck up then start driving for about 5-10 mins once the truck warms up the light flashes. Also it seems like it gets stuck in a certain gear. Any help? Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-15-2007
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,046
it likely means that your transmission is about to be a paperweight. don't drive it. take it in to get the code pulled. NOW.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-15-2007
jrpro130's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,057
Quote:
Originally Posted by barrman
it likely means that your transmission is about to be a paperweight. don't drive it. take it in to get the code pulled. NOW.
x2

It should be around 2k dollars for a new auto (if that is what you have).

O/D light flash is basically saying "your tranny is slipping, stop driving me and bring me in "
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-15-2007
V8 Level II's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,831
Not necessarily.

The flashing O/D light is to the transmission as a Check Engine Light is to the engine. There is a trouble code stored in the PCM for a transmission related fault.

It could be something minor or it could be big trouble. Get the code pulled right away to find out. You may have to go to a Ford dealer because not all code readers can access transmission codes.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-15-2007
Desert Racer's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: World
Posts: 183
Shoot ok. Will it hurt to drive there for now?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-15-2007
Desert Racer's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: World
Posts: 183
The tranny fluid looks good and is were it is supposed to be. Yes it does slip.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-15-2007
jrpro130's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,057
Quote:
Originally Posted by Desert Racer
The tranny fluid looks good and is were it is supposed to be. Yes it does slip.
If it slips, I wouldn't drive it. If you have AAA get it towed...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-15-2007
Desert Racer's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: World
Posts: 183
It doesn't slip. It graps. It is that it gets stuck in a gear. It feels like 1 or 2 then it is fine.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-15-2007
jrpro130's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,057
Quote:
Originally Posted by Desert Racer
It doesn't slip. It graps. It is that it gets stuck in a gear. It feels like 1 or 2 then it is fine.
I don't understand?

It does or doesn't slip, b/c you said it slipped before...now your saying it doesn't.

It gets stuck in a gear? How so?

Thats typical of a transmission with a problem, just take it in...
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-15-2007
Desert Racer's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: World
Posts: 183
The O/D light flashes. I goes into gear,it just seems like it sticks in a certain gear.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-15-2007
jrpro130's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,057
Quote:
Originally Posted by Desert Racer
The O/D light flashes. I goes into gear,it just seems like it sticks in a certain gear.
From experience. Don't drive it, have it towed, get it to a shop ASAP. Tell them to try a "high power lube flush" first, then try other alternatives...
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-15-2007
Desert Racer's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: World
Posts: 183
I will thanks for all the help. Hope it will get fixed under warrenty.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
auto tranny to manual tranny swap Draimen Drivetrain Tech 2 09-03-2016 11:35 AM
Converting From Auto 4wd Tranny to Manual 2wd Tranny SteveOh Drivetrain Tech 11 05-16-2013 01:07 PM
auto tranny to manual tranny in a '97 4.0 4wd..... lifted97ranger Drivetrain Tech 19 11-26-2007 01:12 PM
converting auto tranny to manuel tranny. ryanrebel125 Drivetrain Tech 4 08-09-2005 06:18 PM
light tranny fluid residue on bottom of tranny pan (auto) PickupMan92 General Technical & Electrical 4 07-31-2004 11:41 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:44 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.