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Old 12-08-2008
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blinking 'O/D Off' light

just noticed it when i left the school today. pushing in the O/D button does nothing. jw what caused this and what it means. im also probally running on fumes if that has anything to do with it, lol im gunna go fill up in a few tho.
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When it blinks that means a transmission fault has been detected, I'm doing more research now.
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It usually indicates the trans has had a slipping event.
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Check your tranny fluid dipstick, what color is it? It should be a reddish color, does it smell burnt at all? Have you been having weird shifts at all?
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now that you say that it seems like its been shifting late like idk exactally what rpms but it gets pretty high before it goes.
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I would take it in to a shop ASAP before it gets worse.
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mine does that but my tranny is messed up so that explains it... haha
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okay ill prolly tell them when i take it in for the safety recall
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Just have them pop in a manual tranny, of course you'll be dealing with slave cylinders then lol
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Most likely a tranny shop will tell you that a soft re-build is needed,my OD light came on from time to time the code said i had slipping in 3rd but it drove ok.I had the fuild and filter changed and added another 30k before selling the truck.(157k)
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i had that about a month ago in my 08... turns out i was losing 5th gear and needed a new transmission, but from what ive heard it can be as simple as one of the sensors failing
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Mine started blinking one time.
The only thing that stopped it was a $1500 rebuild.
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It is a CEL for the transmission. There could be a number of things ranging from a sensor has gone bad, to a clutch pack destroyed.

What is the color/smell of your trans fluid? Is it milky? Black? Chunks in it? last time your filter has been changed?
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my truck is doing this.

well, it was. it hasnt shown up since.

i think the linkage or w/e needs to be adjusted, because it shifts perfectly fine, but shifting into drive and reverse is a little wierd sometimes.

it shifts, but sometiems it takes a little longer to engage.

im not to worried. warranty ftw.
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On my 99 when I tried to disable the abs by pulling the fuse I got the O/D light flashing. Might check your fuses for the hell of it.
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