Overdrive won't engage...What could the problem be?


Asked by harris Apr 30, 2008 at 01:34 PM about the 1997 Lincoln Town Car

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When driving, transmission works fine. The button on the end of the gear selector turns overdrive on and off. I have a flashing light that says "OD Off" When I press the button that engages it nothing happens. What could the problem be?

3 Answers


Sounds like an electrical problem with the trans. Have dealer run a transmission code scan to see what comes up.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Zachary Hulcher

you might want to try getting an idependant garage to look at it instaed of the dealer, the dealer charges alot to work to caddys, find a good local garage, in most cases they are just as qualified to work on your car than the dealer.

A Facebook user

This sounds like an electrical problem. Kind of like my "CHECK AIR SUSPENSION" haha. I dont even have air suspension?!?! haha but yeah just go to some local garage and they'll check it out for you.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Town Car
Looking for a Used Town Car in your area?
CarGurus has 2,219 nationwide Town Car listings starting at $1,500.

Search Lincoln Town Car Questions

Lincoln Town Car Experts

#1 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 980
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 950
#3 FordNut
Reputation 910
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercury Grand Marquis"
65 Great Deals out of 2,619 listings starting at $995
Used Cadillac DeVille"
20 Great Deals out of 2,290 listings starting at $1,499
Used Lincoln Navigator"
139 Great Deals out of 6,210 listings starting at $2,250
Used Ford Crown Victoria"
4 Great Deals out of 1,402 listings starting at $1,995
Used Lincoln Continental"
345 listings starting at $2,447
Used Ford F-150"
2,931 Great Deals out of 178,420 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class"
125 Great Deals out of 6,983 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Impala"
1,465 Great Deals out of 45,229 listings starting at $170
Used BMW 7 Series"
98 Great Deals out of 4,810 listings starting at $3,595

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Lincoln Town Car For Sale
90 listings starting at $6,995
2010 Lincoln Town Car For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 57 listings starting at $5,995
2009 Lincoln Town Car For Sale
66 listings starting at $3,975
2008 Lincoln Town Car For Sale
66 listings starting at $4,995
2007 Lincoln Town Car For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 192 listings starting at $1,500