How long can I go with bad shocks and struts? By the way it's been a year..
Can I please get and answer about my o/d light flashing first?
Change the struts as soon as you can, it will wear ties uneven and steering will be affected. Dont drive at high speeds until the repair has been completed.
O/D light flashing indicates a fault with the transmission. It needs to be checked by an experienced mechanic.
O/D flashing is usually your trans fluid is overheating or there is a transmission fault. How is the fluid and level? I'd get the vehicle looked at ASAP, you might be slowly burning it up if it isn't already. BTW: Ford isn't known for robust transmissions.
Ford has some very good transmissions, but the early 2000 Explorers are not so good.
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