overdrive light is on

40

Asked by Mar 04, 2014 at 02:27 PM about the 2004 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My overdrive light came on and now my check engine light is on. What could be wrong?

10 Answers

1,235

What type of vehicle and year are you talking about here ... more information may be helpful. I have an 02 Explorer where the overdrive 'button' is located at the end of the column mounted shifter. You can turn it on and off at will. For the check engine light, you will need to have it scanned to see what code comes up.

9 out of 9 people think this is helpful.
40

I think it's an 04. Thanks for your reply. I will check that.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
228,925

If the OD light is flashing, then there is a fault in the transmission and the transmission has gone into "limp" mode. ANd since your CEL is on, you will need to have the truck scanned to get the trouble codes to determine what the problem is. We'd only be guessing at this point.

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.
40

what is cel?

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
1,235

Check Engine Light

1,235

Don't hesitate to have your vehicle checked for that 'check engine light'.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
17,230

My 2003 had the same problem, only intermittently. Brought to the tranny guy and it was a bolt on electronic gizmo on the tranny. Took about as long to lift the truck as it did to change the part. Total cost, about sixty bucks.

8 out of 8 people think this is helpful.
10

Thanks for all your info will check that.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
20

I have the same issue , however I have a code po745. Any info anyone can share would be greatly appreciated

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
120

Our 1998 Ford Explorer has the same O/D flashing issue with check engine light. Neither were a problem until we had to change engines on it with another 1998 Ford Explorer. Before the exchange there wasn't an issue with the transmission or any lights on. When we try to take it for a drive the overdrive keeps kicking in and out and we are at a loss for what the issue is.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Rpm and overdrive 2 answers

    Why does my rpm all of a sudden idle up and down in my truck? Why did my overdrive light start blinking off?

    1995 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL 4WD SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Overdrive light flashing Explorer 1 answer

    My 03 Explorers overdrive light just started flashing. And when I accelerate from a full stop, it takes several seconds to shift out of first. Once it does, it seems fine. What needs fixed? I se...

    2003 Ford Explorer XLS V6

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Flashing "Overdrive is off" on my 1998 Ford Explorer 2 WD 4 door 2 answers

    After pulling a "light" trailer for about 60 miles, my "OD is off" light is flashing. Have pulled this trailer many times in the past. Check of trans fluid shows full, clear and has no unusual odor....

    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why the Overdrive light is flashing in my car? 2 answers

    2004 Ford Explorer Limited V6

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Overdrive light flashing 2 answers

    2002 Ford Explorer XLT

    -

    General

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 74,482 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $750.

ZIP:

Search Ford Explorer Questions

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 9,700
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,880
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,230
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition
399 Great Deals out of 24,281 listings starting at $1,951
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
844 Great Deals out of 69,767 listings starting at $700
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
611 Great Deals out of 27,555 listings starting at $600
Used Ford F-150
2,397 Great Deals out of 210,250 listings starting at $895
Used Dodge Durango
245 Great Deals out of 22,762 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Escape
1,053 Great Deals out of 93,048 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Highlander
334 Great Deals out of 23,969 listings starting at $2,900
Used Honda Pilot
334 Great Deals out of 20,225 listings starting at $2,199
Used Toyota 4Runner
284 Great Deals out of 20,304 listings starting at $2,700
Used Nissan Pathfinder
297 Great Deals out of 22,813 listings starting at $2,250
Used GMC Yukon
406 Great Deals out of 16,271 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
67 Great Deals out of 1,975 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 47,308 listings starting at $24,990
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
118 Great Deals out of 5,572 listings starting at $20,000
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
136 Great Deals out of 3,773 listings starting at $13,595
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
221 Great Deals out of 6,228 listings starting at $11,995
2013 Ford Explorer For Sale
102 Great Deals out of 3,325 listings starting at $8,500