my o/d light was flashing yesterday ..and i checked the transmission fluid and it was on the bottom dot so i added a quart...could that stop the light from coming on?

55

Asked by May 18, 2015 at 08:50 PM about the 1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1999 ford explorer eddie bauer v6 automatic 2wd sohc 4dr ....it shifts funny into reverse
...has 188k on it ...no service records .... could it be im just low on fluid and the o/d light
was warning me or could my car and a big transmission problem ... i drove it this morning
for about 10 mins and ran fine no o/d light..

4 Answers

37,635

Sounds like you have a bad engine speed sensor. Also called a VSS (vehicle speed sensor)

91,005

A 99 will store codes, so swing by a parts store that can pull the codes for you, write then down then repost them back here and someone will help you with further diagnosis.

17,970

Transmission fluid does not evaporate, you have to have a leak. My daughter's 99 explorer had the same sympton. It was the connections where the transmission lines enter the radiator for cooling. Both are on the drivers side on radiator, one near the top, the other further down. Check there first for a leak. Then look under the vehicle for fluid. If there is a leak it will be all over the bottom of the engine and transmission. Have the tranny serviced with a new filter and pan gasket every 40K.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
17,970

Could also be a solenoid or servo. On the 96 there was a head shield deflecting heat away from the transmission servos on the tailpipe. Check if your's suppose to have one and see if it is still there.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 75,042 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

Search Ford Explorer Questions

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 9,960
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,020
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,290
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,041 Great Deals out of 74,230 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Expedition
393 Great Deals out of 25,341 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
576 Great Deals out of 27,581 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,246 Great Deals out of 209,706 listings starting at $1,499
Used Dodge Durango
264 Great Deals out of 23,165 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
277 Great Deals out of 20,895 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Pathfinder
277 Great Deals out of 22,291 listings starting at $2,250
Used GMC Yukon
348 Great Deals out of 17,289 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
57 Great Deals out of 47,108 listings starting at $23,282
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
146 Great Deals out of 5,519 listings starting at $16,900
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
136 Great Deals out of 4,239 listings starting at $13,890
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
204 Great Deals out of 6,288 listings starting at $11,495
2013 Ford Explorer For Sale
112 Great Deals out of 3,155 listings starting at $7,950