O/D off Light

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Asked by Jul 22, 2008 at 08:11 PM about the 1996 Ford Contour 4 Dr GL Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My overdrive off light is blinking and the car shifts into nuetral every 2-3 minutes without moving the gearshifter (automatice BTW) and i dont know what it is, can anybody help?

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first check the fluid if ur low it could cause that. if not u might get lucky and it be just a valve body, if still not that ur gonna either need a unit or overhaul.

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Being a '96, your car should be equipped with an electronically controlled transmission. You might be experiencing a shift solenoid malfunction, or maybe just a simple transmission sensor malfunction (there should only be like 3 or 4). I doubt a bad valve body would would trip the o/d light, but anything is possible. Best of luck.

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The transmission my going. Because that happened to my chrysler-they are notorious for that- but that might be happening to your ford because if it slips like that then that can be the problem. Also something might be wrong with the over drive also.

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The OD lite flashes when the PCM (computer) detects a fault with the transmission there is a data link connector undre your dash U can hook up a scan tool to retrieve thje codes. which ever gear it neutral outs in you will more than likely have a gear ratio code for depending on milage of the car in my opinion you should be looking for a new trans or car.

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could just be ur linkage from ur shift lever

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