The light will flash if the vehicle senses that you should be in overdrive (based on speed) but aren't. There should be a button on the end of your gearshift lever to turn overdrive back on. The only time you should turn that off is, for example, if you are pulling a trailer in the mountains. Turn OD back on and the light will stop flashing. If it doesn't stop then there is a problem with the transmission going into overdrive.
Overdrive is the normally allowed position , but unless you are going fast enough it will not shift into overdrive because it acts as the " top " gear ( on my Explorer I have to be going 50 miles per hour / 80 kilometers per hour before it shifts into overdrive )
When the OD (I'm assuming OD = Over Drive) flashed on my 99 Ford Windstar, it was the transmission going out. $2,500 later, it was fixed and never had an OD problem again! Good luck!
why does the 1991 Lincoln towncars transmission not have overdrive?Instead of going into overdrive it seems to go into neutral.But if you take it out of overdrive and leave it in drive it never goes into neutral while I'm driving.
It's normal for a vehicle to drop out of overdrive when it's under a severe load like going up hill or a lot of weight in it. That helps the engine to maintain speed and keeps the transmission from running hot. The ECM moniters the actions of the car and driver inputs and makes a decision automatically.
On a 2001 Ford Windstar : The liftgate is the big door at the rear of the vehicle that opens by going up
not overdrive... it depends how fast ur going
No its a flash game
You use an overdrive when the engine is not straining ,i.e., the road is not going up but rather going down, or your car is not loaded with heavy weights like passengers or goods, and you want to save gasoline.
probaly a pin head hole in one of your wires check it in the dark and look for a arc
Overdrive is for highway driving, which is great for gas mileage. Also, not to use overdrive when going up or down hills because it makes your transmission work harder. That's what I was told anyways.
if their is no slipping or any other transmission issues and it is just only the loss of overdrive try replacing the brake light switch
Overdrive is the normally allowed position . It won't shift into overdrive until the speed is fast enough anyway , but if you are going up and down hills and the transmission keeps downshifting you might as well turn the overdrive feature off until you are out of the hills Just adding to the answer : Also if you are towing something you want to shut off the overdrive
It all depends on the weight - with a tow package the Windstar is good to 3500.If you're going to pulling that much weight, you should most definitely have a transmission cooler.The Windstar "tow package" includes one.
If your check engine light is flashing when the engine is running that means that an engine cylinder misfire has been detected ( if you are going to drive it in for repair avoid any rapid acceleration / braking , you can damage the catalytic converter )
What you refer to as George overdrive is known in the trucking industry as Georgia overdrive. It is going downhill with your truck out of gear. This is gone down grades to allow the truck to accelerate beyond the normal top speed of the engine in to gear without damaging the engine. hope it hepls
The overdrive should be switched off when you want to avoid unneccessary shifting. If you are driving on a hilly road, the vehicle will shift out of overdrive going uphill to maintain speed while pulling the vehicles weight up the hill, and shift into overdrive going down the hill to save fuel when additional engine power is not needed. When towing with an automatic transmission, the vehicle may tend to repeatedly shift in and out of overdrive due to the added weight. In scenerios such as these, you should turn off the overdrive to avoid the unneccesary shifting which puts more wear and tear on the transmission.
It depends on what you're going to use the flash drive for, but on standard a flash drive should be at least 1gb or 2gb.
The transmission is on its way out.You could drive the vehicle with the overdrive function turned off to buy some time.
If you have a flash-drive then you can transfer songs from your ps3 to the computer by plugging your flash-drive in the ps3 going to either a flash-drive on the ps3 and clicking it or going to the song and then clicking options. Ones you have the song on your flash-dive plug your flash-dive into the computer and take the song from your flash-drive and put it on your mp3 player though the computer.
Overdrive is the normally allowed position ( unless you are going fast enough it won't shift into overdrive anyway , mine happens to shift into overdrive approximately 50 miles per hour / 80 kilometers per hour with my four speed automatic transmission if I'm cruising )
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