Why does your overdrive off light flashon my 1996 sable?
I would get your car in to get your transmission checked as soon as possible.
I bought my 1996 Mercury Sable used a little over a year ago. The first day I got it, the overdrive off light would blink after I was doing 45-50 for about 10 minutes. I brought it back to the dealer and asked about it, and he told me, "All old Mercury Sables do it, don't worry about it."
It's a little over a year later and I've started having transmission problems out of the blue. My car has been bucking when it's in first gear and dies when I come to a complete stop unless I throw it in neutral. The service engine light came on when this started, so I brought it in fairly quickly. Come to find out the overdrive off light blinking meant the overdrive wasn't working properly this entire time, and now the transmission needs to be replaced to fix it - about $2000. Unfortunately my dealer warranty has expired now, even though my dealer told me it wasn't an issue, but I advise you to get it checked.
On a 1996 Ford Explorer : Overdrive is the normally allowed position It won't shift into overdrive until the speed is greater anyway ( such as on the highway or freeway , my 1995 Explorer XLT doesn't shift into overdrive until I'm going 50 MPH / 80 KPH ) If you are towing something , or if you are driving in hilly country where the transmission is constantly shifting back and forth from overdrive to…
What do you do about the flashing overdrive light that comes on while you are driving in your 1996 ford explore Eddie Bauer?
My 1998 explorer 5.0 did the same thing, i noticed the light flashing, then noticed that it hadnt shifted into overdrive. so i pressed the overdrive button *located on the end of shifter* it then shifted into overdrive and the light shut off. This happens easily, the button is very sensitive, the slightest touch even from shifting from Park to Drive can activate it. The button is for towing or hauling so you will substain…