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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-09-2007, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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OD light flashing?

Last night on the way home my OD light was flashing at me. I searched but didn't find anything. I had the OD off at the time and the light started flashing. So I pushed the button and the light was still on and flashing but it went into OD. So what does the flashing light mean? I checked the fluid before I left work it was a hair low. I added enough to top it off. I did just put in a tranny cooler so I've been keeping a eye on the fluid to make sure it is full. Any ideas?
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it threw a code, scan the EEC.




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mine does that when the speedo doesnt work, can mean a couple things.

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if the light flashes, then the transmission threw a code, you can speculate and buy parts you might not need or read the code and trouble shoot properly.




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if the light flashes, then the transmission threw a code, you can speculate and buy parts you might not need or read the code and trouble shoot properly.
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if the light flashes, then the transmission threw a code, you can speculate and buy parts you might not need or read the code and trouble shoot properly.
Is a normal OBD2 code reader all you need to read tranny codes? Thanks!

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Is a normal OBD2 code reader all you need to read tranny codes? Thanks!
Not so much. You need one capable of the transmission functions and a lot of them don't have that. I don't have a list of which do and which don't unfortunately.

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Not so much. You need one capable of the transmission functions and a lot of them don't have that. I don't have a list of which do and which don't unfortunately.

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I suppose that autozone dosent have the kind that does. Could you send me a list of the readers that do pull tranny codes? Thanks!

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I don't have a list of which do and which don't unfortunately.

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UH...

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whoops! You caught me not stopping to comprehend all the words..oh well haha

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TCIL(Transmission Control Indicator Lamp) flashes if monitored sensors/actuators/circuits have failed, i.e. TCC Solenoid, Shift Solenoids, Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor oe Electronic Pressure Control Solenoid or related circuits. Most common cause is the EPC solenoid or circuit.

There can be dozens of possible codes.
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I could swear mine did that the other night also. Just flashed briefly then it went back to normal and stayed off.

Couple weeks ago, I could not get the "O/D Off" light to come on (engage) one night while driving. Next night, it was fine and has been ever since. Been flipping between the two modes just fine.

But then a few nights ago, I'm out and could swear it flashed on/off for a moment...then fine again. During this, the O/D was engaged, light off, just like it's supposed to be at default.

I've only got 49K on the car, but I have been wondering what's going on. Next time I'm out, I'll keep an eye on her and see what happens.

Any thoughts on the next move to make or where to have this checked out, besides the dealer?

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mine also flashed and now i have it on ramps in my driveway, it goes in reverse but wont go into drive unless i redline it for a few seconds but it doesn't always go into gear that way.
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Ok, time to renew an old thread (I've been here long enough to know that you shouldn't start a new one unless you have to!)

Like the above poster, I've got a flashing OD light.
But it only does it in third gear, and the colder it is, the more it does it. due to the extreme cold, I figured it just wasn't getting up to operating temperature. (I had a 180* thermostat in the engine, and a tranny cooler from an E-250). Today I took advantage of the warmer weather and put in a 195* thermostat and put some cardboard over the tranny cooler... figuring it'd help it get up to operating temperature during the cold winter months. What do you think? Did I do the right thing? And before you say "have the codes read" I don't have a code reader for that. But I do know the car would barely get up to 180* on a long highway drive in this cold weather... and the T-Stat gasket was bad when I pulled it...


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Even with weather that cold and a tranny cooler, I don't think the code would be for the trans fluid temperature being too low. If it's only in third gear, I speculate it may be related to the shift solenoids, but I dunno.

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Yea, I know its a long shot... but with the temps being what they have been the changes i mentioned won't hurt anything. I forgot to mention... when I checked it last night about 11:00 it was low on fluid as well. checked it warm, and running. the stick was dry. i added two quarts and made the mentioned changes. just have to wait and see now.


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New thermostat, covered the cooler, made sure the fluid level was good... no more flashing light.


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For what it's worth, it was probably code P1711. Apparently the PCM monitors the fluid temperature and will complain if it doesn't get to operating temperature in a set amount of time.

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Sounds like a pretty good bet.


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Don't mean to hijack this thread, but a curious mind would like to know under what conditions would one drive with the OD off? I do know it cuts down on the gas mileage but if its there there must be a time and reason to disengage the overdrive function.

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It's a preference for some to have OD off when driving through town. Sometimes the car feels bogged down in OD when RPMs and speeds are low. Otherwise if you are going through a hilly terrain and the transmission is constantly downshifting into third and then upshifting back into OD, it's a good idea to turn it off. It's also used when towing something.

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under what conditions would one drive with the OD off?
If you drive thru town in third, it drives more like a stick car. Especially with a Jmod.


As far as the coldness thing goes, my car came out of TC lockup the other day on my way to work; 4* outside, my usual driving style when there's no traffic...

The temp gauge was bottomed; the thermostat was hung open (since replaced), and it probably would have froze up if it had been a carburated car...

When I drove the speed limit, it went back in, and drove fine after that.

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After i put in my new trans I started to turn O/D off all the time, unless I'm on the highway going a constant speed for a good distance. My city mileage is about the same if not better with O/D off.

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