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MIKE

MIKE 9/30/2012

1998 Ford Explorer XLT 6 Cyl 4.0L

Transmissions & Drivetrains

MY OVER DRIVE LIGHT FLASHS OFF/ON WHY NOTHING HAPPENS IT DOES INTO OVERDRIVE

IT HAPPENS WHILE DRIVING SOMETIMES

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bootmaker

bootmaker 9/30/2012

This is a common Problem and it can be serious needing a full rebuild. If your lucky it may only be a shift/ coast solenoid 7G484. There are four of them in your transmission. To change the solenoid you will need to drop the transmission pan and remove the filter. If there is a lot of metal sludge and chunks of metal you will probably need a full rebuild. Take it to a shop. If you do it your self you will need a ATSG Ford 5R55E manual. You can buy one at ford or spend less and search for one on eBay. The parts are also cheaper on eBay. You will want to change all the fluid in your transmission and power booster. Use fluid Mercon V only.

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gearbox 9/30/2012

sorry the book is not available from ford. ATSG isa aftermarket company for books etc for pro techs.. the ford "blue book" will run $300+

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gearbox 9/30/2012

usually it's a sign the computer sees something wrong with the transmission and needs to be scanned to diagnose . I wouldn't replace parts till you know the code as it can also set for stuff outside the transmission.

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5r55 tech

5r55 tech 10/1/2012

What code was in memory

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