NEED Your advice before I ruin my transmission


#1

MY OD light keeps flashing on my 2002 Ford Explorer. The dealership says it needs a new shifter solenoid? If I keep running my car without replacement of the solenoid, will it ruin my transmission?

Thanks!


#2

The conventional wisdom is that failure to repair an electronic fault such as this will lead to much more expensive mechanical problems with the transmission. However, I will leave it up to transman and others to verify whether this is correct.


#3

unfortunately you have stumbled onto a large, repetitive grinding problem with this year explorer.

i assume you have no warranty left, and need to get it looked at.

take it to a transmission shop (ask friends, neighbors and co workers for references) and get it looked at, and fixed.

what may be a 1000 dollar repair now may ward off a 3000 dollar transmission replacement pretty soon (if you don’t do anythign now)

sorry, no good news!


#4

for your reading pleasure, http://www.carcomplaints.com/Ford/Explorer/2002/transmission/o_d_light_is_blinking.shtml

many many people are having these exact same issues with their explorers.

read # 25 it sounds exactly like you!


#5

What transmissions do these have, 4R70W?