Was driving into town today in my 96 Ford Explorer XLT v6 4wd, when I noticed my O/D off light flashing. “Oh hell.” I thought to myself, “Another problem I have to bash at with a wrench to get going again.” I figured that meant I’d be stuck with gear 1 and would burn some extra gas on the ride home, but after parking and running an errand, woe behold me but my car won’t start! The starter turns, but no other noises come out of my now very-large paperweight. I’ve tried shifting into neutral, moving the car to get the gearbox turning, starting the car in neutral and park, yet the stubborn car remains dead.
Anyone have an idea on what’s happening? Am I drawing a connection between the light and the failure to start where one need not exist? Is this going to cost me more than my car is worth to fix?