When you reach the top of the hill, turn the overdrive on again. Cars are tough to troubleshoot! Having the overdrive off is fine if you are driving in hilly areas, but if you are on the highway, it is best to have it on because you will get better gas mileage. All it means is that the overdrive in your car is off. We continued the next day and once we were on flat terrain in N. Are there any engine codes? A message appeared on the dashboard: Error 3 Please, is there any way that you can rescue me? Inspect the fluid pump seal for damage. If you can drive it enough to get it to a shop, that should be the next stop. The odometer and cruise control still do not work.
Can you tell me what I need to do - they are telling me I need a new transmission. It's like there are supernatural forces taking over my car in the last 3 days. It was used in the Contour, Mystique, Ford Escape, Ford Probe, Merc. I work at a Ford dealer when I am in the states. He assured me that nothing was wrong. Normally they do this for free.
You are best off just draining the 3 or 4 liters that sit in the pan and replacing it. The button is for towing or hauling so you will substain torque and speed. Chances are they have seen it before. Is this probably the trouble. Once the car is warmed up, the speedometer will act nearly normal but, records a speed faster than what I feel the car is going. A good reputable transmission shop can read the codes and tell you what they are.
Replaced it on mine and has worked fine since. Posted on Dec 03, 2009 Let's just say that you honestly can't determine how long you can go with that condition. I'm sure the problem is in something that is affected by heat. My 99 contour has seen its mishaps as these people can relate but I had this problem as well and it was the valve body. This is something I recommend having a Ford Dealer do since they have the experience with the job. Then he discovered the dreaded wiring harness disease. The car will not shift into overdrive now.
You can get a used one out of the early model ford Explorers 92-94 with automatic transmissions. A transmission outfit checked the codes and told me it the torque converter needed to be replaced. Speedometer works erratically and odometer and cruise control still not working. If damaged, also inspect the fluid pump support seal groove on the pump. Questions - did disconnecting battery mess something up? Nov 28, 2012 For Automatic transmission problem,click the link below:---- Overdrive light in the dash blinks? Turn the car off and reset the transmission controller and the light stops, and it shifts normally. My contour has 155,000 miles on it and still runs great.
If you are driving on the freeway, then you should have the ove … rdrive on, because it will save you fuel. This way, you can maintain freeway speeds. If it slips consistently all the time I would start thinking about a rebuild. What made it come on and how do i get it off? The overdrive light starts blinking I bet when you drive it on the interstate at highway speeds for about 5 or more miles. Wiring in light swithc that may catch fire. I know this is not what you want to hear but it sounds like there is some serious internal failure, like clutch packs are probably toast. I Am New And I Am Hoping That Somebody Can Help Me With This Problem All Replys I Will Be Very Grateful For Thanks!!!!!!! I asked for the service manager.
Posted on Oct 18, 2009 It is most likely a sensor that is reading an overheat condition or the Throttle Speed Control is sending false info to the Transmission. Tyson 11-26-09 Hello well im kinda having the same thing happening with my 1996 ford explore as well, but kinda different. My 99 contour has seen its mishaps as these people can relate but I had this problem as well and it was the valve body. So I'm having the tranny rebuilt now. It senses the oil pressure within part of the valve body to make sure the governor pressure solenoid is working properly.
Ask your friends for the names of some good shops. Inspect for metallic flakes and smell the trans fluid the smell will tell you whether or not you have a burnt clutch pack. It makes it hard to understand you when you talk like a hillbilly or a foriegner. It's telling you that there is a problem with you brakes. I don't think you will be getting a response.
And then when on the way home, while starting from a light, it started to act normal, except I have to push the gas pedal down a little farther for it to start moving. Signals slipping clutch pack or bad converter. Has to do with a transmission oil pump defect and repair procedure. Will it do any damage if I continue to drive in 'safe mode'in the meantime? I have had a vehicle shift into overdrive at 20 miles per hour, but as soon as I gave it a little gas, it would shift down again, usually a couple of gears. Me and my wife just baught a 1999 ford contour, pushing 119k miles, was a last minute buy due to last car litterally taking a crap. Has to do with a transmission oil pump defect and repair procedure. Is there a sensor that I can easily access? Then splice it into your harness.
This could also be caused by the transmission failure you are having. I have no training in auto mechanics, but, using workshop repair manuals, have replaced engines, pistons, piston rings, crankshaft bearings, clutches, among other parts. Get some heavy duty rubber oil tubing from your auto parts store and divert the output line to the cooler and then back to the tubing that hooks to the transmission. My 1997 Contour began doing the same thing 2. Some causes are easy to fix others are not. And not the aerosol cans of flush you buy at the parts store.