Why Is The Overdrive Light Flashing?

Why is my overdrive light flashing on my Ford Ranger?

The OD light flashes when there is a serious tranny issue.

Kinda like when the MIL flashes.

Once you stop and restart the truck it resets, but the issue may still be there.

Could be overheating, slipping, alot of things..

Is it OK to drive with overdrive on?

Overdrive improves fuel economy, and makes for less wear and tear on the vehicle when you are driving at highway speeds. 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.

Is it bad to drive with overdrive on?

It’s not bad to drive with overdrive off and does no harm to the transmission. However, you will get worse fuel economy and have more noise at high speeds. There’s really no reason to leave it off unless you need to ascend or descend a steep hill. You can turn overdrive on or off at any time or speed.

Can overdrive mess up transmission?

Too much torque demand during deceleration can damage the transmission and clutch. Some overdrives act as an auxiliary transmission unit, and effect the ratio of each gear in the transmission, but the overdrive in your Villager is merely a fourth gear. … If you can feel the engine lugging, switch the overdrive off.

What causes the overdrive to go out?

We’ll cover the common causes that can put your Overdrive out of commission. The most common problem that is a false flag for the loss of overdrive would be when the torque converter fails to lock up. When the torque converter doesn’t lock the vehicle will travel at a higher rpm down the highway.