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Old 02-28-2014, 06:59   #1 (permalink)
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how to tell if I have an overdrive drum sensor with out removing the trany?

First a little back story, about two months ago my mothers O/D light started to flash, and she said the truck was "shifting hard", but driving just fine. Than about 5 weeks ago her starter went out so I came over and replaced it. As you know I had the battery discontented, of course that reset everything and the light stopped flashing. For the next few days she said the trany was shifting just fine. About 2 weeks ago it started to flash, and shift hard again. I started to drive the explorer last week, and the trany was shifting hard the light was flashing. at first I was thinking it may have just been a sensor but yesterday it started to slip bad going from 2nd to 3rd...So now I'm looking for new trany, what I need help with is, is their a way to tell if I have the overdrive drum sensor with out removing the trany? I can't see it from underneath, and as I can't put a trany in the back of my car I need to use the explorer to go get it(I know it is a bad idea to drive a truck with a bad trany but it's that or get killed for putting a dirty used trany in the old lady's new escape..lol besides I have AAA) so I can't remove it to look. I would love any help with this..thank you
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Re: how to tell if I have an overdrive drum sensor with out removing the trany?

I think the sensor is mounted on the outside of the tranny, which year\engine?
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As stated above year and engine would help. Also be careful getting a used one. Wouldn't want the same issue from a used unit. Also before you get another Trans have you had codes pulled? Could still be something else.


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Sorry Not sure why I didn't put the info in the first post, but it is the 4.0 OHV V6 and the year is 1997 and it is only 2WD. haven't had the codes pulled...with the slipping and all I thought it was shot guess I can try to get it somewhere, besides they should be able to tell me witch tranny I got. Thank you.
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