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