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Old 12-31-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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Od ( overdrive ) indicator flashing yellow??? Please help

Ok so im drivin along like normal , and from a red light to maybe 45 , both times it shifted it banged a little , and then the o/d indicator on the dash was flashing yellow . I pulled over , shut down and restarted it and everything has seemed fine since . Please can anyone let me know what this was . I will rep those who help , thanks guys

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Old 12-31-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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Next time, pull the codes before turning off the car.

So far, all we know is it shifted hard then the computer thought there was a problem.
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There should be a current transmission DTC logged in your car, you should try to get it scanned somewhere to narrow things down and find out how much to worry. I think the flashing yellow indicates serious transmission trouble and not necessarily anything to do with overdrive itself. I'd start by checking the fluid level to begin with if you haven't done that yet. I'll admit I don't know a ton about it, but automatics have fail safe modes when they lose information about vehicle speed or throttle position, and most will revert to maximum pressure to preserve the clutch packs, and this results in "bang" quick shifts regardless of how fast you are accelerating or decelerating. I'd suggest you do some basic research about how an automatic works and specifically the effect of line pressure and shift feel, since you're experiencing that firsthand.

The thing about automatic transmissions, if there's something going wrong and you keep driving it, you're basically setting yourself up to need a rebuild. That's probably still avoidable but my best suggestion is that you take this very seriously and drive the car as little as possible until you know more and get the issues resolved.
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