Last post on Dec 09, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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#10 of 14 overdrive turns off
Mar 28, 2012 (9:48 am)
I got 2003 MMount, 4.0, 6 cyl, regular trans; and -very often- the overdrive turns off and the button not respond when trying turn it on...this happens driving over 65 mph; and besides the OD off, TRANS overheated msgs appears too. Turning the car off/on resets the msg and sometimes don't show up for the rest of the trip and runs ok.
In the workshop#1 (general) I was told the scan shows code 775; solenoids out of range. I drove it to another -trans specialist- workshop (70 miles) to ensure diagnostic; the vehicle behaves normal, -nothing wrong- and the new scan showed nothing!
Took it to the electric shop to ensure right voltage, and voltage was correct but cca or caa not, so need to replace battery; by the way I left my car with workshop#2 several days for them to test/drive it and look for something mas precise...Do someone have or had any similar experience? Please?? if so, what was the conclusion?
#11 of 14 Re: overdrive turns off [ledezma]
Mar 29, 2012 (10:45 am)
Most likely is solenoids/valve body malfunctions. An easy fix really, but the shops and dealers like to call it a "rebuild" since most of us don't know how a transmission works.
#12 of 14 Re: overdrive turns off [nvbanker]
Apr 11, 2012 (8:15 am)
...one of the tubing/lines had e loose end!!! .....apparently was the cause of this malfunction...working perfectly. Thanks for your reply.....
#13 of 14 Re: HELP [love4amandan]
Oct 24, 2012 (10:42 am)
I had the same noise coming from mine almost like an animal had crawled up in the engine. Then mine started to shift funny and we took it in and the transmission was gone! $2,400.00 later........ 2006 Mountaineer with 90,000 miles
#14 of 14 Transmission woes
Dec 09, 2012 (10:24 pm)
Those transmissions were made to go 100,000 miles. Yours died just short of schedule. It's the cost of driving.
My neighbor has an 09 Suburban - just lost their transmission at 60,000 miles.
OTOH, I have an 02 Odyssey with 194,000 on the transmission, still going. My cousin has a Taurus with 300,000 miles on it, original transmission (and engine). Lots of factors go into these events - but 100,000 miles from anybody's transmission shouldn't be denigrated as unfair performance.