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Brand: Explorer's odd symptoms point to torque converter

Q: My 2000 Ford Explorer 4-liter Control-Trac 4WD has 120,000 miles on it. At 84,000 miles the O/D (overdrive) light began flashing randomly. The shop identified fault code P0741, indicating a potential issue with the transmission. I chose to keep driving the vehicle and the transmission has not failed yet, but I’ve noticed something peculiar. The light will begin flashing at specific locations on the routes I commonly take, and always where there is a power line overhead. It is also directional. The light will flash, for example, if I’m headed north but not if I’m headed south on the same road. Is there a sensor that could be sensitive to temperature and magnetic flux? Is the transmission failing?

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