Q: Overdrive Light comes on after 30 mph

asked by on

My Overdrive Light comes on after 30 mph. I was told my Gear 3 went bad. Other issues include the driver's side upper control arm, and the right front strut plastic around the metal peeking.

Hello. It is possible that your Overdrive Light is coming on because your Third gear is bad. When there is a problem with the passing gear in your transmission, the overdrive light will come on. Therefore, if your passing gear is the Third gear, then yes, it could be causing the light to come on. The transmission will need to be either rebuilt, or replaced, to fix the problem. If the upper control arm is bad, it just needs to be replaced. The metal peeking on the strut is due to oil from the strut leaking on the metal part of the strut. This is an indication that the strut needs to be replaced. These issues should be diagnosed and repaired by a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, an include an inspection of your suspension system.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Overdrive Light comes on after 30 mph

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Oil leaked out, van ran hot and radiator had a leak oil was splattered everywhere and backed up into the coolant jug 2002 Ford E350 Super Duty

Hello - I suspect you will find blown head gaskets based on the oil in the coolant" observation, with indications of extremely high pressure coming into the cooling system. Hopefully the determination you have that cylinder heads themselves were not...

Q: Is there anything else that causes accessories not to work besides a fuse besause I changed one bad fuse & still not working

The systems that are not working are powered through the battery saver relay actuated by the body control module. If one or more item shorted and blew out the fuse then no item will work. Check to make sure the...

Q: 2006 GMC Envoy not going into gear

Most vehicles like yours will have a shift lock actuator which allows you to change gears when you press the brake pedal. Usually a slight click sound can be heard when the brake pedal is depressed to indicate that the...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...