Q: Overdrive Light comes on after 30 mph

asked by on February 15, 2016

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.

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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.

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