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Hello,

I just recently bought a 2003 Ody to replace my 96 Tahoe with 207,000 plus miles on it. I play in a band on weekends and need a vehicle that can transport my equipment and give me reliability and somewhat decent gas mileage.
When I bought the van it had a blinking D transmission light thing going on. The dealer said that the issue was not resetting the computer after servicing the tranny. They said they cleared the code and all was good so I drove off. Not too far down the road it started blinking again. Long story short I found this forum searching for answers to the blinking D light and have been reading gobbs of info since.
BTW the problem turned out to be one of the switches on the transmission not plugged in. When reaching around down there I did feel a connector hanging but assumed it was a harness for an un-installed option. The old girl is running just fine!
 

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edwonbass said:
I just recently bought a 2003 Ody to replace my 96 Tahoe with 207,000 plus miles on it.
As we see once again, it's hard to beat a basic SBC V-8 for reliability.
edwonbass said:
When I bought the van it had a blinking D transmission light thing going on. The dealer said that the issue was not resetting the computer after servicing the tranny.
The blinking D, combined with other symptoms, is usually the sign of death...that dealer sounded unknowledgable or less-than-honest. Glad it was just a disconnected plug...*PHEW*.

I like our 02 and 03 EX's. Glad you found the answer, and that she's running on an even keel. If you're a DIY guy, some of us change the ATF when we change the oil (almost as easy as an oil change). The A/T is the weak link in these cars.

Nemogira (one of our forum members) works with music. He installed Airlifts to help with moving his gear:

Nemogira's Airlift 1000 Install

Enjoy the ride!

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0dyfamily, that drive train on the Tahoe was pretty solid. Everything else was starting to fall apart around it.

Thanks for the tip on the air lift. I had the van loaded up with everything I would normally take to a gig this past weekend and didn't notice too much sag. It actually handled pretty good.

I do think I will install a transmission cooler sometime in the next couple of weeks and change the ATF. I am also thinking about installing a hitch to pull our 2000lbs popup. First I will put one on the wifes Isuzu Trooper and see how it does. I don't want to put the Ody transmission through too much if I don't need to.
 

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I am also thinking about installing a hitch to pull our 2000lbs popup. First I will put one on the wifes Isuzu Trooper and see how it does.
Sounds like a good match.

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