I have code P0745 my computer said pressure solenoid A, just changed bad engine on 2003 Ford Explorer

overdrive light is flashing, shifts back into neutral and into gear going down the road, the overdrive switch works in park but not while driving, am I looking at a bad transmission

by in Battle Creek, MI on January 18, 2013
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ANSWER by , January 19, 2013
That is right about what you found out what that means, as far as that code goes. However, here is what I would do: Take your car to either your Ford Dealership or to a reputable mechanic you can trust that can do a FULL Diagnostic Check Engine Light test on the vehicle. Also, tell them what you did and what part(s) you replaced and how it got this way, and be as detailed and specific as possible. Also bring your bills that you paid the parts for and when you did replace them. From there, they will do a FULL Diagnostic Check Engine Light test on your vehicle and it will tell you what the problem(s) could be, or could not be. In this case, what you did with changing the Engine, you SHOULD NOT have done that...now you are having more problems than it is worth, and this will COST YOU a lot of money in the long run. I am sorry to be a bearer of bad tidings here, but to me? Don't ever change the engine unless you are a car hobbiest (maybe) or if you are a mechanic working on your own car, or if you work for a car dealership and you know a lot about your vehicle. Hope this helps and good luck.
COMMENT by , January 19, 2013
Your answer puzzles me, I bought the car with a bad engine and had it replaced by a licensed mechanic, later the overdrive light blinking issue occured. There is no check engine light on, thanks for your input but received some excellent advise on what it could be so I understand more, thats what I was looking more someone with that experience. Thanx anyways
COMMENT by , May 13, 2013
I am having the exact same issue with my 2003 Ford Explorer right now. What did you have to do and how much estimated were your cost to repair the Solenoid. Im trying not to be gyped and I sure dont want to buy another car.
COMMENT by , July 06, 2015
Should have bought a real vehicle the first time