1997 GT AT Overdrive problems

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So i have a 1997 Mustang GT. I didnt know this but when a potential buyer for it came to my home he spoke about how the Overdrive gear wasnt kicking in. The car doesent have a button for it anywhere so I assumed my car didnt have it. Does my car have Overdrive if so why does it not work. Is it expensive to repair?
 

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Does your car have the stock shifter in it? There should be an overdrive button and light by the shifter.
 

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evry automatic i have seen they have a button under the selector release button
and it should show on the dash cluster 96 9820211216_174628[1].jpg
 

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bet its possible that some one put a 94 95 original shifter in that car
 

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So i have a 1997 Mustang GT. I didnt know this but when a potential buyer for it came to my home he spoke about how the Overdrive gear wasnt kicking in. The car doesent have a button for it anywhere so I assumed my car didnt have it. Does my car have Overdrive if so why does it not work. Is it expensive to repair?
Yes it should have a button on the shifter handle. If it's an aftermarket shifter a past owner may of failed to make a momentary switch to engage or disengage the OD
 

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Even if it doesn’t have an od button it should still drive normally, that is as long as it has the stock valve body and tune.
 

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Even if it doesn’t have an od button it should still drive normally, that is as long as it has the stock valve body and tune.
I would find the wires and install the button somewhere
If I remember correctly 94 95 have them on the shifter selector panel where the PRND321 is
 

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here is a photo of my 1996 automatic with the O/D button to the right of the selector lever. Hope this helps you.1996-Ford-Mustang-american-classics--Car-101629238-495857dd90993709f22cc20eef8eb531~2.jpg
 

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This the shifter on my car. I guess its not the stock one then.
 

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Appreciate the input guys. Damm i wonder how much would i have to pay to get that overdrive working again
 

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It depends on what’s going on. If it’s actually not going into overdrive I’d put money on the mlps not working right. I wonder if the previous owner removed the button and wired to so it’s off whenever the car is on because there was some sort of issue going on.
 

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the switch does nothing more than connect two wires. It should be easy enough to test even with out a switch just jump the terminals.
 

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