O/D and trans temp light coming on-- is this bad?
Hey guys, I'm new here. Not really into modding my Jeep or anything, but I figured you guys can probably help with technical issues better than anyone else around. It's a 2001 with 107k miles.
About a week ago, I noticed after about 30 minutes of driving my O/D Off light came on by itself. I thought it was strange, and then I was a bit alarmed because a few minutes later the Trans Over Temp light came on. When I got home, I could smell a funny smell coming from the engine. Nothing too overpowering, but there was a smell.
It happened a couple more times, so I took it to the dealership today. They did what they called a Transmission Service. Not completely sure what that entails, but they removed the pan and said there wasn't any metal in the fluid but that it was pretty dirty. I was under the impression that they flushed the lines and replaced it with new fluid, but the more I think about, I'm starting to feel like maybe they didn't. I don't know...
They said they had someone come in with the same problem last week, they did all that stuff, and she hasn't been back. But on the way home, the lights came on again. Tomorrow I'm going to check the fluid levels and add some more myself if it's low, but it's dark out so I can't do that now.
But my question is does anyone have any experience with this? What could be causing it? And where should I take it to have it fixed?
This is a big dilemma because I'm supposed to drive 700 miles for my sister's wedding on Thursday. And if my car's in the shop or not in driving condition, I'm in trouble. Any help?