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Flashing Check Engine Light

I have a 2001 Volvo S60 T5.  About a week ago my check engine light came on, and then it went off and stayed off. It came back on yesterday and it was flashing while I was driving. I have an apt tomorrow for a diagnosis, but I was wondering if anyone knows what a flashing check engine light means. I have never seen that before. 
To describe my cars behavior - it is idling a little rough, and is slow getting up to speed. Any ideas on what this could be?
Any knowledge you want to pass along would be appreciated. Thanks, Teresa

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    Teresa Tisserat Oct 03, 2008

    You were right! It was a misfire! Engine coil and spark for cylinder 3.  So they fixed the coil and I got a entire new set of spark plugs.. 


    I also while I was there had them check my timing belt, even though I am under the mileage volvo says -  they found a small crack. I figured with my luck the last couple weeks, just to go ahead and have it all fixed now!


    THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!
    -T

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Sounds like a misfire issue or a boost control valve

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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    Jimmy Oct 03, 2008

    what was the cure?????

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    Jimmy Oct 03, 2008

    no problem its a good thing you changed that timing belt. this engine valves hit the pistons when the belt snaps. good to hear its fixed jimmy

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