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Engine light flashes when going up hill.

I have a 96 grand am. When I am going up a hill the engine light starts to flash, but when back on level ground the light stops. The spark plugs and wires were changed, and rechecked. They seem ok. The car also lacks power when going up hill.

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Sometimes when you are going up hill your check engine light or your oil light will come on because all of the oil is at the back of your oil pan.

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Example:one flash and pause and eight flashes = number 18 error code.

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MIL Method

This procedure may be used on 1991-96 models.
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  2. Turn the ignition switch ON-OFF, ON-OFF, ON-OFF, ON within 5 seconds.
  3. Observe the MIL on the instrument panel.
  4. Just after the last ON cycle, MIL will begin flashing the stored codes.
  5. The codes are transmitted as two digit flashes. For example Code 21 will be displayed as a FLASH FLASH pause FLASH.
  6. Be ready to write down the codes as they appear; the only way to repeat the codes is to start over at the beginning.

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