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Drove fine this morning and then got in the car this morning to come home and it shuddered and rode fought. The check engine light flashed on and off and would sometimes stay off for a minute or two. The shuddering would increase and decrease as well. It happened in both drive and 2nd.
The warning light is telling you the computer has found a problem that is affecting engine performance and fuel mileage. A flashing light means it is something serious.
You should have someone scan the computer for trouble codes and go from there. The codes will help direct the mechanic as to what to test.
Posted on Dec 09, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Drop in to an Autozone, or Pep Boys, or similar big parts store & they will usually scan for codes free. This will hopefully eliminate all the guess work, or at least point everyone in right direction for better diagnosis. If not obvious from codes what the problem is, get back to us and we'll help you out.
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks for the great suggestion . I'll have Autozone read the codes on Monday. Thanks again!"
Take a run into Autozone, or Pep boys, or similar big autoparts store and they will do a free code scan, to point everyone in the right direction instead of guessing, and throwing parts at it. If the fix isn't obvious after codes recorded, get back to us with code(s) and will help you out if still needed.
Posted on Dec 04, 2009
go to a shop and see if there is a code stored in memory. anything else would just be a blind guess. If you are near an Autozone that do a scan for free
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
Flashing CEL is an indication of a misfire. You would need a code scanner to find out which cylinder it is.
The code should be a P030n where n= 1 to 8 ( the cylinder number ). Could be a P0300, which is a misfire indication.
Posted on Jan 28, 2011
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