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I have a 1996 volvo 960 and the check engine light is on. when driving, it flashes then stops then flashes again until I get up to around 60 mph.

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Your vehicle’s computer system has self-testing capability. When the computer senses that there is a problem with one of the components or sensors it stores the correspondent trouble code(s) in its memory and lights up the "Check Engine" or "Service Engine Soon" light to tell you that there is a problem and you need to diagnosed and repaired it. The list of possible codes number in the hundreds. The code itself doesn't tell exactly what component is defective - it only indicates where to look, or what engine parameter is out of normal range. You or a technician will have to perform further testing to pinpoint cause and the proper repair. The light flashing when you are driving indicates a more serious problem that should be fix right away or more problems can occur.

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