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This will be the ECM reporting a fault count the number of short or long flashes and short or long intervals between flashes to be able to find out the code and fault.

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The ecm is telling you a sensor is bad go down to autozone or advance auto they will check/scan and tell you for no charge which one you need

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2007 Hyundai Accent SE 1.6L Flashing check engine light and no power. Automatic transmission, car doesn't want to shift.


Injectors, compression, several engine mechanical issues ( burnt valves, weak or broken valve springs, piston rings, head gaskets, cracked block or heads ) and bad ECM drivers for injectors/coil packs can all cause engine misfires. The flashing light means possible catalytic converter damage .

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on gm vehicles that are 1993 and older with an ecm,it is possible to diagnose check engine light using a paper clip.just below driver is a black box that has either 6 or 12 slots.put paper cilp one end in slots a and 1in slot b then watch check engine light.count flashes ,should flash once then pause then it will flash 2 times indicating a code 12 it will flash thic code thee times indicating computer is working after the code 12 it will flash the trouble codes.

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What is service engine light code 12 mean



READING CODES USING MIL (CHECK ENGINE) LAMP

Be advised that the MIL or CHECK ENGINE light can only perform a limited number of functions and it is a good idea to have the system checked with a scan tool to double check the circuit function.

  1. Within a period of 5 seconds, cycle the ignition key ON - OFF - ON - OFF - ON .
  2. Count the number of times the MIL (check engine lamp) on the instrument panel flashes on and off.

The number of flashes represents the trouble code. There is a short pause between the flashes representing the 1st and 2nd digits of the code. Longer pauses are used to separate individual 2-digit trouble codes.
An example of a flashed DTC is as follows:


Lamp flashes 4 times, pauses, then flashes 6 more times. This denotes a DTC number 46. Lamp flashes 5 times, pauses, then flashes 5 more times. This indicates a DTC number 55. DTC 55 will always be the last code to be displayed.


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Fig. Fig. 2: Diagnostic trouble code chart (1 of 2)-1995-97 engines


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Fig. Fig. 3: Diagnostic trouble code chart (2 of 2)-1995-97 2.0L engines

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Engine stops while driving,will not start or stay running for hours,only to die again in short time replaced fuiel pump pcv valve,fuel filter


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Do not replace any further components until you have your On-board diagnostic (OBD2) codes read.

Your vehicle is fitted with a sophisticated OBD computer which monitors the performance of all engine emmission sensors and components.

By jumping pins 5 & 6 of your datalink connector (DLC connector located under dash, above driver's knee), your Engine Check light will flash the codes present stored in memory.

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  1. Run the engine until it reaches operating temperature, then turn engine OFF.
  2. Using a thin jumper wire (speaker wire will do), join pins 5 & 6 (note this connector may be upside down).
  3. Turn ignition key to ON (do not run engine) - the Engine Check light should start flashing.
  4. The 1st group of flashes is the 1st digit of the code; (short pause), 2nd group of flashes is the 2nd digit of the code (short pause) and so on. Note: codes will be separated by a long pause. E.g. Flash, Flash, Flash (short pause), Flash, Flash (short pause); Flash, Flash, Flash denotes: Code 323 etc
  5. Codes will usually repeat - turn key to OFF, once codes have been correctly read.
If the above procedure works for you, please post your codes on here and one of us will assist you with further diagnosis.


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First things first. The check engine light is blinking because the engine is misfiring to a point that could damage the catalytic converter. If cylinder 4 5 & 6 are all misfiring i would check the engine timing belt for proper installation. These are the cylinders for the left bank of the engine. If the belt has jumped or was installed wrong this would explain the misfires. Unfortunately this is an interference motor which means there is a high probability if the belt is on wrong, the engine valves mat be damaged. I would perform a compression test on those cylinders to verify the belt condition. Hope this helps.

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I have a 96 dodge stratus es with the 2.5L V-6. When I do the engine code thing with the key the check engine light flashes 21 times. What does that mean?


You have to count the number of flashes between delays. For example, the light flashes twice, pauses briefly, then flashes 4 times. This problem code is 24. The end of the trouble code is 55, which is 10 flashes so you have at least 2 trouble codes on your vehicle.

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Check engine light is flashing car has difficulties gaining speed from 40 to 60mph transmission dip stick was out of holder 6 inches


check engine light flashing is a miss fire most of the time that may be bad plugs or plug wires that would also explain lack of power don't think it has anything to do with dip stick

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Two most common problems for this are the DIC and the fuel pump. Can also be the CPS. First check the code. You can try this first before going to a code reader: 1.With the car already off, switch on the ignition without starting the engine. 2. After approx. 6 seconds, the 'Check Engine' light goes out for an instant before lighting up again for 3 seconds. This 3 second flash is a warning that the actual flashing code is about to start. 3. The flashing code consists of a number of short flashes lasting 0.4 seconds. The 'Check Engine' light goes out for 2 seconds between each new flashing code (if there is more than one fault). 4. After the last flashing code, the 'Check Engine' light goes out for 3 seconds before lighting up again for 3 seconds, after which the flashing codes are repeated. Readout continues in this way as many times as you wish. Number of flashes / Function 2 / Manifold absolute pressure sensor 3 / Temperature sensor, manifold 4 / Temperature sensor, coolant 5 / Throttle position sensor 6 / Oxygen sensor 7 / Adaptation 8 / Purge valve (EVAP valve) 9 / ECM, internal fault If no flashing codes display, the problem is something else (other than those nine listed above) and must be determined using a generic code reader that supports OBD 1, or using the GM/Saab Tech II code reader and programmer. My money is on the DIC as it is a very common failure component and fuel pump failures rarely throw a code. The DICs are good generally to 100,000 to 150,000 miles, but this varies wildly, especially if the car is run with overgapped plugs for any length of time. The plug gap should be 1 mm and no more. Cars that are scrupulously maintained vis-a-vis the plug gapping can see DICs last over 200,000 miles.

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