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There is a warning Light , an ! sign that comes on & I don't know what it means. It flashes

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If your flashing warning light is a ! inside of what looks like a gear and flashes it is a transmission warning light. There will we a code why the light is flashing but you cant read it with a regular scan tool you need to have them read at a transmission shop that has a special trans code reader. I have a 2001 DOHC Taurus and i had this same light come on and flash. It didn't come on right away it came on about 5 mins after i started driving.

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Could be alternator light

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In any case - flashing warning light are never ok, so when you see it again and you're sure it's not just the ABS/ESP warning light, go and have your boardcomputer read-out, since it should contain useful errorcodes ..

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