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I have a small light on the dash that is a green "s" Lately it begins flashing and the check engine light comes on and the car begins to stall. Help!

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  • Frances Heiss
    Frances Heiss Jun 06, 2010

    There is no code being stored in the system. I am wondering if it may be a clogged injector that is causing the car to stall when it is running. I don't believe it is the fuel pump, as the car restarts with no problem.

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Assuming you can see the picture below can you identify the light in question? FixYa limits the size of attachments so am sorry if this is to small to read However, I suspect the light that is flashing is the Maintenance light and the Check Engine light is flashing because the engine computer senses that the emission levels have exceed 1.5 times the legal limits This may/may not be a result of the emission light Bottom line it that you need to pull codes and do some repairs You can simply try to disconnect your battery and check it again, but I suspect the lights will return quickly Therefore, replace spark plugs/wires, dist cap/rotor, fuel filter and maybe even the O2 sensor let me know if I can be of any further assistance Sean

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  • Sean Reisdorf
    Sean Reisdorf Jun 06, 2010


    sorry... it appears the pic did not post the first time



  • Sean Reisdorf
    Sean Reisdorf Jun 06, 2010

    sure.... filter is possible.... that's why its in my "to-do" list

  • Frances Heiss
    Frances Heiss Jun 06, 2010

    I know what the green light is, but i don't know why it starts flashing before the check engine light comes on..I had a new tranny put in and the button on the stick DOES NOT turn the green light on or off. It is just funny how it starts flashing then the check engine light cimes on then the car dies.

  • Sean Reisdorf
    Sean Reisdorf Jun 06, 2010

    now you've lost me
    I thought we were talking about the maintenance light on the dash and the flashing check engine light and then you start talking about a trans replacement and no green light?

    I'; restate my previous comments since I "think" you still want to know about the DASH lights

    the maintenance and check engine light are controlled by the engine computer
    there are no preprogramed calibrations that identifys why the computer would turn on the green light and then the check engine light

    bottom line is that the computer is sensing a problem that can be caused by thousands of things... pull codes and then we can start eliminating the guess work




  • Frances Heiss
    Frances Heiss Jun 06, 2010

    The engine IS NOT storing codes. I have a code reader available, but whatever the problem is it is not happenning enough for meto get a code from it. I was hoping someone else had this problem before that is hy I am asking.

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    Sean Reisdorf Jun 06, 2010

    if no codes are being stored that you are dealing with a major electrical "short" or a defective computer

    Sean


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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. As the ECM (Control Module) has detected a fault with car's system it is showing check engine light on. ECM has self-testing capability. When the computer senses that there is a problem with some of the components 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 your car needs to be looked at. You'll need to get the codes checked from a nearby dealer/mechanic. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Posted on Jun 05, 2010

  • Frances Heiss
    Frances Heiss Jun 06, 2010

    Unfortunately the code is not being stored. The check engine light is not staying on. Once the car stalls out, it can be restarted again with no check engine light.

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