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Flashing check engine light means you are pumping raw fuel into your catalytic converter. DO NOT drive the car like this for long or you will burn out your $500 catalytic converter. Go to Autozone and have them run a scan of your computer and see what it says is wrong. That will get you started. Likely a plug misfire in one or 2 cylinders. Could be bad coils, bad plugs, etc. Sounds lecetrical.

report codes back here.

What car? What engine? What year?

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SOURCE: rough idle, backfire on acceleration

check everything you can under the hood your air intake system all of it especially make sure all clamps are tight .. and make sure all vacuum hoses are good and not cracking or broken or just loose . you might run a little fuel cleaner through a tank of gas too cleaning the engine fuel system up some. just a few ideas.. Jerry

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was anything recently changed on the car, like sparkplugs etc. this happened to my 2000 saab 9-3 after i put aftermarket spark plugs in, but if none of that just ask autozone to check it for free

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check engine light on usually mean emissions. ie catalytic converter, o2 sensor.

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SOURCE: 2004 subaru forester, 99,000 miles. Check engine

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.

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SOURCE: wrangler check engine light

If the light was flashing when it came on, then it means your engine is misfiring.

A solid light can mean anything from a loose/faulty gas cap to a transmission issue.

This light comes on when the computer detects a fault of some sort in its diagnostic tests. If it keeps detecting this issue, the light will remain on. If the light turns off, then it has detected that the issue may no longer be present.

In order to find out what the exact reason was for your light, You need to have your car computer scanned to retrieve the code that the computer would have stored when the light triggered. Most garages will do this free of charge. The code will tell you what may have caused the light to initially turn on.

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