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I have a 2002 cougar that i just got at an auction and the check engine light has been on and recently started flashing the other day.. I maybe think the engine is running a little hot but the hot censor isnt saying its over heating or anything. So what should i do?

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If the check engine light is flashing, that's not good. It's probably an emissions issue. I had a Chevy Blazer do that once and I put some different gas in it and it was fine. If the light just stays on, it could be something as simple as watery gas. Take it to a shop, or Advance/O'Reilly's/Autozone/NAPA/PepBoys and have them use a diagnostic tool to read the trouble codes. That should tell you why the light is on/flashing and what you'll need to do to fix it. Try not to drive it too much with the light flashing.

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