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Old 02-10-2008
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My check engine light started flashing on the way home tonite. I got on the gas and it started. I pulled off the road and check my cat to see if it was hot I checked for smells.. Got back in and it had stopped and didn't come back on again. What does that indicate? lol
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You could take it to an auto parts store and they can hook their thing up to it and see. Thats if you dont have a programer or tool to do it yourself.
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Can I pull a code up, if the light went off? And does it mean something if the light was flashing??
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a flashing "service engine soon" light means that the engine has gone into missfire fault mode. if it happens again the light will stay on.

even though the light is not on now there will still be a code stored.
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Pulled the codes.. It's clean. That was really strange.
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if it happens again, try replacing the spark plug wires and distributor. if that doesnt stop the missfire, then its mechanical. best of luck
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