engine light flashes

honeybea
0

Asked by honeybea Jul 16, 2012 at 12:02 AM about the 2003 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Check engine light flashes 5, 7, 9, 20, 30 times in a row. Its a pattern that continues. What does it mean.

4 Answers

Tom Torres
2,075

flashing check engine light mean a misfire is happening and it could be damaging the cat. but the repetative pattern like u say is odd but it could be coincidental is the engine shaking sputtering or anything like that?

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
honeybea
0

Engine is sputtering..... n I know I have to replace the cat just was trying the fuel filter first n now since the fuel filter was changed it is worse, looses all power n sputters when I excelerate then stops when I release.

Tom Torres
2,075

you have to check everything but im thinking it got worse because the fuel filter was partially clogged and it was holding back all or most of the crap from the tank when u put the new one on it opened up and let more crap from the tank to the engine. did the old filter look like it was pissing out brown fuel ? i think the pump is finally starting to go. get a fuel pressure gauge on it to see what it is putting out at idle and accel the pressure should be 55 - 62 psi for either engine get the codes read if u can they will be very helpful check for vacuum leaks good spark, check fuel pressure regulator post if u find anything else out

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Trebor66
815

This might help.When the battery is disconnected that will clear ALL the codes.The first time you start it up if it starts flashing right away could be the result f a bad PCM

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

S-10
Looking for a Used S-10 in your area?
CarGurus has 1,672 nationwide S-10 listings starting at $1,500.
ZIP:

Search Chevrolet S-10 Questions

Chevrolet S-10 Experts

#1 Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen
Reputation 1,040
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 560
#3 Trebor66
Trebor66
Reputation 490
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Ranger"
250 Great Deals out of 6,143 listings starting at $1,442
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500"
1,787 Great Deals out of 147,892 listings starting at $1,600
Used Chevrolet Colorado"
203 Great Deals out of 7,073 listings starting at $2,295
Used GMC Sonoma"
10 Great Deals out of 504 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota Tacoma"
553 Great Deals out of 24,340 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford F-150"
2,332 Great Deals out of 98,107 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Dakota"
152 Great Deals out of 3,452 listings starting at $1,944
Used Nissan Frontier"
322 Great Deals out of 13,547 listings starting at $2,496
Used Chevrolet Blazer"
25 Great Deals out of 1,452 listings starting at $1,395
Used GMC Canyon"
58 Great Deals out of 4,139 listings starting at $4,900
Used GMC Sierra 1500"
745 Great Deals out of 56,945 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Ram Pickup 1500"
605 Great Deals out of 11,617 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic"
1,006 Great Deals out of 64,254 listings starting at $1,599
Used Ford Mustang"
529 Great Deals out of 34,810 listings starting at $1,650